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Senior Rigging Artist

Vertigo Games

Vertigo Games

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Your mission
We are Vertigo Games, developers and publishers of big hit VR titles like Arizona Sunshine, The 7th Guest and the highly anticipated Metro Awakening. Our Amsterdam studio is gearing up to start development for a big IP project and we are looking to recruit a Senior Rigging Artist who can aid us in our mission.

Are you looking for a studio that celebrates creativity and sets the bar in immersive entertainment? Then we should meet!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Rig complex creatures, humanoid characters and a range of intricate items such as props, mechanical and vehicle rigs, including realistic and stylized designs for virtual reality games.
  • Utilize and create scripts and tools to streamline and optimize the rigging and animation workflow.
  • Expand upon the current rigging and animation tools with new features and modules.
  • Create hand poses and finger animations for natural and intuitive virtual reality interactions.
  • Collaborate closely with the character team, technical animators, animators and game designers to ensure seamless integration of rigs and coordinate efforts effectively.
  • Create and set up blend shapes for facial animation and lip-sync.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest rigging techniques, trends, and best practices in the gaming industry.
Your profile
  • Proven experience as a Rigging Artist in the gaming industry, with a strong portfolio showcasing complex character rigs.
  • Extensive knowledge of rigging techniques, deformation systems, and character setup.
  • Experience in working with Maya, Motionbuilder and Unreal Engine.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages (e.g., Python, MEL) for tool and pipeline development.
  • Excellent communication, time management and collaboration abilities, with the ability to convey technical information clearly.
  • Strong problem-solving, troubleshooting, and coordination skills.
Bonus points for
  • Prior experience working on virtual reality projects.
  • Knowledge of Blender, Unreal blueprints, control rig and motion matching.
  • Experience with motion capture and real-time animation workflows.
  • Solid mentorship skills.
We offer
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • A hybrid working model with two office days per week.
  • Income tax reduction for eligible expats.
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation.
  • 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more.
  • Free train commuting to and from the office.
  • Free pension plan.
  • A healthy lunch in our canteen.
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam.
  • Thursday afternoon drinks.
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home.
  • Whilst working from home we provide all the relevant hardware, budget for a desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy costs.
About us

Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam & Amsterdam (NL) and Los Angeles, California (USA).

With experienced teams in the areas of Studios, Publishing and Arcades, the company develops, publishes and distributes a growing portfolio of quality VR games that offer a novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experience both in- and outside of the home.

In 2020, Vertigo Games joined the leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, Koch Media, now PLAION (a subsidiary of the Embracer Group), adding VR gaming to the Group’s global network.

In 2021, the company announced it has five more high-end titles in the pipeline for the coming years.