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Junior Technical Artist - Rigging (Contract)

Company: Ascendant Studios
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Ascendant Studios is looking for a Junior Technical Artist to join our team in creating an original AAA title. Our ideal candidate has experience creating high quality rigs for anything from props to creatures. They should enjoy collaborating with modelers and animators alike to support the creation of animator friendly rigs. This is a fulltime contract.

We are all currently working remotely due to Covid-19, but once we return to the office you are welcome to work from our beautiful office in San Rafael, CA, or remain fully remote.

Key Responsibilities
Create efficient, high quality, animator friendly rigs
Rig in an animation sharing and re-targeting conducive manner
Create and update rigs to stay within performance budgets
Work with Modeling, Animation and Art Direction to deliver within project standards
Help maintain, and improve, the rigging and animation tool pipelines

Proficient in rigging within Maya
A strong understanding of anatomy and form
Fundamental knowledge of python and mel scripting

Good to Have
Prior industry rigging experience
Proficient in python scripting
Experience authoring and modifying tool scripts in maya
Familiarity of rigging for in-game physics
Experience in animating and its challenges
Knowledge of technical challenges within 3D game engines related to rigging
Experience with ART and mGear rigging systems

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