Facial Animator

Rockstar San Diego    Carlsbad, CA
Job Description

At Rockstar Games, we create the games we would want to play ourselves.

A career at Rockstar is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding, large-scale projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a friendly, inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar San Diego is on the lookout for a talented Animator who possesses a passion for facial animation. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Carlsbad.

  • We create facial animations for all characters and animals appearing in cinematic and gameplay sequences in our games.
  • We enhance face performances adding emphasis to key face shapes and movements to help create compelling and realistic characters.
  • We review face animations and implement feedback from lead reviews.
  • We work collaboratively with the global animation, code and design teams to problem solve and implement face performances across all characters in our games.
  • Create visually stunning 3D facial animations.
  • Work closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical and aesthetic issues.
  • Animate natural and expressive motion to create realistic, fluid facial animations.
  • Implement, troubleshoot, and debug animation systems.
  • Help improve animation pipelines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animation or similar from a competitive program.
  • Production experience on current generation console and/or PC.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in animation for cutscene, cinematic, or equivalent.
  • Hand key Facial Animation experience required.
  • Outstanding demo reel demonstrating good understanding of animation principles with a focus on high quality facial animation.
  • Advanced knowledge in one of: 3D Studio Max, MotionBuilder, or equivalent 3D program.
  • Exceptional skill in animating human and animal faces.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely with Artists, Designers and Programmers.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work in a self-directed manner and make timely, well-thought out decisions.
  • Strong understanding of development issues involved in getting animations into a game.
  • Positive, solution-oriented individual with a passion for game development.

    Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Proven industry experience as an animator on at least one AAA title.
  • Proficiency in Faceware, Dynamixyz or similar package.

    Please apply with a CV and cover-letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

    Fri, 25 Jan 2019 02:14:34 GMT

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