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Framestore Recruiting Rigging TDs & Senior Texture Artists

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Rigging TDs

Category: Rigging
Company: Framestore
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Rigging Technical Directors are responsible for designing, creating and maintaining highly accurate and efficient rigs for high end visual effects films. Riggers work closely with Modelers and Animators to develop and refine rigs that meet the specific requirements of a VFX pipeline.

Responsibilities:

Create fully scripted rigs and refine them according to animation and lighting needs
Prototype, implement and refine puppet (skeleton), cloth (deformer based) or mechanical rigs
Troubleshoot and fix rig issues, collect artistic feedback and fine tune rig behaviour
Become a proficient user and contributor of the extensive rigging tool-set
Create simple tools to help animation workflow and rig interaction
Work within the pipeline and rigging standards
Meet delivery deadlines under production constraints

Essential Skills:

Maya rigging (full body/facial)
A passion for creating believable CG characters and the requisite attention to detail
Advanced Python or Mel, GUI scripting and the ability to follow strict coding standards
Experience with full scripted modular/functional rigging
Analytical and artistic skills, creativity and visual problem solving
Team work, communication and time management skills
The ability to write technical documentation and present your work (wiki, screen cap etc.)
Basic knowledge of anatomy for bipeds and quadrupeds, skeletons and muscles
A good understanding of constraints and deformers, how they work and their limitations

Desirable Skills:

Facial anatomy, realistic eye and mouth rigs, Facs breakdown
Life drawing or organic modeling especially human anatomy
Basic knowledge of dynamics (Maya Hair, Comet, nCloth, nParticle etc.)
Strong maths background, especially matrix maths and geometry algorithms
C or C++ programming Maya plugins
Experience with body motion capture: rig hookups, offset rigs, re-targeting etc.

Apply here:https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRAMESTORE&cws=39&rid=127
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Senior Texture Artists

Category: Texture Painter
Company: Framestore
Location: London (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Texture Artists are responsible for the creation of textures, colours and organic surface qualities required for computer-generated creatures and hard-surface models used in production. Texture Artists work closely with Modelers and Look Development Artists to create photo-real assets for high end visual effects films.

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the CG Supervisor and Lead Texture Artist to execute the required look of CG characters and objects
Continual and efficient communication with the Look Dev and Modelling departments
Quality control of texture maps prior to publishing to ensure consistency
Meeting schedules and set deadlines while maintaining the highest standards
Communicating with Production and Leads regarding schedules and deadlines
Sharing techniques, reference material and ideas with the team
Supporting the Lead with mentoring and training more junior artists
Continuing to become familiar with new tools, software, data and other related technology

Essential Skills:

Extensive knowledge and production experience of Photoshop and Mari
Experience in a 3D paint package
The ability to work within a team of other Texture Artists or independently
A commitment to creative collaboration within the team and with other departments
Proactive and excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
Creative problem solving skills
The proven ability to work well under pressure
Open to direction and able to embrace change
Attention to detail
Reliable with good time keeping and the ability to meet set deadlines
Previous film experience
Modeling and look development skills or experience

Desirable Skills:

A traditional arts background
A working knowledge of Nuke and/or modeling software

Apply here:- https://ldd.tbe.taleo.net/ldd01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FRAMESTORE&cws=39&rid=130
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