jobby: Rigger, Arc Productions, Toronto

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arc logo, animation jobs, animation siteArc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in Toronto, Ontario Canada is looking for 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.

JOB TITLE: Rigger

DEPARTMENT: Modeling/Rigging

REPORTS TO: Head of Modeling/Rigging

 

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
  • Ensure overall adherence to all Arc Productions pipeline protocols
  • Keep up to speed with current industry trends

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 2-3 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
  • General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as a good comprehension of animation production for film and/or television
  • Good comprehension of the animation production pipeline as a whole with an understanding of adjacent department workflows as well as how rigging interacts with the overall production process
  • Good creative and technical problem solving skills with the ability to check own work
  • Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
  • Good 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
  • Basic modeling skills
  • Scripting and programming skills an asset

 

Thank you for your interest but only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Please apply at jobs@arcproductions.com

 

 

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