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Senior Animator

  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary/rate: DOE
  • Date posted: 28/03/19
  • Job reference: 7126
  • Permanent
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Are you an experienced AAA Games Animator with a passion for VR?

Amiqus have partnered with Sandbox VR, to help them find an experienced Senior Animator. Amiqus are currently managing this campaign.

 We’re Sandbox VR, and we’re the most advanced virtual reality experience in the world. Inside our rooms, we take you on thrilling adventures and transform you into new characters. Our experience is like the movies, except you’re actually with your friends inside the movie.

Our team is comprised of successful start-up veterans with deep experience in VR, gaming, technology and hospitality. We're funded by leading global tech investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Alibaba.

Since we launched in 2017, we’re now live in 6 locations and 4 countries around the world (4.5 stars on Yelp, and the #1 Activity in Hong Kong and Singapore on TripAdvisor), and we’re quickly expanding.

What will you be doing?

As a Senior Animator at Sandbox VR, your role is to produce high quality animations for our VR experiences. Your animations will improve the feeling of immersion our guests have when they are in VR. You will have the chance to own the entire animation pipeline, from concept to prototyping, keyframing, and finally delivering high quality animations throughout production.

Hands-on Animation -  You are hands-on, working with the Art Director and the Creative Director to understand their vision and execute it with the animations you produce. You are an animator with experience in multiple facets of animation, and you loving working on a mixture of both cinematic and gameplay animations.

Collaboration - You love working closely with others to improve your animations and making sure they are right for the project. You understand how to work with Creative Direction and partner with the other members of your development team to ensure you deliver the best possible player experience. You are always eager to suggest ideas for animations to make the virtual worlds we produce more rich and immersive.

Versatility - You are also someone who enjoys the challenge of working on multiple projects at once. Our projects may also have different animation styles, for example: one project could have a real-world setting, while another could be set in a cartoon universe. Therefore, you are confident in working across different animation styles and can prove your versatility in your skill-set and experience.

Who are we looking for:

Production Focused: You understand the importance of being familiar with game design documents so you can work with producers to scope the animation needs for each project and deliver high quality animations on time.

Experienced: You have shipped a minimum of 2 AAA titles from concept to final, and you have a minimum 5 years of professional experience animating 3D games.

Strong Aesthetically: You possess strong aesthetics of character animation, weight, and movement. You can create character motions through a blend of key-frame animation and motion capture.

Able to take Ownership: You can provide animations during each phase of a project: from prototyping, to production, and then polishing final assets. You always test your animations thoroughly in-game so you can ensure they look good for our guests when they are seeing them in VR.

Technically Proficient: You have strong expertise in Unity, Maya, and Motionbuilder. You possess a keen understanding of animation production pipelines for character animation, motion capture animation, and technical animation. You are experienced in rigging and can rig assets as required, you are comfortable with both animation rigs and physics rigs. You possess a strong understanding the tools you use for animations and are always eager to investigate new tools, plug-ins, and production methods to push animation quality even higher.

How you can really impress us:

  • You have a strong personal interest in VR and knowledge of industry trends and innovations.
  • If you’ve already had the chance to work on VR projects as a hobby, or professionally, even better.
  • You are a passionate VR Gamer.
  • You can show us an eye-popping demo reel of your work.

This is an permanent role, offering a fantastic basic salary (negotiable), along with relocation support.

Please click apply or contact Kim Hunt on 01925 839730 or to find out more.
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