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Rigger – Digital Domain Vancouver

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Job Title: Rigger
Reports To: Rigging Lead
Location: Vancouver
Department: Animation
Status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Full Time, Project

Purpose of the job:

We are currently seeking a Rigger/Character TD to work alongside our talented crew of riggers at Digital Domain. Assignments will include creating efficient animation controls, setting up cloth and hair dynamics, implementing sophisticated mechanical rigging and applying realistic surface deformations. The role requires strong technical and communication skills, as well as a firm understanding of character design, animation, rigging, tool development, and production workflow. This position requires 2-3 continuous years of production rigging experience and reports to the show’s Rigging Lead.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

• Generate a variety of realistic creature, hero, digital double, vehicle and prop rigs
• Produce custom rigs, implementing a variety of modular components (biped/quadruped limbs, wings, mechanics, etc.)
• Develop and maintain realistic facial rigs using a combination of proprietary and third party toolsets
• Utilize and extend DD’s existing Python-based rigging tools
• Develop utilities to optimize department workflows
• Work with the Animation Department to ensure the successful handoff and execution of character rigs, including in-scene troubleshooting and rig optimization
• Assist in the design and maintenance of the studio’s rigging pipeline

Qualifications-

Education and/or Experience Required:

• Degree in Computer Science, Art, Animation, Engineering, or equivalent experience that would equal that level of professionalism, problem solving and analytical skills
• 2 plus years experience with production-level character rigging, scripting and tool development
• Strong knowledge of Maya’s rigging toolset, including: skeleton placement, skinning techniques, IK/FK setup, corrective blendShape workflow, expressions, utility nodes, and Maya deformers
• Experience with nucleus and Maya Muscle dynamics
• Familiarity with mocap ingestion & retargeting (motionBuilder, humanIK)
• Strong comprehension of anatomy and articulation (human and creature mechanics)
• Keen artistic eye to drive the look of realistic and appealing surface deformations
• Production experience with Python scripting
• Good modeling and animation skills
• Working knowledge of linux, linear algebra, texture/UV layout & compositing
• Passion for creating convincing digital characters a must!

To apply for this position submit an application at http://careers.digitaldomain.com/application.php?job_id=15_2_0702 Please select Vancouver from the drop down location menu
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  • Antonio

    wow that is Awesome! Gravity Breakdown! Cool 😀
    – I hate Dailymotion Not Play Properly as You-tube and Vimeo, Please Do not Share Video with Dailymotion | Please Share Video with You-tube and Vimeo :)

    • cgmeetup

      we do like YouTube and Vimeo Players, but they are blocking Videos or Deleting accounts & there is no good alternative yet.
      that’s why we moved to Dailymotion..

      • Antonio

        hmm, ok but take time too much Buffer video on Dailymotion on otherway youtube and Vimeo Start Buffering video in Sec
        That’s All off to you – Cgmeetup
        Thankyou For Respond!

  • Balaji Wishvam

    its so great that they paid attention to the helmet and belt floating in zero gravity but not to the one where she pulls of the book.. may be only the book should have been in the live footage and the belt wrapping it in 3d for that zero gravity effect. the belt jiggles after she takes the book…Still I love this film..