jobby: Senior Modeler/Rigger, Arc Productions, Toronto

May 7, 2012

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto has an immediate opening for a Senior Modeler/Rigger.  With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in a wide array of formats: theatrical features, television, DVDs, shorts and game cinematics.

The Senior Modeler/Rigger utilizes Maya to create CG models and rigs for an assigned show.  This role must anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any model or rigging performance issues, provide support to more junior team members, ensure overall adherence to all Arc Productions pipeline protocols.

Duties & Responsibilities:

*         Utilize Maya to create CG models and rigs for an assigned show that meet all technical and creative requirements and are compatible within the production pipeline

*         Build and execute complex CG models, obtaining direction from character designers on the look and feel of assets

*         Create flexible and efficient rigs (including facial shapes)

*         Maintain a convention of naming structures for all models and rigs and ensure that Maya files are clean and optimized

*         Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any modeling or rigging performance issues with assistance from key stakeholders

*         Provide support to more junior team members by providing artistic direction and assisting with technical difficulties

*         Ensure overall adherence to all Arc Productions pipeline protocols

*         Keep up to speed with current industry trends

Required Skills & Experience:

*         5+ years CG modeling and rigging experience in a Maya production environment, with proven knowledge of and skills in each

*         Completed post-secondary education in 3D animation or other relevant area of study

*         Full working knowledge of Maya’s modeling and rigging techniques

*         Strong background in traditional art with an excellent sense of perspective, form, proportion, and scale

*         Strong understanding of character anatomy (including facial expressions), and an artistic understanding of motion and behavior

*         General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as an excellent comprehension of animation production for film and/or television

*         Great comprehension of the animation production pipeline as a whole with an understanding of adjacent department workflows as well as how modeling and rigging interacts with the overall production process

*         Strong creative and technical problem solving skills with the ability to check own work

*         Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools

*         Strong communication skills with the ability to work productively and willingness to take initiative in a team environment

*         Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment

*         High level of independence and strong sense of reliability

*         Scripting and programming skills an asset

Qualified applicants can apply online at www.arcproductions.com

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