Character Animator

Posted 13 days ago

  • Effingham, Guildford, Surrey, South East England
  • Permanent
  • £30,000.00 to £40,000.00 / Per Annum
  • External
  • Expires In 15 days
Character Animator
£30,000 - £40,000k (DOE)
Character Animator - Due to rapid expansion my client is looking for a Character Animator to join their studio. Based in the gaming hub of the UK our client employs circa 20 personnel who work out an impressively creative studio.
Our client is focused on the goal of making games without the corporate bureaucracy - focus-on-the-game mentality is our clients ethos, which has enabled the business to grow their development of multiplatform games including the new generation consoles. Due to the year-on-year growth our client is actively looking for a Character Animator to join their successful, collaborative team, contributing towards the success of their impressive games.
The Character Animator will work closely with the development team to deliver the best possible game experience, breathing life into the games characters, you will be both working with motion capture data and keyframe animating, while further developing the animation pipeline alongside the programming team. You will also be pushing what will provide the best player experience and best visuals via animation.
As the preferred applicant you will:
* Liaise with the lead artist, senior producer and lead designer and code team to understand the animation work required
* Independently play and review the game to find and improve on animations
* Prepare for and take part in direction of motion capture sessions
* Rig and skin characters using our pipeline
* Keyframe animations where required
* Re-target animations on to Unity compatible rig
* Develop and improve the animation pipeline
* Work on in-game, UI and cut-scene animations
* Build your role as the company grows with a view to future projects
* Play and feedback on the full game with the rest of the team
The successful applicant shall receive a competitive salary and benefits package that includes paid holiday and pension.
Team Outings
Career Development
Opportunity to sample BETA version of some of the newest games