Technical Mocap Animator

  • location: Redmond, WA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $26 - $36 per hour

job description

Technical Mocap Animator

job summary:
Technical Mocap Animator needed for a Contract Opportunity with Randstad Technologies client in Redmond, WA.

As a Technical Mocap Animator, you will help run our mocap shoots, and ensure all data is quickly solved and delivered to our animation team to support their needs during production. We are looking for individuals that have a high attention to detail, have experience working on a motion capture stage, and understand how to efficiently organize, track, and deliver motion capture data.

Network Requirements

During WFH or if remote, the following is required for this type of position:

  • Internet speed of at least 500 Mbps or 1 Gbps, wired connection preferred, to ensure work is not impacted by connectivity/latency issues
  • Make sure to run and repeat speed tests throughout the day, as it can fluctuate during peak hours
  • Reimbursement offered if an upgrade is an option in your area
Responsibilities

  • Build sets on mocap stage for upcoming motion capture shoots.
  • Help manage the operation and technical maintenance of our motion capture stage.
  • Work with the motion capture team on shoot days to fill various roles such as running the board, note taking, marker setup, camera operation, facial setup, real-time, and hardware troubleshooting.
  • Track and organize large amounts of data, ensure it is properly solved, and ensure a smooth delivery to animators.
  • Setup live retargeting solutions for a variety of character types.
  • Ensure animation quality is not limited by technical processes or constraints.
  • Act as a service for our animation team to support them during production.
  • As a bonus, and where applicable, write scalable tools to automate common processes.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills

3+ years' experience with optical mocap systems such as OptiTrack, Motion Analysis, or Vicon

  • 3+ years' experience with motion capture software such as Motive, Cortex, or Shogun
  • Solid understanding of Maya and MotionBuilder
  • Experience with data capture and delivery.
  • Experience with real-time setup and support.
Pluses

  • Python and PyQT skills demonstrating tools and pipeline development.
  • FaceWare and Ikinema/Peelsolve experience.
  • Shipped AAA title as part of a mocap or technical animation team.
 
location: Redmond, Washington
job type: Contract
salary: $26 - 36 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Build sets on mocap stage for upcoming motion capture shoots.
  • Help manage the operation and technical maintenance of our motion capture stage.
  • Work with the motion capture team on shoot days to fill various roles such as running the board, note taking, marker setup, camera operation, facial setup, real-time, and hardware troubleshooting.
  • Track and organize large amounts of data, ensure it is properly solved, and ensure a smooth delivery to animators.
  • Setup live retargeting solutions for a variety of character types.
  • Ensure animation quality is not limited by technical processes or constraints.
  • Act as a service for our animation team to support them during production.
  • As a bonus, and where applicable, write scalable tools to automate common processes.
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Animation
  • Technical Mocap Animator
  • Mocap

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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