Full Time Job

Rigging Artist

Animal Logic

Vancouver, BC 04-17-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Are you a Rigging Artist interested in joining the team in our Vancouver studio?! The Rigging Artist will work closely with a variety of departments including; R&D, Art, Modelling, Layout and Animation, to develop, implement and maintain character and prop assets for use in both Layout and Animation.

What you'll get to do:
• Develop and maintain procedural rig components using a custom Python Rigging API. This includes:
• Following a brief to produce complex production ready rigs of a high standard
• Ensure that models are suitable for rigging and performance requirements
• Develop and prototype rigs for a broad range of creative and technical requirements
• Supporting rigs as they move through the animation pipeline
• Adhere to deadlines and communicate and troubleshoot technical issues with production

What you bring:
• 3+ years' experience in feature animation, VFX, and/or animated television with a focus in Rigging
• Proficiency demonstrated through past project work and/or reel/portfolio
• Software development experience using Python, and relevant application API
• Experience with both mechanical and/or organic type rigs
• Production proven knowledge of rigging in either XSI or Maya
• Solid understanding of OOP in Python and learning/working to proprietary APIs
• Solid understanding and ability to apply foundation knowledge of pertinent mathematical disciplines (basics of linear algebra and trigonometry as required)
• Production proven knowledge in pipeline, process, tools and techniques with an understanding of industry standards, conventions, formats and common practice
• Proven ability to create and deliver production ready rigs
• C++ knowledge helpful but not mandatory
• Proven technical and visual skills, excellent attention to detail
• English written and oral communication skills and the ability to connect with a wide variety of personalities
• Ability to work solo as well as collaboratively within a team environment
• The ability to efficiently organise and prioritise work across multiple areas
• Excellence in problem solving and balancing quick turnaround with long term quality
• Ability to take direction and feedback and apply this to assets or rigs moving forward

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx3n6j-3-236-222-124-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Animal Logic

Animal Logic is one of the world's most accomplished digital studios producing award winning, ground breaking and trail blazing animation, visual effects and design.