Character Animator

Character Animator
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Meta Reality Lab’s mission is to build tools that help people feel connected, anytime, anywhere. Lifelike, interactive characters are an important part of this mission. As a Character Animator on the team, you’ll be working with a talented group of industry professionals leading the way in this emergent and creative space. If you’re excited about forging into new territory and pushing the boundaries of real-time character animation across a variety of media and genres, this may be the place for you.
Character Animator Responsibilities
  • Create and push the craft of real-time and pre-rendered character animation
  • Create emotion and expressivity through facial animations
  • Work with the Art Director, Animation Leadership and the immediate creative team to collaborate, pre-visualize, and create great animation for both VR and 2D media
  • Work with the Engineers, Tech Artists and Character Artists to push animation systems (facial, cinematic, move-tree, procedural) to the next level within the required technical constraints
  • Work with multiple vendors, collaborating and giving feedback on technical and artistic solutions for Avatars
  • Proactively identify areas in the production pipelines and execution to improve and actively participate in cross-functional settings to create solutions
  • Collaborate with the Animation team to create memorable, emotive characters
  • Find solutions to technical challenges and improve animation methodology within pipelines
Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience creating industry leading, key-frame animation for games or real-time applications
  • Strong proficiency in Unity
  • Real time animation experience
  • Experience creating gameplay locomotion animations and behavior trees
  • Strong proficiency in Maya
  • Strong communication skills, ability to receive and offer feedback
Preferred Qualifications
  • Technical experience with (Cloth, Hair, Simulations)
  • Proficiency in Motion Capture Animation in Motionbuilder
  • Experience working in VR/AR environments
  • Proficiency in UE
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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