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Rigging Artist

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Rigging Artist

• Intermediate Level

Summary

Implement animation control rigging systems for complex characters and props using Maya

Category Animation  Art Department  Special Effects 
Location London, United Kingdom
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Nov 09, 2022
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End Date N/A

Job Description

Responsibilities:  
  • Implement animation control rigging systems for complex characters and props using Maya 
  • Set up rigs for low and high-res characters 
  • Set up and rig character models 
  • Work with animators to design, create, and maintain animation rigs for characters that are clean, efficient, and animation friendly 
  • Works in partnership with R&D programmers, Animators, Lighting TD's to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard 
  • Take direction from Animation Supervisors and Leads as well as provide guidance and mentorship to other Riggers[Text Wrapping Break]Design user interfaces and controls for characters and facial animation systems (bone and blend shape driven) 
  • Work closely with Animators and Modelers to troubleshoot and fix problems or rig limitations that arise in the course of production. 
  • Maintain and improve current animation pipeline 
  • Maintain a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work 
  • Provide support to character rigs throughout production 
Required Skills: 
  • Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools. 
  • Firm understanding of animation production pipelines. 
  • Ability to quickly grasp and replicate anatomy and articulation of non-realistic creatures from various reference materials. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and wrangle character-rigging issues for artists 
  • Knowledge of animation sharing, and motion capture transfer between character rigs 
Preferred Skills:  
  • Prior company experience. 
  • Experience troubleshooting pipeline issues.  
Qualifications: 
  • Minimum 3 years experience with character rigging. 
  • Knowledge of Maya rigging tools including joint and skeleton creation, skinning and weighting, IK setup, blend-shapes, and deformers. 
  • Solid understanding of anatomy and articulation of realistic humans and creatures. 
  • Solid understanding of articulations and rig building on digital characters as well as sophisticated props and vehicles. 
  • MEL scripting required, working knowledge of Python desired. 
  • Knowledge of animation sharing, and motion capture transfer between character rigs 
Education:   
  • High School education or equivalent required  
  • BA/BS in applicable field preferred 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
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