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Sony Bend Studio, world-class creator of Days Gone, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Syphon Filter, is seeking outstanding talent to join our passionate and creative family in crafting our next high-profile AAA console title.
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We are seeking a Technical Artist who will contribute to the artistic vision and development of a AAA product with a specialized focus on creating character FX assets, art tools, techniques, and processes for game development.
Responsible for setting up and implementing cloth, hair and muscle simulations on character, prop and environment assets.
Tasked with providing technical animation support; which includes running simulations, cleaning up deformations and setting up “one-off” rig assets.
Collaborate with Rigging and Animation teams to build efficient and realistic physically-based simulations for cinematics and gameplay.
Develop and maintain tools to assist in the creation of character animation and simulation.
Help to develop, maintain and streamline the Character FX and Animation pipelines.
Expert understanding of Python.
Expert understanding of Maya.
Extensive portfolio with examples of current, hands-on work; including cinematic quality character FX.
Experience with developing tools, scripts and plug-ins to help streamline character FX workflow.
Experience in the film and/or game industry doing character FX production (cloth, hair and/or muscle simulation).
Desirable Skills & Experience:
Knowledge of Maya API.
Experience working with Houdini.
Understanding of C++
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