As a Senior Technical Artist - Rigging, you will work in close collaboration with animators, modelers, and the artistic director in order to produce high-quality rigging and skinning for animation with an additional emphasis on facial rigging. Additionally, you may be called upon to review rigging and skinning for other Technical Artists.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Establish facial rigging pipeline and standards incorporating existing technology from other Ubisoft studios and projects as necessary
Provide feedback to other Technical Artists for rigging and skinning tasks
Recognize proper mesh topology as well as repair and/or give feedback to the Modeling Department or outsourcing
Based on the models provided by the Modeling Department, carry out the rigging and skinning of weapons or characters to meet the needs of project animators and of the technical and artistic directors
Propose and implement tools to produce the best possible results and incorporate them into the project’s game engine
Implement control rigs to foster and simplify the work of animators
Ensure the final result (rigging/skinning) meets the artistic standards of the project
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
Advanced experience in video game production or equivalent
Expert-level knowledge of Maya and/or Motionbuilder
Experience maintaining a facial rigging pipeline
Python scripting for Maya/Motionbuilder tools
Knowledge of the limitations of game engines and production needs
Nice to have:
Knowledge of Substance Painter and PBR workflows/constraints
Knowledge of 3DSMax
WHAT YOU'LL GET
Medical, dental, and vision coverage
Employer HSA contribution to fully cover your deductible (with enrollment in a HSA eligible medical plan)
Paid vacation, holiday and wellness time
Fitness, physical challenge, and eSports competition reimbursements
Ginger emotional support app for you and your adult dependents with up to 10 sessions per year of video-based therapy and psychiatry services
Membership to One Medical
Rocket Lawyer online legal service membership
Paid parental leave
Paid time off to volunteer
Pawternity – paid time off to bond with a newly adopted pet
Sabbatical leave available after 5 years of employment
Access to all of the latest Ubisoft games for PC
Generous discount on new Ubisoft games
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guideline
MORE ABOUT US
Ubisoft is composed of over 20,000 talented people located in 55+ development studios and offices across the globe. With more than 80% of our teams dedicated to creation, Ubisoft is the biggest in-house creative force in the industry.
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We are committed to enriching player’s lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. We create worlds where people can express themselves, explore and discover new possibilities.
Are you looking to work with enthusiastic experts who are tackling game-changing challenges in entertainment and beyond? At Ubisoft, we offer an open environment where bright ideas are given a chance to shine, and everyone is eager to share knowledge.
Skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences, that's why we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the requirements listed above.
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