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  1. creativeneet

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    I am pursuing course of 3d animation and I am interesting in Rigging but their is one problem that is one of my friend told me that there is not much opening for the riggers because for one project just 5 riggers will work ..

    Therefore I want to know the job opening of Rigger Artist and career/future of Rigger Artist?

  2. Javier "Goosh" Solsona (admin)

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    It's true that there are less openings for riggers than for other positions.

    But there are also less riggers... we are always looking for good riggers here as an example.

    It also depends a lot on the studio and what's needed.

    In my previous job, I was the only rigger and I was working on two separate projects. While there where probably around 15 modelers and maybe 10 animators.

    in my current job, we are way more riggers than modelers. A team could have 20 riggers and maybe 4-5 modelers. So it all depends

    At the end of the day the important thing is to stand out.. if you are a good animator or a good rigger or a good modelers, you'll have no problem finding a job... Do what you love to do!

    Hope that helps

  3. creativeneet

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Thank you very much Sir, but one thing more to ask that
    Except rigging what other things a rigger should know like Animation, Modeling, Lighting etc....... or there is no need to know all these thing for a rigger.

  4. Javier "Goosh" Solsona (admin)

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    I think the more you know the better it is.. knowledge can't hurt.

    Having said that, you don't really need lighting to be a rigger.
    It does help to know animation and modeling (or at least to have some knowledge of it) so that you can understand what the other departments need.

    I come from an animation background and that has always helped me talk to the animators, understand what they want/need and why.

    If you are starting out, I would suggest concentrating on one thing (like rigging) and the others might come in time. don't spread yourself too thin.

    Javier

  5. creativeneet

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Thank you,
    If you don't mind please answer one more question i.e

    What a rigger should know ...means what type of Rigging he knows,what are his basic responsibility ..... what industry expects from him ?

  6. Javier "Goosh" Solsona (admin)

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    It basically depends..

    It depends mainly in the studio

    in some studios you'll do only motion system stuff, others deformation, others hair, clothing, facial, tools.... others all of them

    Some studios have specialized people to do all these individual things. Smaller studios you might need to know how to do it all

    But if anything, you should know some programming, know your package very well, be able to communicate with other riggers and specially other departments (like modeling and animation)
    maths helps (cross and dot products, etc)
    Like most things.. the more you know and you know them well, the better it is

  7. creativeneet

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Thanks again it really very helpful for me.
    Sir,Could you please suggest me some best tutorial for Rigging, Programming, Deformation, Skinning, Facial means for every area that is helpful for a Rigger.

    Actually right now I am learning it from Animator Friendly Rigging by Jason Schleifer.

  8. Javier "Goosh" Solsona (admin)

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    Jason's work is one of the best out there for sure.

    I'd like to think that my DVDs are not too bad either :S (you can find them in http://www.rigging101.com)

    I also like Aaron Holly's DVDs (http://www.fahrenheitdigital.com/bios/aaron.php)

    The inspired series books are good too (specially the 3D advanced rigging and deformation)

    Hope that helps

  9. creativeneet

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Yes Sir it is really helpful.

    Sir, Could you please tell me about "3d advanced rigging and deformation" from where can I get it.
    who is the author of this book.

    No doubt Sir your DVDs are also very good.

    And Sir what about "Art of Rigging" books is it good

  10. Javier "Goosh" Solsona (admin)

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    http://www.amazon.com/Inspired-3D-Advanced-Rigging-Deformations/dp/1592001165/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232424524&sr=8-8

    http://www.amazon.com/Inspired-Character-Setup-Michael-Ford/dp/1931841519/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b

    The Art of Rigging series are ok.. but I didn't find them great. There are a few nice things on them. If you have extra cash I would say go for it. If not, I would get the others first

    Javier

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