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Technical Artist, Rigging/Animation

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Posted 1 month ago

Job description

  • Company Overview: Yuga Labs, a leading innovator in the Web3 space, debuted with the Bored Ape Yacht Club in April 2021. Since then, it has expanded its reach by creating new IPs, acquiring top NFT collections, and hosting successful events. Yuga Labs continues to explore big ideas in identity, ownership, utility, and interoperability, pushing the crypto and NFT space forward.
  • Company Culture: At Yuga Labs, we foster a highly creative and technical environment, collaborating with top teams worldwide to address unique challenges at the intersection of web2, gaming, and Web3. We are committed to finding innovative solutions and pride ourselves on our ability to innovate rapidly.
  • Work Opportunities: This role offers the opportunity to join our tech art team, focusing on creating lifelike and expressive characters for our video games. It involves close collaboration with character modeling teams and other tech artists to enhance our gaming projects.
  • Role Overview: The Character Rigger and Technical Animator will be responsible for rigging and animating high-fidelity characters in Maya for games, ensuring that avatar components such as body, clothing, and facial features are optimized for performance and compatibility in a modular system.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate with the character modeling team to ensure compatibility and interchangeability of components.
    • Design rigging workflows and script automation for character and environment assembly.
    • Develop and maintain bone-driven facial animation systems for runtime optimization in Unreal Engine.
    • Participate in the development of project plans, ensuring alignment with strategic goals.
  • Desired Experience:
    • 5+ years in technical animation or rigging, with specific experience in AAA game development.
    • Proficiency in Maya and Unreal Engine, with a strong understanding of procedural rigging systems.
    • Experience with Python scripting and tool development for animation workflows.
  • Additional Skills: Strong knowledge of anatomy and kinematics, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Application Note: Yuga Labs is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from those who bring diverse perspectives and experiences, especially those from historically marginalized groups. If you are passionate about Web3 and gaming, apply even if your experience does not perfectly align with every listed requirement.


Yuga Labs

Job overview​

Data posted

1 month ago


Employment Type

Full Time

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