Senior Technical Animator / Character TD

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
Regular Full-Time


id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is seeking Senior Technical Animator/ Character TD to join our team in our Richardson, TX studio (near Dallas). This position will be responsible for the implementation of AAA quality animation rigs with a focus on Havok cloth and hair implementation. Working in coordination with the Concept, Modeling and Animations teams, applicants will be tasked with creating hair and cloth rigs to be used in both gameplay and cinematics. Candidates should be self-motivating and demonstrate strong technical, design, organizational and scripting skills. 


  • Build and test animation rigs in Maya and in our custom engine 
  • Implementation of Havok for cloth, hair and secondary animation of belts and other attachments 
  • Work with Concept and Modeling to design cloth and hair that supports dynamic movement 
  • Collaborate with Animation to develop cloth and hair rigs that can be simulated or animated 
  • Design a simulation pipeline that is flexible and iterative 
  • Develop and maintain tools to assist in cloth and hair setup 
  • Work with the Engine team to develop improved systems and techniques 
  • Work with producers and various departments to prioritize tasks 


  • Minimum 1 shipped AAA game 
  • Portfolio with in-game examples of cloth and hair 
  • In-depth knowledge of Havok, specifically cloth and hair setup 
  • Extensive experience in Maya 
  • Ability to create realistic deformations with joint based deformers 
  • Strong weight painting skills 
  • Solid understanding of movement in fabric 
  • Ability to adapt workflows to engine requirements/ limitations  
  • Proficiency in management of multiple priorities and tasks within a set deadline 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written 
  • Proficiency in Python scripting language 


*Candidates should include a link to their demo reel in their resume / cv for consideration.

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