Full Time Job

Character Rigging Supervisor

Playstation

San Diego, CA 05-28-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Character Rigging Supervisor

San Diego, CA

PlayStation's Visual Arts Services Group (VASG) provides world-class content, development and services to Worldwide Studios. Our team is always at the cutting edge of technology and partners with the industry's best minds and first-party studios.

We are looking for a Rigging Supervisor to join our sunny San Diego, CA development team. This role requires expert Maya rigging/scripting skills as well as strong knowledge of anatomy and realistic deformation to deliver the industry-leading quality PlayStation's award-winning lineup is known for. This hands-on position will also require leadership and communication skills to ensure output is efficiently executed, timely, and meet the technical/animation requirements.

Role responsibilities
• Set up and maintain character (humans & animals) rigs and systems
• Work with art team to develop models that meets technical requirements
• Work with animation team to create artist-friendly rigs that satisfy animation/gameplay needs
• Design and set up character dynamics (i.e. cloth, hair)
• Develop new techniques and processes to further advance quality/realism
• Collaborate with TDs in on-going facial and muscle simulation research
• Create tools to streamline workflow/pipelines for multiple projects.
• Work with team directors and production to identify/prioritize tasks
• Provide and maintain technical documentation
• Work with and mentor character riggers to provide clear direction and set expectations for aesthetic and technical requirements; instill best practices

Required Experience & Skills
• Expert knowledge of Maya, with minimum of 5 years of production experience in game or film/vfx fields.
• At least 1 year as a Lead or Supervisor on AAA
• In-depth knowledge of character/prop rigging technique and principles
• Strong understanding of figure and facial anatomy
• Python scripting
• Experience with adopting production pipelines and make improvements that respect guidelines and system requirements
• Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to find pragmatic solutions
• Proven ability to be self-sufficient and take initiative to seek answers and address issues
• Effective communication skills

Bonus Skills

C++ experience (Maya API)

Familiarity in runtime performance efficiency and optimization

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Playstation
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.
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