Full Time Job

Feature - Character Rigger

Dreamworks

Glendale, CA 06-23-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Responsibilities
The Character Rigger is responsible for constructing 3D character rigs and animation interfaces, and establishing muscle, skin, hair, fur and/or clothing behaviors which range from broad squash and stretch to realistic physical simulations.

Job Duties
• Design, create, test and maintain character set ups
• Work with Modeling to create a model that meets technical needs
• Work with R&D to design, debug and evaluate new tools
• Collaborate with animators to design motion controls
• Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems
• Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges
• Work with PE and/or Dept TDs to integrate and maintain setups
• Work with FX and CharFX to provide them with information needed to integrate characters and digital effects
• Work with Lighting to achieve final model for rendering
• Write utility scripts and programs to streamline the setup process
• Work with production management to prioritize tasks
• Keep supervisors informed of progress, changes, roadblocks and other critical issues
• Participate in training, recruiting and other global department tasks as requested

Qualifications/Requirements
• 3+ years production experience
• Knowledge of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character motion
• Knowledge of anatomy
• Training in visual arts and understanding of form, geometry and movement
• Knowledge in programming and software development skills
• Excellent communication and presentation skills

Additional Job Requirements
- Must be willing to work in Glendale, CA
- Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume

Desired Characteristics
• Unix experience desired  
• Practical knowledge of academics such as linear algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and differential geometry

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