Animator

Guildford, UK, Permanent

Ref: ART1804005

Supermassive Games are looking for a highly talented and experienced Animator to play a key role in the studio.

You will be responsible for a creating and editing key-frame animation and editing mocap data for in-game characters and sequences, to provide high-quality content for one of our games currently in production.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience as an animator, working on at least one AAA game.
  • Creating believable key-framed performances for both humans and creatures
  • Able to clean up and enhance motion captured performances
  • Detailed knowledge of the workflows and methods involved in animating game characters, vehicles and objects.
  • A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates the ability to create high-quality animations.

Key Skills and Responsibilities:

  • The ability to follow an artistic vision and interpret feedback and direction accurately
  • An ability to interpret storyboards and take them through to final animation
  • A solid understanding of traditional animation principles (timing, weight, etc.)
  • Experience working with and editing mocap data.
  • Ability to create and iterate key-frame animation.
  • Strong staging and block-out skills, with a good eye for character posing.
  • Collaborating with other disciplines such as environment, character, lighting and VFX artists, graphics programmers and level designers to create a AAA game experience.

Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Maya
  • Motion Builder
  • Knowledge of the principles of key-frame and motion capture technology
  • Experience of character rigs and facial animation solutions
  • Experience working on a first-person game would be an advantage
  • Experience working on a VR game would also be an advantage

The candidate should have:

  • A drive to constantly push animation quality and try out new ideas.
  • A highly positive and proactive work ethic.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills.

You also need to be:

  • Flexible and open-minded
  • Determined and self-motivated
  • Prepared to rise to a challenge
  • Obsessed with quality
  • Team-focussed
  • Creative and innovative

Apply now - email your CV to jobs@supermassivegames.com

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