At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
What We Need:
Our Novato studio is looking for an experienced Facial Animator to contribute to the next iteration of the NBA 2K franchise.
What You Will Do:
Responsible for creating and polishing cinematic facial animations.
Work with motion capture data for both narrative and in-game animations.
Utilize facial tracking/solving software to track/retarget to face rigs in Maya.
Address feedback in a timely manner.
Work closely with the lead and senior animators to modify assets meeting game-ready requirements.
Meeting project deadlines and milestones.
Three or more years of experience as an animator for the games industry.
A thorough knowledge of Maya.
Proficiency with realistic facial motion with strong timing/acting skills.
Knack for observing and animating the subtleties of facial expression.
Ability to follow instructions and efficiently manage their workload on their own initiative.
Comfortable with strict deadlines and a fast turnaround time.
Ability to maintain motivation, has excellent work ethics, and works well with others.
Experience with facial motion tracking is preferable (software such as Faceware or Dynamixyz)
Working knowledge of Mel or Python scripting is a plus.