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Character Rigger

Samantha Blevinsby on Feb 7, 2019
Ohio Film Group
Columbus, United States
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Job Category
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Annual Salary
Experience Required
1+ Years
Job Description
About OFG:
Ohio Film Group was founded on the simple belief that Columbus has talent. Housed within a state of the art facility on the campus of the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD), OFG offers low cost, high quality production and post-production services. From Hollywood feature films to regional commercials and corporate videos, OFG offers a value driven, world class experience to its clients by utilizing seasoned entertainment veterans in combination with the best and brightest creative talent Columbus has to offer.

Position Overview:
Ohio Film Group is looking for a Character Rigger to create highly versatile character rigging systems and animation interfaces. 1+ years work experience is required in 3D CG for Digital Animation, Visuals Effects or Video games.

Required Education/ Experience:
Design, create, test and maintain character set ups
Work with Modeling to create a model that meets technical needs
Work with R&D to design, debug and evaluate new tools
Collaborate with animators to design motion controls
Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems
Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges
Work with PE and/or Dept TDs to integrate and maintain setups
Work with FX and CharFX to provide them with information needed to integrate characters and digital effects
Write utility scripts and programs to streamline the setup process
Work with production management to prioritize tasks
Keep supervisors informed of progress, changes, roadblocks and other critical issues
Rigging and skinning of characters and props in Maya.
Creation of 3D quadruped/aerial creature Skeletons & Rigs
Skinning (weighting) 3D quadrupeds and aerial creatures

Required Skills
Expert knowledge of Maya
In-depth knowledge of character/prop rigging technique and principles
Strong understanding of figure and facial anatomy
MEL and Python scripting
Experience with adopting production pipelines and make improvements that respect guidelines and system requirements
Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to find pragmatic solutions
Proven ability to be self-sufficient and take initiative to seek answers and address issues
Effective communication skills
1-3+ years production experience
Knowledge of traditional animation techniques and the principles of character motion
Knowledge of anatomy
Knowledge in programming and software development skills
Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills

Desired Skills & Experience
Unix experience desired
Practical knowledge of academics such as linear algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and differential geometry
Experience in creating stylized rigs designed for cartoony/exaggerated animation
Understand the principles of creating appealing animation and facial expressions

Please include a demo reel or website with application.

Please apply through indeed link below and not through this website.

OFG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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