Technical Animator

Maya & Unreal - Virtual Reality Concerts - World Renowned Clients

Los Angeles
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Technical Animator in Los Angeles

Are you a Technical Animator with a head for problem solving and a love of music? This role is where a solid background with rigging and animation will take you to work with some technology that is redefining the music scene.

This studio is creating the future of the music industry through unique immersive social experiences using virtual reality technology.

Technical Animator Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the entire creation process of character rigs/setups from design and testing to maintenance.
  • Ensure all character rigs created meet the technical and artistic specifications provided
  • Work with other animators to make sure that all rig controls are at their very best
  • Solve character production and optimisation challenges by using new processes and techniques
  • Create character motion and deformation systems
  • Develop Animation Blueprints in UE4 and ensure setup and maintenance are covered at all times
  • Collaborate with Character Artists to ensure the characters produced are to a high standard

Requirements for this role in Los Angeles:

  • 3 or more years of experience with the production of animations
  • 2 or more years of experience rigging in Maya
  • 2 or more years of experience in the entertainment or games industry
  • Extensive professional work with Maya rigging, skeletal and animation systems
  • Experience with UE4 character and animation systems, along a background of work with other Unreal Engine systems
  • Strong portfolio exhibiting your understanding and use of figure and facial anatomy to a realistic standard
  • Any experience with Mocap, Python or MEL would be a bonus

Tags: Technical Animator, Technical Animation, Rigger, Tech Animator, Tech Animation, Character Animation, Character Animator

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Reference: A010703

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Joe is our Animation and VFX Consultant, his passion for the latter springing from being blown away by the effects in Star Wars at a young age. His love hasn’t wavered and Joe always seems to bring out a new Star Wars t shirt every dress down we have! We are lucky to have him considering that he once got stuck half way up a mountain in Borneo so now he goes for flatter holidays – most recently driving across America in a Mustang.

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