- Rigging Lead

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Rigging Lead


Rigging Lead

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Gaming Animation


Infinity Ward is looking for a motivated and experienced Lead Rigger to join our new Austin studio.

Category Animation  Art Department  Gaming 
Location Location Not Provided
Time Period Full Time
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Start Date N/A
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Job Description

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated rigging lead with experience heading up teams that build complex character, vehicle, and prop rigs.

The applicant needs a solid understanding of rigging pipelines and should be comfortable with Python development practices and various version control systems. 

  • Support the production pipeline used by Artists/Animators, and ensures that the art/animation team has all of the relevant tools and workflows they need to operate at peak efficiency
  • Follow direction from the Technical Animation Director on an optimal CG look that ensures that all art content in the game is being built to withstand performance and memory requirements
  • Work with MEL/Python scripts to automate the character animation process
  • Work with 3rd party software for viewing and effecting Maya animations in the game engine
  • Assist with dynamics and in-game physics
  • Design and implement efficient character/weapon/vehicle rigs for the project
  • Maintain error-proof skinning data on character library
  • Tasks include:  Technical animation, tool development, skinning of characters and rigging of characters
  • Cloth/Hair simulation ability In May or Game Is a huge plus
  • Degree in Computer Science, Graphic Art or a related field
  • 5+ years experience in the games industry with 5+ years experience on console game development
  • Computer programming/scripting experience (e.g. C++, MEL, Python, Etc…)
  • Strong knowledge of Maya 8+
  • Knowledge of MEL/Python scripting
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Demo Reel Requirements:
  • Demonstrates abilities in tools and includes a concise and practical character rig
  • Show in-game or movie footage of that rig

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit 40
Shift Day
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