Senior Character Riggers

Giant is hiring a number of positions for an iconic animation series.


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Position Overview

This is a short-term contract, under 1 year, and can be a remote working position.

Ideally artists will be based in Ireland, however, the role is open to all artists, but applicants must be able to work within a 4 hour time difference of the Irish timezone to allow for daily interaction with the Creative and production teams.

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.

Please mail to – please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, for example: “Application – Senior Character Rigging Artist Position”.

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 5 years experience in rigging
  • Strong knowledge of rigging techniques
  • Strong knowledge of animation requirements
  • High level knowledge of rigging in Maya
  • Experience with Shotgun
  • 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

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