Full-Time

Senior Technical Artist: Rigging

Posted on 5/14/2024

Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games

5,001-10,000 employees

Developer and publisher of interactive entertainment

Gaming

Senior

Oakville, ON, Canada

Required Skills
Communications
Animation
Unity
Requirements
  • A relevant degree or professional experience in the game industry as a Character Rigger, Technical Animator or similar/related position.
  • 5+ years of production experience creating complex rigs for Games, Feature Films or VFX.
  • Strong Python, Mel or Maxscript skills used within DCCs.
  • Strong C# programming skills.
  • 3D Math background.
  • Experience using other game engines (e.g. Unreal/Unity or proprietary tech) with relation to Animation.
  • Strong communication, self-management, and organizational skills.
  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines and milestones.
Responsibilities
  • Build, test and maintain rigs for a variety of dynamic art assets.
  • Develop constraints, custom deformers, secondary motion and shader connections using our extensive proprietary runtime animation system.
  • Create tools within 3ds Max/Maya to support and push forward workflows across Rigging and Character Art.
  • Work with the team organizing, documenting and maintaining libraries for interacting with the rig from a tooling standpoint.
  • Work with other Technical Artists improving workflows and tools used internally by the Rigging Team and other departments such as Character Art and Animation.
  • Staying current with latest technologies/research ongoing in the field to help keep our dynamic art visuals at the cutting-edge regarding motion and deformation.

Rockstar Games specializes in developing and publishing interactive entertainment, with a focus on innovative projects such as the Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead series. Their main products utilize cutting-edge technologies for interactive entertainment development, including advanced game engines and immersive virtual worlds.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$5M

Headquarters

New York, New York

Founded

1998

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

8%

1 year growth

20%

2 year growth

38%