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Character Technical Artist

San Francisco, CA · Art/Media/Design
Our client, is looking for a Character Technical Artist who can help develop the tools and rigs used to create their characters across their studio portfolio. The focus will be on rigging characters, props, weapons, and accessories with some additional time spent problem-solving technical issues with the art/animation/engineering teams to create assets that bring our games to life.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Skin and create rigs/systems for characters, creatures, props, weapons, and accessories.
  • Support the modeling, animation, and design teams to make sure the rigs meet the proper requirements for gameplay functionality and visual aesthetics.
  • Documenting the process and pipeline to easily communicate information with team members both internal or external.
  • Oversee and critique the outsourcing of rig assets.
  • Export assets and work directly with designers, modelers, and animators to solve issues, and finalize art assets going into the game.

REQUIREMENTS:
 
  • Experience rigging/skinning in Maya.
  • Experience with game development in Unity.
  • Understanding the relationship between modeling, animation and rigs.
  • Has the initiative to investigate and come up with new and better systems that will benefit the production pipeline.
  • Experience with armor sets, skins, and other rigged components for characters is a plus.
  • Python and Mel scripting knowledge is also a plus.
  • Strong understanding of anatomy for bone placement and proper deformation.
  • Good communication skills, self-motivated and proactive.

BONUSES:
 
  • Understanding of Unity
  • Familiarity with mGear
  • Experience working with outsourcing and documenting technical specifications for outsourcing is a plus.
  • Passion for fighting games and rpg game systems

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • May be tasked with lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 25 lbs., if able to do so.
  • Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time and walk/stand for moderate periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend at the knees and waist frequently
  • Must be able to repetitively use a telephone and a computer mouse and keyboard.


All employment is contingent on candidates providing at least two positive professional references from prior managers.
We are looking for local candidates only.  U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.
To apply for this position please visit our website at www.PsiNapse.com, and click on “Looking for Work”.
Thank you for your interest. Please understand that only qualified candidates will receive a response.
PsiNapse Technology, a national, workforce augmentation and solutions firm, offers competitive compensation, professional service, and customized benefits to qualified temporary and career professionals looking for employment.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual-orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, or any other protected category.
 

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