Nickelodeon Animation

  • LEAD CHARACTER TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (UNTITLED STAR TREK SERIES)

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Type
    Full-Time Staff
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    SUMMARY:

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Work with each Lead Artist to create rigs for characters, and complex props.
    • Character Set-up/Rigging/Weighting/Skinning.
    • Implementation of new tools and techniques using Mel scripting.
    • Create and enforce hierarchy and pipeline solutions.
    • Work with the Lead Character Modeler and Lead Environment Artist to make the episode doable within the CG
    • Department’s parameters.
    • Complete tasks within the time allotted.
    • Create “Build” notes for the designs that satisfy the pipeline, the episode’s needs, and the artist’s needs.
    • In depth knowledge of IK and FK systems is required.
    • Great aesthetic eye for skin weights is a must.
    • Lead team of character technical directors by enforcing aesthetics, technical quality, and time lines for each assignment.
    • Review animatics/designs and give suggestions and/or solutions to the Supervising Producer to make the episode fit within the given parameters.

    Additional Qualifications

    • The CG Lead Character Technical Director should have 3-5 years of industry experience in film, broadcast, and/or games (Not Mandatory).

    Basic Qualifications

    • The ideal candidate should be a true character set up artist, able to jump from problems to solutions in short order.
    • A great "can do" attitude and open-mindedness to non-traditional solutions is essential.
    • We are looking for individuals who have extensive knowledge, experience and skill sets implementing the following into a Maya production pipeline.

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