Deluxe EntertainmentBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
Encore VFX is looking for a Sr Rigger (Burbank, CA)
Encore VFX is an Emmy Award Winning Visual Effects Facility, providing outstanding visual effects work for television and motion pictures projects. Some of our past or current projects include The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, Narcos, Riverdale, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Sense 8, American Gods, Magicians, Doom Patrol, etc.
The perfect candidate would love to join our team of passionate people that have come together from across the globe to create innovative VFX work. It's a fast paced and growth-oriented work environment where boredom is non-existent, and you will have new challenges to tackle on a daily basis.
This position requires a candidate who can:
• Generate a variety of realistic creature, hero, digital double, vehicle and prop rigs
• Rig and deform realistic body and facial rigs largely using our joint-based rig systems
• Work on multiple assets when needed
• Experience working on a variety of issues, such as mechanical systems, animals, complex realistic body and face deformation, automation through scripting, tentacles, ropes, vehicles, crowd characters, and anything else we throw at them.
• Strong technical and communications skills, as well as a firm understanding of production workflow and leading teams.
• Provide reel demonstrating both control systems and complex deformations.
• 5-years experience with production-level character rigging, scripting and tool development.
• Strong knowledge of Maya's rigging toolset, including: skeleton placement, skinning techniques, IK/FK setup, corrective BlendShape workflow, expressions, utility nodes, and Maya deformers.
• Strong comprehension of anatomy and articulation (human and creature mechanics).
• Keen artistic eye to drive the look of realistic and appealing surface deformations.
• Production experience with MEL and Python scripting.