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Jr. Character Rigger job

Posted: February 01, 2012
Salary: 20 - 25/hr

AQUENT is looking for Jr. Character Rigger

Starting Date: ASAP, duration - 4 months

Job details: Duration: Approx 4 months Pay Rate: $20-25 DOE If you have the talent, are hard working and dedicated, you could be just the person for us! This position will work on online virtual worlds. Join the animation team to help create new rigs and tools for character animation as well as to help maintain and upgrade existing rigs and animations.

Requirements: The Job We’re looking for a talented junior rigger who can: • Set-up and rigging of character models • Work with animators to design, create, and maintain animation rigs for characters that are clean, efficient, and animation friendly • Design user interfaces and controls for characters and facial animation systems (Bone and blend shape driven) • Maintain and improve current animation pipeline • Knowledge of animation sharing, and motion capture transfer between character rigs · Transferring of animations between varying rigs · Collaborating with the animation team to make rig and tool improvements where possible · Following of company standards and practices to create rigs that work in pipeline and with current tool systems · Work across several teams with a variety of products and styles Your Experience • Experience setting up rigs for low & high-res characters. Graduates with strong reels will be considered for this junior roles • Excellent of knowledge of skeletal and deformation systems, and the principles of character motion required to build high quality characters of all types (bipeds, quadrupeds, snakes, etc) • Excellent experience and knowledge of Maya (Knowledge of MEL scripting experience a plus) • Excellent knowledge of character animation tools and setup environment in Maya • Animation and/or modeling experience a plus • MotionBuilder experience a plus Applicants Should • Have a higher education qualification in an art, animation, design or computer related subject • Be motivated, enthusiastic, and ready to work hard in a fun and relaxed atmosphere • Be motivated to develop and maintain a strong knowledge in his/her expertise • Able to take direction and work closely with a small group of people in an open environment • Able to prioritize tasks and manage their own time effectively

Location: North Hollywood, CA

Contact info:
email - mjackson@aquent.com
phone - 323.370.6721
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