Added by on 2014-03-17

Nerd Corps Entertainment Recruiting Maya Rigger & Maya Modeller

Nerd Corps Entertainment Recruiting, Nerd Corps Entertainment jobs, Animation, 3d, Nerd Corps Entertainment, Nerd Corps Entertainment VANCOUVER, VANCOUVER

Maya Rigger

Category: Rigging
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Department: Production

About the position:

The rigger’s primary responsibility is to create highly versatile character rigging systems and animation interfaces. The rigs will be used for the animation of 3D characters and props.

Responsibilities and duties:

Construct 3D character rigs and animation interfaces and controls for assigned characters and props
Troubleshoot and evaluate character-rigging issues for artists within various disciplines

Qualifications and competencies:

3+ years of experience in television or relevant industry experience
Proficiency in Maya
Comprehension of core principles relating to rigging such as deformation order and the transformation matrix
Thorough understanding of techniques and technologies relating to character rigging and animation
Advanced knowledge of skeleton setup, skinning, constraints and enveloping
Basic knowledge of facial expression setup
Understanding of 3D computer graphics theory and practice
Understanding of shape, composition, physical motion, weight and balance
Must be able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Open and encourages feedback and new initiatives
Able to follow direction
Able to take criticism professionally
Has a good sense of aesthetics

About us:

Nerd Corps is one of the largest animation studios in Canada boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. But we’re more than just an animation studio. We build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, including IP creation and development, animation production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development. We’re a rarity in the industry, and are looking for the best talent to join our team!

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

Please email your resume and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
recruiting@nerdcorps.com
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Maya Modeller

Category: Modeller
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Department: Production

About the position:

The modeller has exceptional skills and experience in modelling and texturing in Maya. The modeller creates characters, props and set models that support the artistic goals and story concepts of the production. They excel at creating high-calibre work while at the same time meeting production deadlines. They take direction well and are good communicators.

Responsibilities and duties:

Create geometries and texturing for characters, sets, props and vehicles based on production designs
Develop models for multiple types of productions from simple to moderately difficult
Render images of the models you create for approval/circulation
Complete all work assigned within the scheduled time frame and in an efficient manner
Collaborate with animation team to ensure models are structured to achieve intended performance requirements
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from director(s) and supervisors in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way
Remain current in modelling and production techniques
Stay up-to-date on production related software
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications and competencies:

3+ years of experience in television, or relevant industry experience
Degree/diploma in fine arts or 3D modelling
Proficiency in Maya, Photoshop, and either Zbrush or Mudbox
Understanding and experience in the creation and use of geometry assets in a production setting
Basic understanding of scripting and programming in Python or MEL a plus
Understanding of facial shape animation
Working knowledge of the Windows operating system
Good understanding of the animation process
Open and encourages feedback and new initiatives
Works well in a team environment
Thrives in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment
Able to follow direction
Able to take criticism professionally
Has a good sense of aesthetics

About us:

Nerd Corps is one of the largest animation studios in Canada boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. But we’re more than just an animation studio. We build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, including IP creation and development, animation production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development. We’re a rarity in the industry, and are looking for the best talent to join our team!

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.

Please email your resume and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
recruiting@nerdcorps.com
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