Rigging Artist, In-Game Cinematics - Temp
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a character technical artist to join its In-Game Cinematics department. We are on the search for a highly motivated artist who has built complex character rigs and is capable of maintaining a high level of visual and technical quality for all characters. You must have a strong understanding of anatomy, muscles, cloth/hair behavior and be comfortable in a scripted environment. You must be attuned to the needs of an in-game production pipeline and those of the animators we support.
COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.
- Build and maintain high quality rigs
- Collaborate with modelers for the creation of models that meet technical needs
- Work closely with animators to determine rig needs and requirements
- Work with Leads and Production staff to prioritize tasks
- Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed
- 3+ years professional experience
- In-depth knowledge of Maya
- Knowledge of deformations and topology for both Body and Face
- Knowledge of character pipeline and workflow techniques
- Experience with Python and MEL
- Proficiency in technical problem solving
- Ability to take initiative and work independently
- Strong communication skills
- Demo reel online (preferred) showing rigging and technical proficiency
- Experience building high quality rigs for game productions
- Experience with C/C++ or other programming languages
- Ability to work in different visual styles
- Experience working with a big team of animators
- Understanding of Games development process
- Ability to generate tools to facilitate the rigging pipeline
- Passion for Blizzard Games and Cinematics.
- Resume (PDF Preferred)
- Demo Reel / Portfolio Website
Job Status: Temporary
Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine
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