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Get a job: Hi-Rez Studios seeks a Character Rigger

The studio responsible for Smite and Tribes: Ascend needs an experienced rigger to work with the modeling and animation teams at Hi-Rez Studios' Alpharetta, Georgia headquarters.

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Character RiggerHi-Rez Studios

Location: Alpharetta, GA

Hi-Rez Studios is immediately hiring a qualified character rigger to work at our studio in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Come join the creator of the critically acclaimed Smite, Tribes: Ascend, and Global Agenda as we embark on exciting new game projects!

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with modeling and animation teams to create optimized rigs that fully address the needs of the character’s functionality.
  • Weight characters in an efficient manner while maintaining a high degree of visual and deformation fidelity.
  • Create tools that streamline the character creation workflow throughout the entire pipeline.
  • Maintain character hierarchical standards and protocols.
  • Ability to troubleshoot pre-existing character rig setups / scripts.

Required:

  • Advanced knowledge of 3ds Max.
  • Past experience with various rig setups, including bipedal, quadruped, and complex robotic / mechanical characters.
  • Strong understanding of MAXScript, scripted controllers and expressions.
  • In-depth knowledge of FK/IK systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate with multiple teams.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • 2-3 years experience with character rigging / skinning in a production environment. 

Preferred:

  • Unreal 3 Engine Experience

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