Dean Finnigan is an award winning animator, character rigger and instructor working in Sydney, Australia.

He has been animating on a professional level since 1994 and has worked on large scale AAA game development, feature films, TV commercials, game cinematics and also many interactive entertainment projects.

He complements his character animation skills with advanced character rigging work and therefore understands the process from start to finish.  He has developed animation and rigging pipelines for many major projects as well as bespoke character solutions for smaller studios.

He has written many rigging and animation tools which have been developed using python and mel, and has written advanced auto-rigging tools which make the process much more artist friendly and saves valuable production time.

He works mostly remotely for clients both large and small scale around the world offering custom character rigs and animation solutions for their feature animation, commercials or game development projects.

He also delivers rigging and animation master classes and seminars to art schools and universities and takes a small number of individual sessions to local professionals and students.