Technicolor Animation and Games is home to some of the world's most recognizable and respectable episodic animated shows. Our relationships and reputation run incredibly deep within the top animation production houses. The team at Animation and Games includes very passionate and driven artists who are involved in creating wonders in animation and assets. If you are an artist who believes in storytelling and have the desire to push beyond your comfort levels, then we are looking for you!
The Rigging Artist is responsible for designing and maintaining a smooth and efficient rig for 3d model assets. Must have a strong understanding of animation pipelines, production methods and a strong management style with excellent artistic & technical skills.
• Must be able to communicate and work in collaboration with Design, Animation and Scene Planning Drawing character sketches showing key movements.
• Creating joints and moving points to rotate and pivot.
• Creating, testing and maintaining consistency of setups.
• Ensuring character movements are fluid, free of glitches and believable.
• Writing MEL scripts to customize tools to specific automated requirements.
• Working with animators to create user-friendly characters.
• Following established character setup procedures.
• Identifying issues and following through with enquiries from animation team and troubleshoot them.
• Testing rigs and ensuring they hold up in animation.
• Maintain a good team dynamics.
• Solid knowledge of human & animal anatomy, mechanics and movement.
• Understanding of functionalities of limbs, the effect of skin weights, and the behavior of skin and flesh.
• Ability to create calisthenics to test extreme poses.
• Adaptability, especially in terms of quality and time constraints.
• Excellent working knowledge of Maya environment and Nodes.
• Good Knowledge in Auto Rigs.
• Strong skills in rigging tools and scripting languages like Mel, Python.
• Good communication skills.
Any of the following experience is a great advantage
• Previous experience with Games pipeline is plus.
• Having 3dx Max and C++ knowledge is an additional advantage.
The details above provide an outline of the key requirements for candidates to apply for a role in this department. At Animation & Games, we have a number of job classifications within our artist team structure. These are broadly:
• Junior Artist: 0-4 Years
• Artist: 4-7 Years
• Senior Artist :7+ Years
Basis the candidate's Demo reel quality, Test & interview performance and other evaluation criteria the management will decide upon the designation.