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AI Animator (Temporary) -Treyarch

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AI Animator - Temporary

Our Zombies animation team is looking for a temporary AI Animator to work on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.  Our AI Animation Team works closely with the design, engineering, and art teams to create fun, engaging, and terrifying creatures.  We’re looking for someone who can create awesome animations on bipedal and non-bipedal creatures alike.  If you have a passion for animating monsters of all types, and have an acute sense of timing and weight, then we’re interested in you!

As an AI Animator, you will be authoring in-game animations for Enemy AI and Non-Playable Characters.  We want you to be able to push the boundaries of in-game animation greatness while also working closely with designers and engineers to make fun, responsive, and communicative gameplay within the limitations of real-time game animation.  We also will expect you to be able to identify animation and animation-related gameplay problems and to be able to communicate them to the team and act on them to provide solutions.

We want someone with a passion for developing high quality games and animations.  You should be self-motivated, and open to learning and expanding your knowledge.

What you’ll be doing:    
•Work directly with the department Lead and Senior Animators as well as Designers and Engineers to identify and execute on the animation needs of the game.
•Plan, animate, implement, and iterate on complex animations.
 oIncluding, but not limited to: locomotion, attacks, traversals, transitions, and vignettes.
•Create great animation using hand-key techniques, or motion capture as a starting point.
•Follow group standards and best practices.
•Collaborate effectively with other departments.
•Manage day-to-day development issues; identify problems and drive creative solutions to fix them.
•Be the owner of animation sets and/or scenes.
•Prepare for and attend motion capture shoots as needed.

The skills & experience you’ll need:
•3 - 5 Years Animation experience in the game industry.
•Experience with animating non-bipedal characters.
•Broad knowledge of game animations which spans across all parts of development.
•A positive attitude and ability to work on a multi-discipline team.
•Ability to take direction well.
•A passion for developing high quality games.
•Detail-oriented and organized.
•Excellent communication skills.

Bonus skills & experience:
•Experience with Motion Builder.
•Experience with Motion Capture.

Who We Are
Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped make the studio behind the Call of Duty: Black Ops series an industry-leading developer. Call of Duty®: Black Ops, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, and the studio’s most recent release, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4, have all gone on to break industry records. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of fan favorite, Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision Publishing, Inc.

To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.treyarch.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/treyarch, and @treyarch on Twitter.

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