Creature Technical Director
Expression of interest

Weta Digital is currently looking to hire a Creature TD to join its award winning team.

Applicants should be experienced and passionate about building photo-realistic creatures. They should have broad anatomical knowledge and be well versed in creation, rigging and simulation of skeletons, muscles, and skin.

A Creature TD is responsible for building, rigging and simulating the internal anatomy of a creature, in order to drive the final deformation of the skin. Also responsible for defining animation controls and rigging puppets to be used by animation and other departments.

Creature TDs work closely with various departments, especially modelling, animation, and shots. They work alongside the Creature Cloth/Hair TDs to deliver dynamic, realistic creatures.

Strong scripting and debugging skills are a must.

  • 5 years or more as a full time senior creature TD on feature films
  • Experience with skinning and deformation of photo realistic characters and/or creatures
  • Poweruser in Maya
  • Poweruser in Python scripting
  • Linux experience
  • Experience in Cloth and Hair simulation a plus
  • Python, Perl, and C++ knowledge a plus.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment
  • Must be willing to relocate to New Zealand

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Location: Wellington - New Zealand

Expressions of interest are invited through the usual job application process.