Character TD / Rigger at Naughty Dog

Character TD / Rigger at Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog needs a specialist to design, create, test, and maintain character rigs/setups. 

Responsibilities

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  • Design, create, test, and maintain character rigs/setups
  • Work with modelers to create a model that meets technical needs
  • 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
  • Capable of writing pipeline tools to streamline the setup process
  • Work with production management to prioritize tasks
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

 

Skills & Requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of Maya
  • 3+ years of production experience
  • Strong understanding of both Figure and Facial Anatomy
  • Complex character/vehicle rigging experience in Maya (in film, broadcast, or game environments)
  • Programming experience with scripting languages such as Python and MEL
  • Experience setting up production pipelines, while being able to follow guidelines
  • The ability to take initiative and work independently
  • C++ experience

 

Bonus Skills:

  • Solid Linear Algebra
  • Experience writing Physics systems
  • Experience using Physics systems (NCloth, etc.)

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    Character TD / Rigger at Naughty Dog