Environment Animator

Santa Monica, CA, USA
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Temporary Environment Animator

Treyarch Studios is looking for a talented Temporary Environment Animator/Generalist to create visually inspiring and creative animations for props and environments for a high-profile AAA title. This position requires a generalist mindset and a wide skill set in rigging, modeling, animation, and dynamics. This individual must be passionate about making great games, be a strong problem-solver, and an effective communicator.


  • Breaking up environmental models into pieces (this includes all associated UV work)
  • Rigging environmental models and prepping them for animation
  • Animating environmental models using hand-keying and dynamics
  • Setting up any necessary note tracks for use by a scripter or FX artist
  • Exporting these models and animations for in-game use
  • Creating all necessary gdt and script entries so the asset behaves appropriately in-game

Skills & Requirements

Required Skills: Maya Game quality Hard surface modeling UV competency Animation competency (including Hand keying and Dynamics) nCloth and nHair competency Rigging competency (including skeleton creation, skinning, constraints, and Ik) Bonus Skills: Familiarity with Pull Down It Familiarity with Motionbuilder Familiarity with Photoshop Familiarity with Perforce (or similar program) Soft Skills: Solid communication skills: someone who can clearly communicate between multiple departments Displays a generalist mentality: someone who enjoys and is competent with many aspects of development Requirements: Minimum 1 year of industry experience Minimum 1 title shipped Demo Reel or website showing previous work Successful completion of “Environment Animator Test”

How to Apply

Please apply here: http://m.rfer.us/ACVHvE1r7

About the Company

Developing games since 1996, Treyarch is home to some of the industry's best and brightest talent.

Prior to entering development for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 3, the studio’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 set world-wide launch day records, with its previous game Call of Duty®: Black Ops having also set an entertainment launch opening record (2010). Black Ops 2 continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time.

Treyarch is also the birthplace of Call of Duty's Zombies.