The Rigging TD will work closely with the animation department, CG Supervisor, VFX Supervisor, and production management to establish rigging needs, develop simple and complex character rigs, maximize rig performance, and meet production deadlines. This role requires strong technical and communication skills to accomplish the vision of the Director for several unique and high-profile 3D animated stereoscopic projects.
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Develop show specific custom rigs.
Design, create, test, and maintain object, character, and facial rigs.
Writing pipeline tools to streamline the rigging setup process.
Provide technical feedback to modeling department.
Collaborate with animators to design motion controls.
Work within a mixed software environment.
Work with production management to prioritize rigging tasks
Work within established pipelines and data structures.
5 yrs professional production experience preferred.
Strong understanding of both Figure and Facial Anatomy for rigging.
Complex character/vehicle rigging experience in Maya.
Experience with setting up production pipelines while being able to follow guidelines.
Expert knowledge in building rig setups and modular rigging systems.
Experience developing animation rig tool sets including but not limited to developing IK/Fk switchers/snappers, space switchers, custom drivers and animation controller.
Expert knowledge of blend shapes and custom facial setups.
Experience in profiling and speeding up rigs and developing animator friendly LOD solutions.
Experience working with Python, MEL, PyQt, is essential.
Experience with C++ and MAYA API is a plus.
Attention to detail and creative problem solving.
Experience with SHOTGUN or other studio management software a plus
Submit your application online at: falconscreativegroup.ninjagig.com/jobs/rigging-td/
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Falcon’s Treehouse, LLC is a drug-free workplace and employment is contingent upon passing a drug screen. We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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