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Technical Animator - Character Pipeline
Ref No.: 18-01046
Location: Redmond, Washington
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This Technical Animator role involves supporting the art team by creating pipelines and assets to achieve high quality animated game content, especially characters, for popular games.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a high, consistent quality bar on animation assets in cinematics and in-game content
  • Ingest and drive character motion capture from delivery through pipeline and into game
  • Work with tech artists and developers to shepherd characters and other animations through the pipeline into the game
  • Basic rigging and animation ability to tweak and update content on assets
  • Update and simplify the animation pipeline through tools recommendations or hands-on scripting
  • Monitor the impact of in-game animations on performance and work with the team to solve issues
  • BA or BFA in Graphic Design, Visual Communications, or similar
  • 2+ years in technical animator position or similar
  • Rigging and skinning experience (minimum 2-3 years) and other experience in the character space
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of a character pipeline
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • In-depth industry knowledge of character and animation pipelines including motion capture
  • Strong knowledge of one or more major 3D animation packages, 3D Studio Max and MotionBuilder preferred
  • Experience with ZBrush or MudBox for character creation
  • Experience working with outsourcing studios
  • Ability to create rigs and script a plus
  • Experience with Granny 3D animation system a plus
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