Technical Character Artist

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Hunt Valley
Zenimax Online Studios
Job Ref:

Technical Character Artist

Division: ZeniMax Online Studios | Department: Art | Location: Hunt Valley , MD, US

ZeniMax Online Studios is looking for a Technical Character Artist to assist with the production of characters. This technical art position will work with various members of the Figure Art team to address character rigging related issues: from in-game editing and data set up to vertex weighting adjustments. You don’t need a ton of experience, but you will need passion and eagerness to learn. This is a dynamic environment that will challenge you as you become a full-fledged professional game developer.



  • Working closely with the Outsourcing managers and other tech artists, animators and character artists
  • Preparation of the monster/creatures meshes for export into game
  • Evaluate all incoming source art for the following: good deformable topology, edge loop flow, compatibility with the rig; vertex weighting
  • Adjust vertex weighting for monsters and mounts
  • Texture adjustments and export
  • Export adjusted geometry to engine
  • Data set up of exported assets in engine
  • The candidate will have to learn proprietary tools for rigging of the game-ready character meshes and internal tools for export



  • Ability to skin meshes to various rigs
  • Love of characters and animation
  • Strong grasp of anatomy, form, proportion and color
  • Basic to intermediate understanding of character modeling and texturing principles
  • Understanding of good mesh topology for deformation
  • Some working experience in rigging the characters for video games
  • Working knowledge of 3D Studio Max and Maya
  • Familiarity with game engines
  • Interest in working with and supporting Artists and Animators in the production environment
  • Responsive to direction
  • Tenacious problem solver
  • Strong aesthetic sense and ability to communicate creative ideas clearly
  • Strong communication skills in general: written & spoken
  • Self-sufficient and capable of independent learning


Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with modular character customization systems is a plus
  • Experience and understanding of UV layout, Normal map creation, as well as Diffuse, Specular maps for the character is a plus

How to Apply

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