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Contract Technical Artist

Division: ZeniMax Online Studios | Department: Art | Location: Hunt Valley , MD, US

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Contract Technical Artist to assist with the production of characters. This position will work with the senior members of the Technical Art team to address character related issues: from skinning and rigging to runtime troubleshooting. This is a dynamic environment that will challenge you.

Responsibilities: 

  • Edit skin weights of new & existing characters, components used by characters, and other animate-able assets.
  • Assist in the setup & maintenance of characters in game.
  • Troubleshoot runtime issues with characters
  • Help collect and analyze data to better understand why certain problems exist and assist in solution.
  • Generate low-poly proxy meshes.
  • Provide general production support services as needed.

Requirements:

  • Love of characters and animation.
  • Strong grasp of anatomy and kinematics.
  • Basic to intermediate understanding of character animation & rigging principles.
  • Familiar with character rigging capabilities of Max, Maya, Modo, etc.
  • Experience working with a scripting language: MaxScript, MEL, Python, C#, etc.
  • Interest in working with and supporting Artists and Animators in the production environment.
  • Responsive to direction.
  • Strong aesthetic sense and ability to communicate creative ideas clearly.
  • Strong communication skills in general: written & spoken.
  • Self-sufficient and capable of independent learning.
  • Basic understanding of common file formats: JSON, XML, etc.
  • Creative problem solver

How to Apply

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