Senior Technical Animator/ Character TD

ZeniMax Media

Job Description
h1id Software @ Dallas, TX, US Arth2 id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is seeking a Senior Technical Animator/ Character TD to join our team in our Richardson, TX studio (near Dallas). This position will be responsible for the implementation of AAA quality animation rigs with a focus on Havok cloth and hair implementation . Reporting to the Lead Technical Animator and w orking in coordination with the Concept, Modeling and Animations teams, successful applicants will be tasked with creating hair and cloth rigs to be used in both gameplay and cinematic s . Candidates should be self-motivating and demonstrate strong technical, design, organizational and scripting skills. Position based in Richardson, TX. Will consider remote. h2 Build and test animation rigs in Maya and in our custom engine Implementation of Havok for cloth, hair and secondary animation of belts and other attachments Work with Concept and Modeling to design cloth and hair t hat support s dynamic movement Collaborate with Animation to develop cloth and hair rigs that can be simulated or animate d Design a simulation pipeline that is flexible and iterative Develop and maintain tools to assist in cloth and hair setup Work with the Engine team to develop improved systems and techniques Work with producers and various departments to prioritize tasksh2 Minimum 1 shipped AAA game Portfolio with in-game examples of cloth and hair In-depth knowledge of Havok , specifically cloth and hair setup Extensive experience in Maya Ability to create realistic deformations with joint based deformers Proficien cy in management of multiple priorities and tasks within a set deadline Excellent communication skills both verbal and written Proficiency in Python scripting language *Candidates should include a link to their demo reel in their resume / cv for consideration. We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do - from recruiting for our studios, publishing and operations to fostering safe and respectful workplaces that encourage collaboration. Our culture is based on principles of respect, inclusion, and fair treatment and we welcome anyone into our family without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.Our diversity fuels our innovation and inspires us to create game worlds that bring us closer to the global community of players we serve.