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jobby: Senior Character TD, IoM Media Ventures, Halifax

IoM Media Ventures is a 3D animation studio located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our studio’s talent-friendly, encouraging atmosphere is where highly-skilled individuals come together to create ground breaking animated content.

We’re currently looking for a Senior Character TD to join our development team!

The Role:

The Senior Character TD is responsible for designing, creating and maintaining highly flexible and efficient rigs for animated projects. They work closely with Modelers and Animators to develop and refine rigs that meet the specific requirements.


  • Prototype, implement and refine character rigs, cloth or mechanical rigs
  • Explore/Implement new or efficient rigging techniques
  • Troubleshoot and fix rig issues, collect artistic feedback and fine tune rig behaviour
  • Become a proficient user and contributor of the extensive rigging tool-set
  • Create simple tools to help animation workflow and rig interaction
  • Work within the pipeline and rigging standards when needed
  • Meet delivery deadlines under production constraints

Essential Skills:

  • Maya rigging (full body/facial)
  • A passion for creating CG character rigs and the requisite attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of 2D design and animation concepts
  • Experience with full scripted modular/functional rigging
  • Analytical and artistic skills, creativity and visual problem solving
  • Team work, communication and time management skills
  • The ability to write technical documentation and present your work
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy for bipeds and quadrupeds, skeletons and muscles
  • Highly motivated with ability to work independently 

Desirable Skills:

  • Facial anatomy, eye and mouth rigs, Face breakdown
  • Life drawing or organic modeling especially human anatomy
  • Basic knowledge of dynamics (Maya Hair, Comet, nCloth, nParticle etc.)
  • Advanced Python or Mel, GUI scripting and the ability to follow strict coding standards
  • C or C++ programming Maya plugins

Thank you for your interest in joining our island.   

To apply, please visit our , then simply submit your resume and reel.  

All submissions will be considered, and successful applicants contacted.

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