Animator

Automaton is looking for an Animator to join their team. The applicant's primary skills should lie in character animation as you will be expected to use those skills to animate a vast array of characters, from bipeds to quadrupeds.

Responsibilities

  • Create, iterate and polish AAA-level, game-ready character animations in Autodesk Maya.
  • Import and test character animations and rigs in the game engine itself.
  • Give and receive constructive and creative feedback across the team.
  • Work with the development team to resolve technical issues with animations.
  • Participate in game playthroughs reporting issues and providing feedback.
  • Recognise areas of opportunity and help others create AAA-standard work.

Requirements

  • Proficient in keyframe animation, creating strong and dynamic key poses.
  • Strong knowledge of motion capture and its use in conjunction with keyframe animation.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work appropriately, demonstrating your efficiency without compromising on quality.
  • A technical understanding of animation tools and pipelines.

Highly Beneficial

  • Game industry experience preferred but not necessary. Skills and experience of delivery throughout all areas of the development cycle is a huge plus.
  • Experience in technical aspects of animation such as scripting.
  • An understanding of rigging or skinning methods.
  • Experience in animation state machines.
  • Experience using a variety of game engines, such as CryEngine and Unity.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary (based on experience).
  • Benefits package including private health insurance, group pension plan, life assurance and travel insurance.
  • 30 days paid holiday.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Fully stocked fridges and weekly lunches.
  • Gym Membership.

Please note: Applications submitted without portfolio will not be considered.

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Apply by emailing: [email protected]

Job details

Project: Company-wide

Salary: DOE

Location: Cambridge, UK

Area: Art and Design

Contract: Full-time

Posted on: 1 Aug 2018

Closing date: 1 Nov 2018