Senior Animator (SA1) job Palo Alto California
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Senior Animator (SA1) Job



Employer Name: Machine Zone, Inc. SpiderID: 9032179
Location: Palo Alto, California Date Posted: 10/14/2019
Wage: Category: Entertainment
Job Code: SA1
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
Machine Zone, Inc. has the following position available in Palo Alto, CA:

Senior Animator (SA1): Draft preliminary concepts (including characters, objects, vehicles, and environmental pieces) in a variety of settings fantasy, sci-fi, historical, etc. using digital and traditional art tools. Determine the proper digital toolset (software tools) to use based on the intended purpose of the artwork to be produced in order to create the conceptual frameworks, which will instruct the 2D or 3D artists and animators down the production pipeline as to the intended form of the end product. Draft preliminary concepts based on agreed upon instructions and motifs. Creating the motions, gestures, and expressions of three dimensional computer graphics characters and objects. Creating unique motion for each character. Creating three dimensional computer models by manipulating and designating heights, widths, and depths. Working with computer engineer to modify models with game engine limitation using proper software and hardware tools such as: Maya, 3D MAX, Wacom Intuous and Wacom Cintiq. Responsible for editing and generating UVís and AO maps. Hand-painting varied material / texture creation for characters, creatures, objects in a low poly mesh. Collaborating with Rendering Engineers to provide feedback on and improve the material technology, tools, and workflows. Responsible for building up a reusable rigging systems for entire game characters. Applying good understanding of 3D EK/IK skeletal animation systems for both control and deformation. Using a good eye for anatomical details and a firm understanding of the processes and requirements of both modeling and animation.

No travel required. No telecommuting permitted.


Job Requirements:
Position requires a Bachelorís degree or foreign degree equivalent in Animation, or closely related field, plus Three (3) years in job offered, as an Animator, or related occupation.


Experience with or knowledge of the following (can be gained concurrently with required experience and/or through education):

1. Advanced knowledge of body mechanics;
2. Expert skills in Autodesk Maya (Software);
3. Experience with Rigging Characters, Props and Environments;
4. Experience with Isometric Game Development; and
5. Experience with hand keying body and facial animation.

Please submit resume by mail to: Machine Zone, Inc. Attn: Jackie Gomez, 1100 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Must reference job title and job code: SA1.


Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 3
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:


Contact Information:
Contact Name: Jackie Gomez Company Type:
Company: Machine Zone, Inc.
City: Palo Alto
State: California
Zip:

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