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Laika Recruiting Rigger

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RP Rigger

Category: Rigging
Company: Laika
Location: Hillsboro (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

General Summary

The CG Rigger works closely with the CG Animators to primarily create facial rigs, in a script build environment, in order to maintain a cohesive organic look during the animation process and through to the 3D printing process.

Essential Job Functions

Creates and supports interfaces, control mechanisms and tools for receiving departments as assigned by the Rigging Supervisor and RPD Leadership.
Designs and implements new scripts, tools, and techniques for the Rigging department as well as specific RPD requirements to aid in future development.
Meet production deadlines as established by management.


Bachelor’s degree in relevant area of study or equivalent combination of education and experience.
2-3 years of CG feature film and/or Visual Effects or equivalent rigging experience.
Experience working on a fully animated theatrically released CG feature film a plus.
Knowledge of Maya, MEL and Python preferred.
Experience rigging a variety of facial animation systems, including experience with body and prop rigs.
Strong knowledge of character kinematics, deformation and biomechanics.
Basic modeling skills and ability to understand polygonal mesh flow.
Background in visual arts/design with a strong understanding of form, geometry and movement.
Ability to provide feedback to team members on work under development and mentor lesser experienced team members.
Knowledge of dynamics, Linux experience and Maya C++ plug in development, all a plus.
3D printing experience a plus.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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