Technical Artist - Animation Rigger - WithMe
WithMe | Redwood City, CA | Full Time and Contract
Technical Artist - Animation Rigger
Redwood City, CA
IMVU is looking for a strong technical artist with model rigging experience. The ideal candidate is a strong generalist who likes solving novel issues in a dynamic platform building environment. Our team is focused on creating next-generation avatars for a new platform.
At least 2 years model rigging experience on character models
Character modeling ability
Ability to animate characters at a professional level
Understanding of game engine imports (Unity or Unreal Engine or equivalent)
Strong communication (visual, written, oral) skills
Portfolio showing recent and relevant artwork
Maya scripting ability
- Make necessary changes to the avatar system that supports end users
- Collaborate with other artists and product teams within the company
- Successfully create a game avatar and character
- Set up an IK system
Deep understanding of IK rigging
Blend tree and State Machine construction
Successfully built artist-friendly scripts tools and/or pipelines for animation and 3D models/materials/textures.
Knowledge of physics systems
Experience with muscle, hair and cloth systems
Understanding of face modeling and rigging for expressions
Exposure to AR/VR environments and applications.
IMVU is a global 3D avatar-based social community of users who come together to play, interact, and make friends. Far beyond traditional social media, IMVU users customize an avatar representing themselves to express and interact with other avatars creating a greater sense of social presence – the feeling of being with someone else as if you’re physically there.
Today, over 6 million IMVU users every month enjoy the freedom to live the life they create through highly-stylized avatars, interacting with friends in immersive chat rooms, shopping for new looks, and sharing their experiences. IMVU is an expressive and collaborative world which includes over 50,000 creators making real money using design tools to create looks and rooms to sell in the IMVU Store.
To continue our success, we are building an even better way for friends to spend time together, in 3D, first on mobile and later in VR. The new platform will support advanced real-time play and interaction of all kinds, and a marketplace for creators (UGC) of realistic virtual goods, spaces, games and social experiences. It’s the most ambitious technical stack for a 3D virtual world ever conceived for Mobile, enabled by the latest advances in consumer mobile devices. Come help us build the future of Social.
HOW TO APPLY
Please try out our core product before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and have some understanding of our customers.
Please include a cover letter. Make sure to discuss why you are interested in learning more about IMVU. Job applications without cover letters will not be considered.
IMVU is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.