Character Rigger

Job

  • Wilmslow (Remote)  
    perm, from remote  
    Undisclosed
  • Company
    Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies  
    Start date
    ASAP  
    Duration
    n/a  
  • Closing date
    31 October 2021  
    Posted on
    31 August 2021  

Company Overview:

WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world’s best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives. 

TT Games was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2007 and went on to develop the hit LEGO games franchise. The company is proud to continue its mission to be the leading publisher of interactive entertainment for young gamers and their families.

Join us. Shape your story here.

Tt Games Studios, a division of WB Games Inc. are looking for a Character Rigger to join our In-Game Animation team. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the highly successful and creative Animation department supporting animators and producing high quality rigs and tools.

We are looking for self-motivated applicants, who are responsive to direction and working to a brief. The ability to plan and schedule your time, and the confidence to deliver to a deadline is essential.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Creating control rigs for a wide variety of characters, creatures, and vehicles.
  • In-engine character setup, such as cloth, physics, and IK.
  • Resolve creative, pipeline and technical issues, collaborating with other team members and departments as needed.
  • Ensure that all assets are well-organised and optimal at all times.
  • Use commercial and in-house tools to integrate characters, rigs and tools into the project data, ensuring data is functional and to a high standard.
  • Help develop enhancements of in-house tools for the team and as per project requirements.
  • Help identify training needs for oneself and where applicable create assets/documentation for training purposes.
  • Undertake relevant on the job training where required and keep up to date with industry advancements and technologies.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Degree, related qualification or equivalent experience in Animation and Rigging.
  • Positive solution driven mindset, and a strong capacity for problem solving.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Comfortable working with large teams of animators.
  • Approachable, self-motivated, imaginative, and resourceful.
  • Responds to feedback well, striving to enable animators and support various approaches to animation.
  • In-depth knowledge and technical proficiency in Maya.
  • Sound understanding of modern game engines, Unreal a strong advantage, and tools specific to animation and rigging.
  • Excellent understanding of Animation and Rigging principles, and the ability to practically utilise that understanding within Maya.
  • Excellent understanding of MEL or Python scripting languages.
  • C++ a strong advantage.

Tt Games wants our workforce to be more representative of all sections of society at all levels in the organisation. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.

The Perks:

  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings.
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees.
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies.
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources.
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands.

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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