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3D Technical Artist - Rigging / Character Rigger

Grinding Gear Games

Games Developer from New Zealand, Auckland

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Grinding Gear Games

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Thursday, 20 January, 2022 - 12:51 PM
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We are Grinding Gear Games, creators of the award-winning dark fantasy Action RPG Path of Exile. We're a studio of 165 world-class developers based in Auckland, New Zealand and we're currently expanding the Path of Exile 2 development team.

We seek 3D Character Riggers/Technical Artists to join our rigging team.

     Location:    Onsite in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
                         *Relocation assistance if required

Skills & Requirements

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of rigging using the Maya rigging tools
  • Ability to create clear, non-destructive, user-friendly rigs
  • Knowledgeable in proper anatomy and body mechanics
  • Good general knowledge of Maya with regards to modelling and texturing
  • At least one year of character rigging experience in a professional studio
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Good self-management, with a positive attitude and ability to receive and provide constructive and objective feedback
  • A showreel and/or portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills required. 
  • Must be willing to complete a rigging test if requested to do so

 

Pluses

  • An avid gamer with an understanding of our game, Path of Exile
  • Experience working in the game industry
  • Experience in scripting and tool development using MEL, Python or PyQt
  • Experience using various simulation plugins like nCloth, bullet or pulldownit
  • A tertiary qualification related to 3D art or game design
  • Strong understanding of math

 

How to apply

If you meet the requirements in the job description, send us an email with a cover letter and your CV including link/s to your portfolio/reel (whichever is relevant to the role you are applying for). 

Email your cover letter and resume to: jobs@grindinggear.com with your name + position you are applying for in the subject line.
 

No phone calls or agencies, please.
 

Grinding Gear Games
2020  Winner - BAFTA Best Expanding Game
2013  Winner - GameSpot's PC Game of the Year