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Senior Technical Artist

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Bend, OR 04-14-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Senior Technical Artist (Animation)

Sony Bend Studio, renowned creator of Days Gone, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Syphon Filter, is seeking outstanding talent to join our passionate and creative family in crafting our next high-profile AAA console title.

We are seeking a Senior Technical Artist who will be responsible for character and animation tool and pipelines. This person will be working closely with the Characters, Props, Vehicles and Animation teams.

• Develop and maintain character and animation tools.
• Support character rigs and skeletons that meet the technical limitations of game engines while ensuring the characters movements look as realistic as possible.
• Author realistic deformation for faces, bodies, and clothes, including the creation of tools and scripts to assist in completing these tasks quickly and efficiently during production.
• Collaborate with animation team to improve workflows.

• 5+ years of production experience in Games, Feature Film, Animation or VFX.
• Expert understanding of Python.
• Expert understanding of Maya.
• Extensive portfolio with examples of current, hands-on work, including human, creature, and animal rigs. Examples of cinematic quality face rigs.
• Multiple examples of tools and scripts to assist in the creation of character rigging assets.
• Some previous or next-gen video game platform experience is desirable (e.g. PS4, Xbox-One.)

Bonus Qualifications
• Experience with animation retargeting
• Knowledge of Maya API.
• Understanding of C++.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g3vkv9-3-236-122-9-42 in your application.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment

Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.