Nickelodeon Animation

  • CG Generalist (aka VR ninja!)

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Who we are
    The Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab is a team within Nickelodeon that focuses on real-time rendered content and production pipelines. We work on projects that include 360 cartoons, Location Based VR, and original content authored in game engines. We are a small team that works quickly and iteratively on our projects.


    What we need
    We are looking for someone who can help with the creative on a variety of our projects. We are seeking a 3D generalist that can help create environments and characters that are optimized for game engines (Unity and Unreal). We are looking for someone who has a passion for creating interactive real-time content and has experience with a real-time pipeline (motion capture, facial performance, game engine)


    Job Responsibilities

    •  CG modeling and animating
    • Day-to-day, the CG Wizard will be making, creating, and playing with animation and games technology, with an eye on transforming television animation into an immersive, game-like, and VR experience.
    • Experimenting with / thinking about VR and mixed reality.
    • Telling stories using game engine technology.
    • Exploring cartoon pipelines with real-time animation components (Motion Capture, Facial Tracking)
    • Working with your team to evangelize new, alternative, and experimental pipelines to Development and studio executives, as well as to show creators.
    • Problem solving / technical artistry.

    Basic Qualifications


    • Displays exceptional talent in 3D modeling, rigging, animation, and VFX
    •  Past experience with motion capture cleanup is a plus, but is not required
    •  Passion for interactive experiences
    •  Substantial examples of current and past work demonstrating a strong understanding of character modeling, rigging and animation.
    •  Self-driven, proactive, and a team-player attitude
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to embrace direction with a positive attitude
    • Experience working in Unreal and Unity


    • OptiTrack Motive Experience
    •  Any additional skills, such as audio editing, motion capture cleaning and editing, and programming, we consider a definite plus
    • Game Design sensibilities


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