Characters Technical Artist F/M/NB

Jan 30, 2024
Annecy, France
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

As a Character Technical Artist at Ubisoft Annecy, you’ll help build a game user interface that’s visually impactful while maintaining its cutting-edge performance.

To achieve this, you bridge the worlds of the artist, riggers and the programmer, acting as an interpreter and problem-solver. Thanks to you, creation and tech collaborate cohesively and efficiently, on budget and deadline, using the most appropriate tools and pipelines.

While keeping device and user limitations in mind, you ensure all characters can be rendered without compromising the artistic vision, on the one hand, or busting your memory budget on the other, setting benchmarks for character creation along the way.

You’re the development team’s hybrid specialist, speaking both from the heart and the mind, with your eye on AAA quality.

What you’ll do

  • Establish efficient and clear pipelines + create character tools libraries;
  • Work closely with Character Artists and Rigging Artists to reflect their intentions by prototyping features;
  • Benchmark character creation through research and testing;
  • Integrate, debug, and optimize character assets in the engine;
  • Communicate and collaborate with interdependent teams to find the perfect balance between aesthetic quality and technical functionality;
  • Monitor character creation best practices, tools, and trends to evolve our methods and bring about player-centric improvements;
  • Investigate, develop, and implement new techniques to drive the team’s characters to the forefront of the video game industry and set new standards.
  • You have proven Technical Art experience in the video game industry, especially working closely with character teams
  • You’re comfortable scripting in Python
  • Character libraries and their limitations have no secrets for you!
  • You have a desire to share your knowledge and expertise to push the boundaries of technology & help others improve their skills
  • You’re always keeping performance in mind and making sure assets are optimized
  • You’re familiar with 3D software’s, ideally 3DS Max and have experienced multiple game engines making you able to adapt easily to inhouse technologies

Ubisoft’s 19,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come.

Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

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