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jobby, Rigger, guru studio, Toronto

August 9, 2010

Guru studio, the award winning and internationally renowned animation facility in Toronto is looking for Riggers, for a new children’s series.
Alongside design and animation departments you will work with a small team to rig and model 3D characters, sets and props for use in a television series.  You possess a keen sense of how to apply a cartoony design aesthetic to serve the needs of a 3D pipeline.  Due to the hybrid 2D/3D approach of the production you have diversified set of skills.  Above all you have a desire to contribute to a unique and innovative culture that thrives on setting itself apart.
Collaborate with design, layout and animation leads to meet the needs of the production.
Uses commercial and proprietary tools to rig characters for TV series.
Design control mechanisms that are simple and intuitive for animators.
Model characters and props based on the show’s hybrid 2D/3D design aesthetic.
Apply basic shaders and textures to models consistent with a flat cartoon look.
Write scripts that automate character production.

Qualities and Qualifications:
In depth knowledge of Maya rigging required.
A strong secondary ability in modeling is a must.
Functional knowledge of Maya shader networks and UV placement.
An understanding of cartoon animation principles and how they apply to rigging.
Ability to automate tasks with MEL or Python strongly desired.
Comfortable in a smaller studio setting and enjoys being multi-faceted.
Firm commitment to meeting deadlines.
Fun. Trustworthy, and chill.
Start date: August 16th 2010 End Date: March 2011
Please send only online portfolios/blogs to:
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada and for income tax purposes applicants must have been a resident in Ontario during 2009.  Guru Studio is an equal opportunity employer.

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