3D Character Animator
World of Warcraft Irvine
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled 3D character animator to work on the award winning World of Warcraft. The ideal candidate has experience animating both human and non-humanoid characters. A solid grasp of the principles of body movement, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through, squash and stretch, forward and inverse kinematics, and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation is essential. The animator must be well-versed in related tools -- 3DS Max & Maya. The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about making great games.

Responsibilities

  • Create animation for characters, creatures, bosses and other assets
  • Create animations that fit within the World of Warcraft style
  • Enthusiasm for working closely with other Animators.
  •  Communicate with Production, Art Management, and other departments
Requirements
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in game development animating characters using 3DS Max and/or Maya (or equivalent 3D program)
  • Exceptional skills in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms
  • Self-driven, good communicator, and a great team-player
  • A passion for film, animation and video games
Pluses
  • A passion for developing and playing online games
  • Understanding of the visual style of World of Warcraft and a passion to push it to the next level 
  • Art Skills: 2D animation, illustration, modeling, & texturing
  • Technical skills: rigging, scripting, FX and particle animation
Required Application Materials
  • Resume Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing
  • A demo reel
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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