Rigging Artist, Intermediate

We are currently seeking an Intermediate Rigging Artist for our Vancouver studio. This is a project-based position working on a variety of projects and assets within a Rigging Department. The Rigging Artist reports to the Rigging Supervisor.

The ideal candidate will have strong MAYA skills, a good grasp of scripting, and the ability to manage multiple tasks in any given day. The Rigging Artist will be a part of the Rigging & Animation team and in regular contact with other department leads; good communication and problem solving skills are mandatory.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Rigger within live action VFX studio
  • Create realistic FK/IK rigs for a variety of humanoids, creature, and mechanical models
  • Thorough knowledge of weighting and skinning demonstrated
  • Ability to rig a variety of characters / objects in a realistic, non-cartoon manner
  • Assist in the creation of new rigs and rig components
  • Perform rig fixes and troubleshooting during production as requested by Character Supervisor
  • Solid knowledge of Character set-up and rigging tools in Maya
  • Production experience with Deformers, Constraints, Hierarchies, Utility Nodes, Expressions, Hair & Cloth
  • Experience in Python in Maya
  • Must have experience with scripting (Python, Mel)
  • Knowledge of Maya Api, PyQt, Pyside a plus
  • Knowledge of anatomy and a understanding of bio-mechanics, for humanoid and animals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a fast-paced team environment
  • Experience mentoring junior artists
  • Positive attitude and flexible schedule
  • Must showcase an up-to-date demo reel demonstrating rigging abilities.

About Zoic Studios, Vancouver

Zoic Studios is an Award winning VFX company made up of accomplished artists and producers who understand story, process, and relationships. Partnership, integrity, and enthusiasm are our key founding principles. We have two studios located in Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver, Canada. Some of our recent credits include, Keanu, Everything Everything, Once Upon A Time, The 100, Arrow, Lemony Snicket's; Series of Unfortunate Events, Man In the High Castle, Imaginary Mary, The Get Down and Zoo.

"Visual Evolution" is our mission; we invest in constantly improving our technological and studio processes so that our artists can focus on being creative even in the lightning fast paced world of visual effects. We apply these principles to our work on some of the most VFX intensive film and television projects out there. We like a challenge. Do you?