jobby: Rigger, Arc Productions, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

arc logoArc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for intermediate to senior level Riggers to join our team. 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.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Senior Rigger utilizes Maya create flexible and efficient rigs for an assigned show.  This role must anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any model performance issues, provide support to more junior team members, and ensure overall adherence to all Arc Productions pipeline protocols. They must also be able to work well with other teams in production and innovate wherever possible.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilize Maya to create flexible and efficient rigs (including facial shapes) for an assigned show that meet all technical and creative requirements and are compatible within the production pipeline
  • Maintain a convention of naming structures and animation control structures for all rigs and ensure that Maya files are clean and optimized
  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any model 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 rigging experience in a Maya production environment, with proven rigging abilities
  • Completed post-secondary education in 3D animation or other relevant area of study
  • Full working knowledge of Maya’s rigging techniques
  • Strong background in traditional art with a good sense of perspective, form, proportion, and scale
  • Strong understanding of character anatomy (including facial expressions), and an artistic understanding of motion and behaviour

Please apply at our website @ http://www.arcproductions.com/careers

Thank you for your interest but only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

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