iClone Facial Animator (contract)

New York, New York (Remote) /
Product – Experiences Production (VR) /
/ Remote
At Praxis Labs, we’re on a mission to make workplaces — and ultimately society — more equitable and inclusive.

Praxis Labs is an end-to-end immersive learning platform for soft skills that combines the best of research-driven curriculum and learning science, engaging VR/MR learning experiences, and actionable insights to drive individual and organizational change.

Praxis Labs was founded by women of color. As a diverse team, we bring our lived experiences and unique perspectives to bear as we seek to build the most efficacious and impactful learning experiences. We partner with the world’s leading enterprise brands to inspire more inclusive and innovative organizations that retain talent and support belonging. Our comprehensive approach and insights translate learning into action, driving tangible improvements on workplace culture and policy.

We're looking for a contractor to join and augment our facial animation team.

Role and Responsibilities

    • Produce believable facial animation performances from motion capture data and voice recordings with iClone
    • Implement iClone facial animation output with Unity Timeline and state machines 
    • Ability to shift focus between a range of tasks within the 3D animation pipeline 
    • Incorporate feedback from senior creatives, refine designs through final approvals 
    • Partner with Product, Design, and Engineering  to problem solve challenges within the 3D realm
    • Communicate with developers to ensure facial animation is high quality and implemented correctly
    • Integrate and maintain animations libraries, pipelines, and processes
    • Support other animation pipelines as needed

Necessary Qualifications

    • Expert with iClone facial animation
    • Knowledge of anatomy, body mechanics and character acting.
    • Portfolio of relevant experience 
    • Experience using JIRA for project management
    • Expert communicator in a collaborative, remote team environment

Nice to Have Qualifications

    • Comfortable working in Unity 
    • Proficiency implementing facial animation in Unity
    • Thorough knowledge of Unity’s Timeline 
COVID-19 Information

Due to COVID-19, we have moved to a temporary remote working environment - we recognize the challenges of working from home and welcome open dialogue on what the best hours and working environment looks like for each individual. We also provide a generous stipend for home office setup while we’re still fully remote.