Technical Artist

Location Menlo Park, CA
Starts Within a Couple Weeks
Duration 12 Months
Status Freelance
Rate Up to $62/hr
Our social media giant client seeks a Technical Artist to join their team in this 12 month freelance role!

This role will require you to be onsite in Sausalito, and you must also be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including the booster.

The Technical Artist will be responsible for the following:
- Helping to drive and innovate a complete content integration and optimization pipeline, with prime focus on characters, rigs and materials, as well as support focus on environments, lighting and VFX.
- Working iteratively with our team to balance performance with aesthetic needs, both in engine (e.g. Unity and Unreal) and offline rendering (e.g. Cycles/Blender)
- Integrate high-end 3D assets with the goal of maintaining a high level of visual quality, while hitting real-time performance budgets for a variety of research prototype experiences.
- Optimize and sometimes re-make offline character rigging systems (skinning and blendshapes) to meet performance benchmarks.
- Integrate hair grooms and clothing assets to work with runtime simulation solvers.
- Given materials authored for film quality, you will convert and optimize these materials to render and be performant in runtime environments.
- Implement lighting and environmental effects to help ground our characters in different virtual spaces

The ideal Technical Artist should possess the following:
- A portfolio of work earned during 5-7+ years of professional offline and realtime experience.
- Realtime body rigging & deformation knowledge - with face rigging as a plus.
- Knowledge of how to optimize film-level rigging systems for runtime experiences.
- Given hero DCC assets, create cloth and hair that work with realtime simulation solvers.
- Some mix of Maya, Blender, Substance Painter/Designer (or equivalent)
- Windows OS, baseline comfort with Linux OS

Creative Circle is focused on protecting the health and safety of our candidates, clients, and communities. Details of our job descriptions are always subject to change, e.g., on-site vs off-site. We follow the guidance of the CDC, WHO, CPHA, and government officials. If you have questions about a specific job posting, please contact us. Be well and stay well. - Creative Circle.


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About Creative Circle
Creative Circle is a recruiting agency, and we proudly match professionals with companies looking for talented team members. The above listing is for a role with one of our clients. Our connections at top companies get your resume in front of the right people and access to amazing positions that aren't posted anywhere else. If you’re a good fit for this role (or another we're currently working on), a local recruiter will reach out to schedule a screening interview. We present only the top candidates to our clients.

For Creative Circle to represent you for this opportunity, you must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship for a non-immigrant visa.