Character TD (Rigger)

Hangar 13  |   Location: / Brno /  |   Type of Contract: Full-time

We are looking for a talented Technical Artist that specializes in character development, rigging, and facial animation.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Develop tools, processes, and assets for real-time characters
  • Collaborate closely with character artists, technical artists, and animators
  • Help streamline existing pipelines.
  • Develop new pipelines for the character production process
  • Should be confident in skinning and comfortable to work with blend shape library development, rigging, and exporting to the game engine.

WHO WE BELIEVE WILL BE A GOOD FIT:

  • Complex character rigging experience in Maya in film, broadcast or game environments.
  • Experience with setting up production pipelines while being able to follow guidelines
  • In depth knowledge of Maya, preferably 3+ years of production experience.
  • Capable of writing robust tools to streamline the character creation, setup, and export process.
  • Strong background with facial animation, mocap, and scanning workflows
  • Strong understanding of both Figure and Facial Anatomy
  • Knowledge of Unreal Engine
  • Python, OpenMaya, QT, Mel programming experience
  • Familiar with Perforce
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of autonomy
  • Strong ability to learn new areas of development
  • Proven ability to work well within a team atmosphere
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Creative problem solving skills.

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Basic knowledge of C# or other higher programming language
  • Knowledge of additional scripting languages: JavaScript, VB
  • 3DS Max and MAXScript experience
  • MotionBuilder, Faceware, and FaceFX or related software experience.
  • Ability to multitask and work under deadlines.
  • BS / BA degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Art or a related field preferred.

WHO WE ARE:

Hangar 13 is an internal 2K development studio based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic), working collaboratively as one team.

Each of our locations provides the opportunity toBravely Createon big-budget, AAA console titles in a diverse and inclusive environment.

At Hangar 13, we want people driven by curiosity — Visionaries who aren’t afraid to explore new territory. Intrepid individuals who embrace the weird, the challenging, the unconventional.

We’re continuing to build a space that empowers you to take risks and redefine what’s possible,

Where your inquisitive nature is nourished —

A home for people who aren’t satisfied with what is, but who are obsessed by what could be.

So bring your talent,

Your unique point-of-view, Your fearless tenacity,

And together, we’ll Bravely Create