What we need:
Smilegate Barcelona is expanding, and we are looking to add a Senior Character TD / Rigger to our incredible team here in Barcelona!
The Senior Character TD / Rigger is responsible for constructing character rigs and establishing muscle, skin, hair, fur, and clothing photo-realistic physical simulations to AAA quality and ensure that they are integrated into the game according to its vision technical limitations of the project.
What the role involves:
- Establish and develop the pipeline to deform and animate photo-realistic characters in Maya in an AAA game production
- Create and maintain photo-realistic character rigs that are modular and support multiple sizes, as well as non-biped characters
- Create and maintain photo-realistic facial rigs which are shared across multiple characters
- Setup and maintain clothing and hair dynamics for all characters, as well as complex props for gameplay and cinematics
- Collaborate with character modelers to setup modeling guidelines and provide character publishing tools
- Collaborate with character riggers to define skinning best practices for photo-realistic characters and create tools to ease their workflow
- Work closely with animators to understand animation requirements and facilitate controls to improve their workflow.
- Work closely with programmers to define character and animation performance targets and optimization solutions inside Unreal.
- Research and share knowledge of existing VFX and AAA game character skinning and rigging working practices.
- 3-year experience designing, creating, and supporting complex character and facial rigs in Maya
- Knowledge at implementing animation tools and pipelines in Maya
- Inside of a high-level coding language. (Python, C#, C++, etc.)
- An exceptional eye for anatomy and animation.
- 3D modeling and texturing skills are a plus
YOUR LIFE AT SMILEGATE BARCELONA (and PERKS)
- Breakfast in the Office.
- Restaurant Tickets: approx 180 € per month (2.160€/year).
- 23 vacation days per year + Christmas to the new year (the office is closed from 24th December to2nd January).
- Develop your career working in a super exciting environment with a great working atmosphere, international work environment
- Fully stocked studio kitchen (Nescafe coffee, organic fruits, snacks, and beverages).
- Beer Thursdays
- Flexible Working Hours & Flexible Friday.
- Flexible working conditions of Work From Home.
- Private Health insurance, including dental coverage.
- Incredible office in Barcelona in the heart of 22@ (games room, shower, auditorium, canteen, gym, etc.) 15min from the beach and 1 min from Glories Mall.
- Team Building Events.
- Relocation Package/assistance and VISA support.
- Much more still to come…
Are you ready to join our Smile-family? We are already excited to have you!