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Industrial Light & Magic Recruiting Technical Animator

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Technical Animator

Category: Animator
Company: Industrial Light & Magic
Location: San Francisco (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Technical Animators work within our animation department. They are responsible for animating complex and technically challenging shots in Maya using a diverse skill set (modeling, rigging, FX, etc). Responsible for designing and creating the motion of computer graphics characters within a shot while overseeing the animation of a sequence of shots on a specific production.

Expected to solve complex animation tasks with rigging and modeling solutions.
Comprehend and execute direction from Lead Animator or Animation Supervisor.
Work closely with modeling and rigging departments to integrate clean and organized animation solutions back into the pipeline.
Participates as a team member in determining various aesthetic solutions; provides feedback to other members of the production by attending dailies on a regular basis.
Expected to train and mentor new Animators as well as provide technical assistance to the show supervisors before and during the production. Help other Animators with technical issues and solve problems.
Maintain or exceed a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work.
Animate hero to background creatures, vehicles and props in Maya as well as some previs dynamics and particles.
Able to handle huge shots with many assets/creatures.

Requirements

At least 4 years of work experience as a Maya Technical Animator or Generalist in digital animation, visual effects, games or commercials.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Visualization, or Computer Animation is a plus.
Proficient with keyframe and mocap animation for creatures, vehicles, and props.
Proper understanding of all the animation principles.
Sufficient knowledge of Maya rigging and modeling techniques.
Sufficient knowledge of Maya dynamics and particle techniques.
Able to design and implement functional solutions.
Excellent organizational skills.
Good communication skills.
Positive attitude and a team player.
Passion for the work.
Expertise with Maya.
Proficiency with Linux.
Experience with Python scripting for Maya is a plus.

Apply here:- https://www.lucasfilm.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=5087
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