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Method Studios Recruiting Rigging Supervisor

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Rigging Supervisor

Category: Rigging
Company: Method Studios Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description


The Rigging Supervisor will supervise a team of 3d riggers in creature rigging, muscle deformation, skinning and character facial set-ups. Experience in all of these areas is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Create and develop fast elegant character rigs using Maya and proprietary tools.
Work with modeling and animation departments to facilitate articulate realistic appealing characters.
Integration of characters and rigs into the production pipeline.
Create User Interfaces and tools to assist animators.
Work in partnership with R&D programmers, Animators, and Lighting TDs to ensure shots are delivered to the very highest standard.
Provide support to character rigs throughout production.
Develop long term strategies to automate character production.
Collaborate with rigging supervisors from Methods other international facilities to share ideas and ensure standards and consistency.


Minimum 5 years work experience in feature film/broadcast VFX production, with 2 or more years supervising
Solid knowledge of rigging systems
Comprehensive knowledge of Maya.
Provide reel demonstrating both control systems and complex deformations
Solid time and project management skills. Accessibility and willingness to collaborate is a must.
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation comprehension of core principles relating to rigging
Excellent understanding of anatomy, structure, dynamics and character motion
Good understanding of the entire visual effects process, from shooting to modeling to texturing, animation and rendering
MEL and Python programming essential
Maya API C++ programming also a plus

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