Technical Director - Toronto

Job Description:

Tangent Animation is seeking a talented Technical Director to join our growing team. Studio environment is fast-paced and committed to creating high-quality animation. Candidates should thrive as part of a team and take direction well.


  • Evaluate the animation needs of a model and develop and execute a strategy for executing the rigging, skinning, and blend shape requirements.
  • Work with a production team to determine what is needed for the desired performance and range of motion and incorporate that into new or existing rigs.
  • Write and incorporate scripts into the pipeline enabling the modelers efficiently prepared characters for rigging and skinning.
  • Write and incorporate scripts enabling animators to update characters based on rigging, skinning, or blend shape requirements.


  • Requires 3 years minimum experience in Feature Film and/or Commercial production with an emphasis on rigging and skinning.
  • Proficient with Maya and/or Blender software.
  • Experienced with rigging and skinning of organic models.
  • Knowledge of Python is a plus.
  • Strong modeling skills.
  • Strong artistic skills, with a good eye for form and motion.
  • Experience with Unix/Linus operating system is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • A creative problem solver who is organized and critical of his or her own work.
  • A history of consistent high-end technical execution.
  • Interest and ability to mentor artists and programmers.
  • Ability to cope with the pressure of our busy, deadline driven industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Animation, Computer Graphics, Fine Art, Architectural/Industrial Design, or related field; or equivalent professional experience.


Reports To:
Senior Technical Director
Technical Direction


Start Date:
May 11 2017
End Date:
Apr 30 2018

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