Senior Character Technical Artist

Regular/Full-Time

Posted 02.05.2019

We are God of War!  Join us!

Animator & programmer or programmer & character artist – which are you?  No matter: you bridge tech and character.  You understand the creative process; you have an artistic sensibility, and an eye for animation.  And you can rig.  Above all you collaborate with character artists and animators to deliver the highest quality vision of the game.

Talent, initiative, collaboration – bring them all.  We are a large team that fundamentally works together across all disciplines.  Sound interesting?  Give us a shout.

AND NOW A WORD FROM (THE REST OF) MANAGEMENT…

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and maintain animation rigs and tools
  • Research, define, extend, and maintain production pipelines, processes, and workflows
  • Interface collaboratively with character artists and animators
  • Identify problems; solve them by inventing or building robust technical implementations

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Graphic Art, or a related field
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in computer-generated art
  • Intimate knowledge of Maya and strong understanding of Maya’s rigging tools
  • Ability to drive new rig systems and workflows.
  • Well-versed in human and animal anatomy
  • Understanding of proper mesh topology
  • A keen eye for proper form throughout a wide range of movement
  • Exposure to character modeling and polygon topology related to character deformations
  • Knowledge of Animator workflows
  • Solid understanding of 3D math and related concepts
  • Strong working knowledge in MEL/Python/HLSL and or C++.
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE

  • Computer graphics, lighting, and FX

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