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Senior Technical Animator

Infinity Ward

Woodland Hills, CA 04-29-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Senior Technical Animator (Character & Cloth Simulation)

Job Description:

Infinity Ward is looking for a talented Senior Technical Animator with demonstrated experience working with complex character cloth rigs. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of skinning, human anatomy, ragdolls, cloth, and hair and is comfortable working within a scripting environment

Responsibilities:

Create technical animation setups for things such as hair and cloth that work both in-engine in real time and for animation within Maya

Collaborate with the Character Art team to help create assets that meet our technical and animation requirements

Develop new techniques and processes to solve animation production challenges

Research and implement the latest applicable cloth technologies

Minimum Requirements:

3+ year of experience in the video game industry

2+ years of experience as a Technical Animator

Extensive knowledge of Maya (Experience with Motion Builder and/or 3DS Max a plus)

Experience with Havok cloth (or an equivalent cloth simulation package)

Proficiency in a scripting language (e.g. Python, Pyside, mel)

Ability to create believable character ragdoll animations

Broad knowledge of game technology

Strong rigging skills and an understanding of the human figure

Strong attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

Modeling and drawing skills

Strong demo reel showcasing dynamic character rigs and hair/cloth simulation

Programming experience (e.g. C++, C#)

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv1m8w-3-236-122-9-42 in your application.

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Infinity Ward

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.