Skills

Primary

Rigging

nCloth

Secundary

3D modeling

python

animation

drawing

Software

Maya

Zbrush

Photoshop

(Winfows/Linux)

Hobbies

Piano

Basketball

Education

Anahuac University

Bachelor "Design and digital animation engineering"

CG Master Academy

"Facial Rigging for Production"

Puppeteer Loungue

"Mechanical rigging"

Special thanks to Pluralsight, vimeo and youtube artists for a lot of tutorials.

Big fan of "The art of moving points" book by Tim Tindall (Pixar)

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Hector Abraham Torres


3D Rigger / Character TD 

A very passionate 3D Rigger with 5 years of professional experience on international projects.

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Sr Rigging Artist
(Mikros Animation Studio)

Rigging Instructor
(Keyframe animation School)

Lead Character TD
(FOX IC)

Aug 2019 - Sep 2020

2019 - present (seasonal)

Sep 2017 - Aug 2019

Character Rigger

(Icon Creative Studio)

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Sep 2020 - Feb 2021

Worked on the rigs of the main characters for the new feature animation movie "Paw Patrol the movie".

Also worked on the last  fixes for "The SpongeBob Movie"

Instructor of the “Rigging for TDs” course in Keyframe Anim School.
Currently teaching the 5th generation of this course.

A big number of the students of this course are now working on the animation industry as 3D Riggers.

Working on Disney Plus series "Monsters at work"

and unrevealed project for Disney Jr.

Rigging Characters on TV shows for Baby TV (FOX International Channel)  and other European local channels with OuO Time S.L productions. 
"Baby TV" shows:
-Snail Trail (Season 1 and 2)- Main Rigger (Rigged all the characters)
- Lale Ki Lolu - Supervising rigs
- Tiny Bunch (Season 2) - Lead Rigger: Making new rigs for all the main characters.
- Little Lola in the city (Season 2) - Lead rigger (Remake of the main rigs and the new characters) 


“Shows for other TV channels”
- Bradley and Bee - Main Rigger (Responsable of all the characters rig)
- Danielle Dee (in progress) - Lead Rigger (rigged all the main characters)
- Emmy & Gooro - Lead Rigger (rigged the two main character)

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Character Rigger
(Rig-it.net)

Mar 2017 - Aug 2017

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3D Rigger
(Boxel animation / Cartoon Network)

Director
(ANFX - National Congress of animation and VFX)

Freelance Rigger

Sep 2016 - Mar 2017

Jan 2016 - Dec 2017

Jan 2015 - present

Rigging characters for different kind of projects:  cinematics, games and advertising.

Worked with Boxel animation Studios as a 3D Rigger in “Max Steel Turbo” feature film for Cartoon Network.


In charge of the skinning process and props rigigng of a big part of the characters in the movie, including some main characters.

As the president of an ACM chapter in Mexico, directed two national congresses/festivals about animation and vfx. In which artists from some of the best animation studios (ILM, Dreamworks, MPC, Double Negative, Marvel, Warner, etc.) attended to give talks and workshops for students and professionals during a week.

Rigging for all kind of projects for different studios around the world.
Feature films, Tv shows, advertising and videogames.

                      SOME CLIENTS:
- Cartoon Network
- Baby TV (FOX)
- Ollin VFX

- Moonactive
- Blue-Faces

- Blow Studios
- Tomavision

- Present Creative CA.
- Keyframe Anim School
- Believe.tv
- Dynalab
- HCG Tech
- Awaken
- Fygostudio

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CharacterTD/ Rigger

(Sony Pictures Animation )

Jan 2021 - Present

New Sony Pictures Animation feature film in progress

Teaching Experience

Rigging Dojo
Cartoon rigging
- Online Mentor (Seasonal)

Keyframe Anim School
"Rigging for TDs"
- Course Teacher (Seasonal)

The Gnomon Workshops
Creating Stylized Facial Rigs for Production in Maya
- Instructor/Author (Recorded)

Visual College of Arts & Design (VCAD)
Made rigging terms syllabus (2021)

Anahuac Mayab University
Rigging and Maya courses
- Instructor (2017 - 2019)




Talks Experience

Cape Town - International Animation Festival (CTIAF)
Talk - Rigging in Maya

ESDI Barceolna 
Talk Rigging for production


Escena Animation School
Talk - Rigging for production

CREC+
Talk - Being creative