Niels Kleinheinz

Niels Kleinheinz

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First Name * Niels
Last Name * Kleinheinz
Username * nielsroscher
Country * DE
City Berlin
Nationality German
Languages EnglishGerman


Current Position Rigger
Current Company The Animation Workshop
Areas of Expertise RiggingScriptingcharacter riggingCharacter SetupTools Programming
Preferred Tools Tool Development3ds maxMAYAMELMaxScriptPython


Availability: Freelance
Phone number 49 176 80173747


  • Beuth University of Applied Sciences M. Sc.


My name is Niels Kleinheinz (born Roscher) and I am a character TD. I create character and prop rigs for animated feature films, visual effects for live-action features and commercials in Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max. Apart from that I also develop tools for the rigging pipeline in MEL, Python and MaxScript.

I've worked on feature film productions including multiple locations which allowed me to supervise teams in Mumbai, India, Peking, China and Sophia, Romania. I've also had the chance to work in London and Abu Dhabi.

Feature films I've worked on:

* Iron Man 3
* 47 Ronin
* Gravity
* Wrath of the Titans
* Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
* Johnny English Reborn
* Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
* Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Feature Animation:
* Laura's Star and the Dream Monsters
* Laura's Star and the Mysterious Dragon Nian
* Jasper: Journey to the End of the World