NCSoft is looking for an exceptional Technical Artist to join our R&D team for our exciting new unannounced IP, at our Aliso Viejo, California office.  In addition, our R&D team provides technical solutions for multiple projects within our company, headquartered in South Korea.

Responsibilities

  • Directly support and cycle between the animation and asset creation teams
  • Create tools and scripts to automate animation production processes and rigging
  • Periodically support the asset creation team with test rigging of movement range limitations within anatomical correctness for humans, creatures, and mechanical assets
  • Implement game assets, rigs, and animations into Unreal 4
  • Research production pipeline and tools, experiment, and discover best solutions

Requirements

  • Production experience working as a technical artist in games
  • Technical animation experience within Maya, MotionBuilder, and Unreal 4
  • Experience creating tools with C++, Python, MEL, and other languages
  • Familiarity with rigging and skinning, specifically in Maya
  • Ability to comprehend artists and their needs regarding tools, and to translate those into actionable technical specifications
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability and willingness to participate in company presentations and travel internationally
  • Able to quickly adapt to the ever-changing daily needs that is the nature of an R&D team
  • Portfolio/work examples demonstrating your tech art abilities
  • Always striving for excellence in technical art

Pluses

  • Unreal shader creation experience
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable about new technologies
  • Passionate about video games and making them

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