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Technical Character Artist

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

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Technical Character Artist to assist with the production of characters. This technical art position will work with various members of the Figure Art team to address character rigging related issues: from in-game editing and data set up to vertex weighting adjustments. This technical artist will also be making art changes and adjustments to submitted assets, so experience with character art is important. This is a dynamic environment that will challenge you as you become a full-fledged professional game developer.


  • Working closely with the Outsourcing managers, other tech artists, and character artists
  • Preparation of armor, costumes, weapons, mounts and monsters for export into game
  • Evaluate all incoming outsourced art for technical issues
  • Adjust vertex weighting for armors, costumes, mounts, and monsters
  • Geo and texture adjustments on outsourced assets when necessary
  • Export adjusted geometry to engine
  • Data set up of exported assets in engine
  • The candidate will have to learn proprietary tools for rigging of the game-ready character meshes and internal tools for export


  • Ability to skin meshes to various rigs
  • Love of characters and animation
  • Strong grasp of anatomy, form, proportion and color
  • Intermediate+ understanding of character modeling and texturing principles
  • Understanding of good mesh topology for deformation
  • Some working experience in rigging characters for video games
  • Working knowledge of 3D Studio Max, Zbrush and Photoshop
  • Familiarity with game engines
  • Interest in working with and supporting Artists and Animators in the production environment
  • Responsive to direction
  • Tenacious problem solver
  • Strong aesthetic sense and ability to communicate creative ideas clearly
  • Strong communication skills in general: written & spoken
  • Self-sufficient and capable of independent learning

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with modular character customization systems is a plus
  • Experience with animation is a plus but not required
  • Enjoy playing MMO

How to Apply

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