Hans Rijpkema

Hans Rijpkema Hans began his career at SCAN, where for five years he was head of R&D (working mainly on train simulators for the Dutch and European railways) and as a teacher of computer graphics and animation.

In 1996 Hans joined Rhythm and Hues to start up the character rigging department, and is currently their Production Technology Lead. He moved into the software department where he is now responsible for a wide variety of topics related to character development, like character rigging and skinning, fur grooming and animation, model creation and deformation. Over the last 11 years he has worked on over 30 feature films including Mousehunt, Babe: Pig in the City, Harry Potter I, Cats and Dogs, Elf, Scooby Doo, the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Evan Almighty, Golden Compass and The Incredible Hulk.