Technical Artist – Character Rigging and Animation Support

STUDIO 

Next Level Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Co., Ltd.

We’ve been passionate about video game development for 20 years now, shipping award-winning games for fans across the world and still going strong. Some of our titles include Super Mario Strikers, Mario Strikers Charged, Punch-Out!!, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Metroid Prime Federation Force, Luigi’s Mansion 3 and most recently Mario Strikers™: Battle League.

At NLG, we believe that a project finds success when we all work together in harmony. We thoughtfully build and nurture a welcoming, fun environment in which we can achieve our shared goals.

 

TECHNICAL ARTIST – CHARACTER RIGGING AND ANIMATION SUPPORT

We’re looking for an experienced Technical Artist to join our amazing team of passionate game developers.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Rigging and Skin Weighting
  • Maintenance of Character and Animation pipeline
  • Character artist support
  • Animator support ( Presentation and Gameplay )
  • Character and Animation specific tool creation ( Maya scripts )
  • Setup and maintain presentation moments
  • Interface with Design, Art and Engineering to come up with solutions to character specific features
  • Establish and maintain performance budgets
  • Assist in optimization of character and animation assets
  • Work with production to help with time estimates on content with multiple dependencies

 

QUALIFICATION

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong Maya Skills
  • Understanding of Python/PyMel
  • Desire and ability to support content creators
  • Strong multi-discipline problem solving skills
  • Works well within team environment
  • Organized and self-motivated

 

NICE TO HAVE

  • Substance Painter/Designer experience
  • Character animation experience
  • Character modelling experience

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Applications will only be considered from candidates who are eligible to work in Canada at this time
  • This role requires on-site presence at our downtown Vancouver studio with the flexibility of working from home

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