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Ascendant Studios

Junior Technical Artist - Rigging

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Ascendant Studios
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ San Rafael, CA

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

Requirements

  • 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