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Character TD/Rigger - Game Team

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Interactive
Skydance Interactive, developers of the hit game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, is looking for a talented, organized, and motivated Character TD / Rigger to join our team of game developers.


  • Set up and maintain character (humans & creature) rigs and systems
  • Collaborate with character artists in the development of models that meet technical requirements
  • Collaborate with animators to create artist-friendly rigs that satisfy animation and gameplay needs
  • Develop new techniques and processes to further advance quality and realism
  • Design and set up character dynamics (i.e. cloth, hair)
  • Create tools to streamline workflow/pipeline
  • Work with team directors and production to identify and prioritize tasks
  • Provide and maintain technical documentation
  • Requirements

  • Strong understanding of rigging/skinning in Maya for games or film/vfx
  • In-depth knowledge of character/prop rigging techniques and principles
  • Python scripting experience
  • Detailed working knowledge of character kinematics, deformations, and topology
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to find sensible and practical solutions
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Pluses

  • Experience working in Unreal Engine or other comparable game engines
  • Maya and/or other DCC scripting experience
  • Familiarity with character pipelines, such as modeling and animation
  • Familiarity with multi-platform performance efficiency and optimization
  • Experience in character animation
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.