Added by on 2015-01-31

Facial Rigger – Fuhu CG Animation Studio (Los Angeles)

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We are currently seeking a Facial Rigger to join our current CG animation project. Our goal is to produce a feature-quality stylized animation from a LA-based brand new studio. It is a great opportunity to participate in ground building of the team with a group of passionate artists.

Job Description:

· Design and build production quality facial animation rigs in Maya
· Script/code efficient tools to aid production
· Help artists troubleshoot and fix rigging related issues and problems
· Research and develop new methods for facial rigging and animation
· Review the work of the asset team on a regular basis
· Attends all relevant meetings to promote effective communication
· Work closely with the CG Head, Supervisors, and Rigging team to help solve problems and proactively craft tools and techniques to help improve production

Qualifications:

· 4-5 years advanced experiences as a Maya rigger in CG animation and VFX industry
· Capable of rigging with vanilla Maya.
· Have experience with solutions to problems and have a good understanding of deadlines and working with other character TDs, modelers and animators
· Be a good scripter and developer. Practical knowledge of Python and Mel is a must. Great knowledge of API, PyQt and C++ is a big plus
· Deep understanding of complex system that lies beneath a face and very good knowledge of animation principles
· Deep understanding of the CG production and software including Maya. Maya API knowledge a plus
· Excellent troubleshooting and debugging skills
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Proactive and highly motivated
· Highly organized, first-class time/project management skills
· Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
· Reside in Los Angeles (within the area you can commute to the El Segundo office)

Overview:

Fuhu Inc., is the leading designer, seller and innovator of “thoughtful” consumer products and services for children. Creator of the nabi™ tablet, the world’s first tablet made just for kids, Fuhu provides an ecosystem of hardware, software services, and accessories to immerse kids in rich and engaging experiences. nabi ™ is available in all major U.S. retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target. Fuhu was named ‘the most promising company’ by Forbes Magazine in 2014, and also ranked #1 spot for ‘The Fastest-Growing Private US Companies’ of Inc. Magazine, 2014.

www.fuhu.com

How to apply:

Please submit your resume as well as link to demo reel/previous artwork to careers@fuhu.com with the job title in the email subject line.
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