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Character Technical Artist

Manticore Games® is the developer and operator of the Core™ Metaverse, a premier metaverse platform featuring live events, interactive entertainment, and more than 50,000 games and worlds to play and explore. Manticore Games has received backing from Benchmark Capital, XN, Epic Games, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Correlation Ventures, BITKRAFT Esports Ventures & BITKRAFT Opportunity Fund, LVP, M Ventures, Tuesday Capital, SV Angel, Arrive (a Roc Nation company), Sapphire Sport.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Character Technical Artist to help bring the Core metaverse to life.  You will help build exciting stylized avatars and characters for a vast range of games and experiences spanning many themes and genres.

 

Responsibilities

  • Creating and maintaining animation rigs, tools, and workflows. 
  • Designing and setting up real-time character dynamics (cloth, hair, chains, etc).
  • Developing facial rigs using joints and pose assets.
  • Working with the animation team to create artist-friendly rigs that satisfy animation and gameplay needs.
  • Working with art teams to develop models that meet technical requirements.
  • Assisting the animation team in troubleshooting setup and animation problems as they arise.
  • Integrating artwork from internal and external sources to game systems including Blueprint Asset content, Data Assets, and Character Parts, for use in the game.

 

Requirements

  • Strong Maya rigging/setup skills.
  • Understanding of human and animal anatomy.
  • Python and MEL scripting proficiency.
  • A minimum of 3 years of production experience in game development.
  • Previous experience with UE4 or other AAA game engines.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines such as art, design and engineering.
  • High level of comfort and familiarity with version control and asset management solutions (Perforce, git, etc).

 

Pluses

  • Mobile development experience.
  • Experience building Animation State Machines.
  • Material graph and Shader writing experience.
  • Worked on a live service shipping characters on a cadence.
  • Experience optimizing assets for mobile.
  • Fluency in NFTs, Crypto, Metaverse.

Manticore Games provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.