DreamWorks Feature - Character Rigger

NBCUniversal    Glendale, CA
Job Description
The Character Rigger is responsible for constructing 3D character rigs and animation interfaces, and establishing muscle, skin, hair, fur and/or clothing behaviors which range from broad squash and stretch to realistic physical simulations. Job Duties
  • Design, create, test and maintain character set ups
  • Work with Modeling to create a model that meets technical needs
  • Work with R&D to design, debug and evaluate new tools
  • Collaborate with animators to design motion controls
  • Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems
  • Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges
  • Work with PE and/or Dept TDs to integrate and maintain setups
  • Work with FX and CharFX to provide them with information needed to integrate characters and digital effects
  • Work with Lighting to achieve final model for rendering
  • Write utility scripts and programs to streamline the setup process
  • Work with production management to prioritize tasks
  • Keep supervisors informed of progress, changes, roadblocks and other critical issues
  • Participate in training, recruiting and other global department tasks as requested
  • Qualifications/Requirements

  • 3+ years production experience
  • Knowledge of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character motion
  • Knowledge of anatomy
  • Training in visual arts and understanding of form, geometry and movement
  • Knowledge in programming and software development skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Desired Characteristics

  • Unix experience desired
  • Practical knowledge of academics such as linear algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and differential geometry
  • Sub-Business

    Film Features Animation

    Career Level







    United States

    About Us

    From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream. Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions. DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.


    NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:35:41 GMT

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