Alison Chan

 

Profile

3D Rigger with over 3 years professional experience working in the animation industry, rigging for 3D animated television shows and film.

Software Skills

  • Maya

  • Blender

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Premier

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Python Scripting 

  • Mel Scripting

Experience

Senior Rigger (ICON Creative Studio, Vancouver BC - September 2018 - Present)

  • Working on Disney's television show Rocketeer

  • Creates rigs for characters and props

  • Writes automation tools for character setup in Python

  • Coordinates with the rigging supervisor and animation technical teams to develop rigs for production  

  • Assists in training new team members in the studio tools and pipeline
     

Rigger and Character FX Artist (Tangent Animation, Toronto ON - October 2016 - May 2018)

  • Worked on Tangent's feature film Next Gen

  • Created rigs for characters and props

  • Developed and tested cloth and hair rigs for production

  • Created hair and cloth simulations for shots

  • Wrote tools in Python to help automate rigging and simulation processes

  • Debugged issues on a case by case basis with artists in cloth and finalling scenes, particularly regarding the use of assets and tools

Rigger (Guru Studio, Toronto ON - June 2015 - September 2016)

  • Worked on the Justin Time Go and True and The Rainbow Kingdom

  • Communicated with asset, layout, animation and CG supervisors to produce and maintain assets according to production needs

  • Scripted tools to automate rigging processes using MEL and Python

  • Lead rigging orientations to introduce rigs to animators

  • Trained new team members in the studio tools and pipeline

  • Debugged issues on a case by case basis with artists in animation and layout scenes, particularly regarding the use of assets and tools and how they interact with the pipeline

Generalist Art Intern (Game Pill Inc, Aurora ON - April 2014 – July 2014)

  • Storyboarded for show pitches

  • Designed characters for games and show pitches

  • Designed UI for game concept packages

Education

Bachelor of Animation (September 2011- May 2015)

Sheridan College, Oakville ON

Contact Information:

Alison.G.Chan @gmail.com

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