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Viacom Inc CHARACTER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (MEET THE VOXELS) in Burbank, California

Overview and Responsibilities

SUMMARY:

  • Nickelodeon Animation has an exciting new opportunity for a Character Technical Director to work on a CG animated sitcom in Unreal Engine. We are seeking candidates who are familiar with the CG animation pipeline and Unreal Engine 4. The Character Technical Director oversees the character pipeline, ensuring rigs are ready for motion capture and facial performance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create high quality animation rigs, systems, setups, and workflows

  • Develop character rigging pipeline for real-time production

  • Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges

  • Works closely with external vendors to ensure rigs are comprehensive and prepared for Motion capture and Facial Performance

  • Complete the work assigned at the highest quality possible while staying on schedule

  • Maintain an understanding of skeletons, facial animation methodologies, constraints and other Maya tools and systems used for character animation

  • Ensure other CG artists are following guidelines and workflows around character rigs

  • Create and Update documentation explaining our process and tools

Basic Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a character rigger in television animation, feature animation, or video games

  • 2-3 years of experience working in Unreal Engine

  • Strong understanding of both Figure and Facial Anatomy

  • Excellent knowledge of Maya

  • Strong knowledge of IK and FK systems

  • Technical mindset with experience of implementing assets in Unreal Engine

  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of animation techniques for the purpose of proactive problem solving and trouble shooting

  • Self-driven, good communicator, and a great-team player

  • Excellent organizational and communication skill

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, set priorities and problem solving

  • Must have ability to lead with a positive attitude and encourage collaboration

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of scripting, Mel or Python

  • Extensive knowledge of an Unreal Engine pipeline

  • An understanding of Rigging and Modeling

  • Previous experience working with Motion Capture

  • Previous experience with Facial Motion Capture (Dynamixyz, Faceware)

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank

# of Openings 1

Job Type Full-Time Staff

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