Creature TD / Lead Rigger - Bournemouth

Creature TD / Lead Rigger


Outpost VFX are looking for senior level creature TD with expertise in rigging to join us on a fierce new project for 2020. The position will be based at our Bournemouth studio in an exciting VFX environment servicing feature films and high-end TV.

You will be working closely with the head of 3D and animation supervisors, ensuring rigs and bone setups are integrated into the 3D props, characters and creatures.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Creation of fur, feathers and grooming for photo-realistic creatures
• Develop simulation setups for photo-realistic creatures; including clothing, fur, hair, muscle and skin.
• Involvement in the development of departmental tools and technique
• Regularly communicating with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines
• To be able to work with the visual effects supervisor, and the lead CG supervisor to determine the best creative approaches and techniques for all the different steps in a 3D production pipeline.

Required Skills
• 3+ years industry experience as Creature TD/ Rigger working on high end film, TV or commercials.
• Be knowledgeable in anatomy, muscle and bone structure
• Animation experience
• Understand the basics of animation
• Comfortable in researching various anatomies, or even creating whole new systems
• Fluent in Maya
• Knowledge and a good understanding of Houdini
• Experienced in writing Python, and understand how workflows can be optimised with scripts or automation
• Excellent knowledge of VFX Creatures pipelines/workflows

About you
• o Excellent eye for detail
• Independent problem solver
• Able to share knowledge and techniques with other artists
• Participate in creative and technical discussions

Required Experience
• 4+ years High End Film, TV or Commercial industry experience


  • Central location.
  • 10-Minute walk to award winning beaches.
  • Close to the train station links (under 2 hours to Central London).
  • Wellness benefits, such as company massage, running club and Yoga.
  • Free Friday Beers or non-alcoholic drinks for all!
  • Fantastic company culture.

• Bournemouth, UK

Contract Type
• Various available

Start Date
• March 2020

• Depending on Experience

How do I Apply?
• Send a short cover email to: [email protected]
• Include your Demo Reel, Portfolio and CV
• Add the position you are applying for in the subject of the email

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK at the time of applying, remote work is not possible.

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