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Mr. X Inc Recruiting Rigging Artists

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Rigging Artists

Specializing in feature film visual effects and animation for international and local producers, Toronto based digital studio, Mr. X Inc. is comprised of a unique and gifted team of artists, filmmakers and programmers devoted to the art, craft and technology of visual storytelling.

Job Responsibilities:

· Design and create animator friendly rigs
· Collaborate with animators to design motion controls
· Write utility scripts or tools to streamline the rigging process
· Work with Modeling to create a model that meets technical needs
· Work with R&D to design, debug and evaluate new tools
· Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems
· Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges
· Communicate information about new tools and techniques to others, writing wiki pages when required
· Work with production management to prioritize tasks
· Keep supervisors informed of progress, changes, roadblocks and other critical issues


· 3 years professional experience rigging characters for animation
· Previous experience with character rigging in Maya
· Ncloth and Maya Muscle knowledge a desired skill
· Excellent MEL and/or Python scripting capabilities.
· Other 3d packages (Blender. Houdini or 3dsMax) knowledge a plus
· Training in visual arts and understanding of form, geometry and movement
· Knowledge of academics such as linear algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and differential geometry
· Knowledge in programming and software development skills
· Linux experience desired
· Excellent communication and presentation skills
· Ability to function well in a team environment and be detail oriented

All interested applicants should email their resumes to with the subject reading “Character Rigger/TD”. Please include the address of your web portfolio in your resume.
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