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Senior Technical Animator

Division: Arkane Studios - Texas | Department: Art | Location: Austin , TX, US


Arkane Studios is looking for a strong Sr. Technical Animator to join our Austin, Texas team for work on AAA games for PC and next-generation console systems.


As a Technical Animator, you will:

·       Work with the animation team to define, create and maintain the animation pipeline

·       Design and support complex character, facial and weapon rigs in Maya

·       Own the skinning process for a variety of characters, garments and gear

·       Create custom tools and scripts to increase the productivity and efficiency of the animation team

·       Support and improve the integration of animation assets from Maya to game engine



·       Experience in creating and maintaining an efficient animation pipeline throughout a AAA production cycle

·       Strong working knowledge of both MEL and Python (additional languages a plus)

·       Capable of rigging and skinning high quality character assets

·       Experience working with Maya (3ds Max and MotionBuilder a plus)

·       Experience with retargeting animation data via Maya or Motionbuilder

·       Experience in creating animation state machines and blend trees in a game engine

·       Understanding of physics simulation setup and implementation (ex: cloth, ragdoll)

·       Receptive to feedback and able to work through an iterative process

·       Must be a self-motivated and energetic team player with strong communication skills and cooperative attitude



·       5+ years of production experience

·       Strong passion for video games

·       Animation background


As part of the application process. please submit work samples which demonstrate the following:

·       Character rigging and skinning capabilities

·       Documentation or videos describing previous tool development

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