Added by on 2016-03-17

Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Animation TD, FX Artist & Senior Technical Artist

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Animation TD

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced animation technical director (TD) to join our cinematics team. The animation TD must have a thorough knowledge of animation, rigging and simulation tools and workflows currently used in the CG / VFX industry, as well as related cross pipeline tools and workflows. They will work with technical and art supervisors to determine workflows, tool requirements, and asset needs for the animation, rigging and simulation teams. This individual will also implement basic tools and workflow automation. They must be strong communicators!

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in developing rigging and animation tools using python and pyqt / pyside
Expert working knowledge of current industry animation, rigging, and simulations practices, techniques and technologies
Expert in character deformation practices
Expert working knowledge of Maya
Strong understanding of the CG production process, from asset creation to final compositing
Strong problem-solving skills
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in developing tools and implementing process improvements in a CG production environment
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Strong desire to function in a technical support role

PLUSES

Working knowledge of Renderman
TCL, MEL, and Python programming experience
General TD experience
Some knowledge of Nuke and Houdini (for downstream awareness)

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter

To Apply

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160000U
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FX Artist

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D FX artist to work on our StarCraft and Heroes of the Storm universes. The ideal 3D FX artist candidate is able to conceptualize and create natural, sci-fi and fantastical effects, all for real-time use. From crazy arcane fireballs to insane plasma beams, this person must be driven to create compelling effects and achieve the awesome quality and flavor Blizzard Entertainment games are known for.

REQUIREMENTS

Experience developing particle systems and geometry based visual effects
Strong Photoshop skills for creating effect textures for use with particle systems / animated geometry
Self-driven, passionate, creative problem solver, and a great team first attitude
A passion for video games
Understanding of Blizzard Entertainment’s visual style, and the desire to push it to the next level

PLUSES

Modeling and texturing experience for props, and / or characters is a big plus
Strong working knowledge of 3ds Max, or equivalent 3D programs
Animation experience
Previously shipped a AAA PC, or console title
Experience with the creation of next-gen shaders, and materials
Experience with MaxScript, or Mel

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Demo Reel demonstrating excellent 3D animation skills
Cover Letter

**Only submittals with all three will be considered.

To Apply

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=15000S4
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Senior Technical Artist – Animation

Description

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an exceptionally skilled technical animator to join us in creating Heroes of the Storm.
Your charge will be to forge rigs for our roster of Blizzard Heroes. You will help animators turn fresh character models into living, breathing warriors in game. You will be the guardian of quality by being the caretaker of these characters until they are finished and released.
Our ideal candidate has extensive experience rigging on one or more successful AAA console and / or PC games. We are looking for someone with extensive experience with 3D animation tools, great collaboration skills, and a passion for Blizzard games.
You’ll be part of a team just as excited about making great games as you are, and together we’ll bring the next epic hero into the Nexus.

REQUIREMENTS

Comprehensive knowledge of rigging in 3D content creation software, such as 3ds Max or Maya.
Strong technical background and a positive attitude.
Highly self-motivated and collaborative, able to help drive a character from start to finish.
Able to communicate effectively with animators and character artists.
Detail-oriented problem solving ability.
Expert-level knowledge of MaxScript, Python, or C++.
Keen eye for good model topology.
Experience with technical simulation, such as physics or cloth.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in game character rigging.
Passion for playing and making computer games, especially game styles relevant to Heroes of the Storm.

PLUSES

Modeling and animation skills in 3D content creation software
Knowledge, understanding, and familiarity with Blizzard Universes and Lore

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter
Portfolio and/or Reel demonstrating rigging ability
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog, or online album)
An art or tech test may be required

To Apply

Please be sure to click through and apply directly via our website

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=1500164
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