Technical Animator - Rigger

Posted 01 September 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Animation
Contact NameJordan Langley

Job description

Dambuster Studios have an opening within their highly talented Animation department for an experienced Technical Animator - Rigger. Are you an experienced character rigger with expertise using Maya in the games or film industry? If so, then we have your next challenge waiting!

Your responsibilities…
  • Creating high quality animation rigs and character skinning for body and facial
  • Design, develop and implement animation tools and pipelines that facilitate animators work in Maya character animation systems, including facial setups and performance capture workflows
  • Coordinate with the Animation Director and Lead Animator, ensuring tools and pipelines are ready for production.
  • Report risks in a timely manner and proactively fixing issues as they arise
  • Collaborating across departments and contribute to the overall development of the project
The skills and requirements you’ll bring to the role…
  • Extensive experience developing pipelines and toolsets in Python/Mel for Maya
  • Solid understanding of Character deformation techniques and dynamics
  • Solid understanding of facial rigging methodologies
  • Good communication skills and a great team-player attitude
  • Collaborate with other disciplines on technical requirements for the animation pipelines
Non-essential but desirable extras…
  • Maya API and C++ knowledge
  • Experience in PySide / PyQT
  • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4/5 and the according animation system and toolset
  • Production experience developing a AAA quality game
  • Understanding of facial animation methodologies
  • Experience using Motion Capture technology, retargeting, and processing data
  • Experience using Facial Capture technology and Facial Analysis software
Perks and benefits include...
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Funded learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Quarterly company funded team building events
  • Gym membership scheme
  • Free financial advice
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Employee led Diversity Council and Wellbeing Committee
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Flexible working around core hours
  • Studio events and parties
  • Peer nominated monthly award