Senior Technical Animator (Character & Cloth Simulation)

Activision
Woodland Hills California 91367 United States of America
11 days ago
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Job Title:

Senior Technical Animator (Character & Cloth Simulation)

Requisition ID:

R006539

Job Description:

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#)

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