Technical Artist
Rockstar Games, Inc.
Oakville, Canada
8d ago

Position at Rockstar Toronto

Rockstar Toronto are looking for an Technical Artist specializing in Motionbuilder / Maya animation for our console game development.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years using Motionbuilder / Maya in the video games or film industry from a technical standpoint.

A strong working knowledge of using Python and / or C# is vital.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Interact closely with animators and technical artists to maintain and improve our proprietary animation tools.
  • Collaborate effectively with other team disciplines, predominantly animation and animation code.
  • Bring innovation and resolution to technical problems and challenges throughout production.
  • Demonstrate creativity and technical ability within the constraints of console development.
  • Assist character artists with skinning and rigging of characters, including setups for facial animation.
  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience using Motionbuilder and / or Maya as a technical artist / TD.
  • Relevant experience using 3d Studio Max in a technical art role is desirable.
  • Design and implement efficient character / weapon / vehicle rigs.
  • Character skinning and physics simulation setup.
  • Python programming is a prerequisite for the role.
  • Experience in other scripting and programming languages (Maxscript, C# / C++, etc.) is a big plus.
  • Games industry experience is preferred, having shipped title(s) on PS3, 360, PC.
  • Knowledge of facial rigging is a definite plus.
  • 3+ years of applicable professional experience as a technical artist / TD / tools programmer.
  • Relevant games development experience, preferably on a AAA game.
  • SKILLS

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Effective time management skills to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
  • Mentoring other technical artists to help improve their Motionbuilder skills.
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