Character Riggers

Giant are seeking Character Riggers for an exciting new CG production.

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Position Overview

This is a full-time position based in the Dublin studio, and there is flexibility for remote working but applicants should be able to work in the Irish timezone as the studio.

This short-term contract will have an initial duration of 4.5 months and you must be available to start in December 2023.

Starting date: ASAP

Position Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Director(s), CG Supervisor and Rigging and Modelling Leads to create and maintain high-level character rigs for production.
  • Develop rigs and techniques to meet the requirements in terms of range of motion required and feature sets that meet client and internal quality expectations.
  • Review Character Models and flag potential problems and solutions.
  • Work closely with modelling department to create edge flows and retopology that meets the rigging technical requirements.
  • Implement creative and technical feedback as required.
  • Participate in creative and technical reviews as required.
  • Balance quick turnarounds with achieving a high degree of aesthetic quality.
  • Communicate production concerns ahead of time with Supervisor(s) and Production Team.
  • Create tools and scripts to increase efficiency in the department.
  • Track tasks and meet production deadlines.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in rigging.
  • Strong knowledge of rigging techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of animation requirements.
  • High-level knowledge of rigging in Maya.
  • Experience with ShotGrid.
  • Task-driven, self-motivated, and proactive.
  • Solid comprehension of mathematics.
  • Knowledge of Python a plus.
  • Ability to perform duties whilst being aware of deadlines.
  • Great communication skill and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges.

How To Apply

If you would like to be considered for the Character Rigger position, please apply through our Workable platform by clicking the link below:

We will endeavour to respond to all applicants, but due to the high volume of applications we receive a reply might not always be possible.

Thank you for your interest in Giant Animation!

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