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Senior Technical Animator

  • Location: London
  • Salary/rate: Dependent on experience
  • Date posted: 03/02/20
  • Job reference: 7679
  • Fixed Term

We are working with an award-winning AAA London Game Studio for a talented Senior Technical Animator to join their family!

This role will suit someone who is ready for the challenge of producing a AAA title.

In this role you will report to the Lead Technical Animator, keeping them informed of daily/weekly progress and you will maintain, improve and create in-house animation and rigging pipelines and toolsets. As a Senior member of the team, you will coach non-senior members in new tools, knowledge and alternative effective ways of working to further improve group skillsets and knowledge base.

Your Skills:

  • Unreal 4 experience
  • Knowledge of Motion Builder and 3ds Max
  • Experience writing tools in Python for a variety of programs
  • Meticulous working methods and well organised
  • Skill with cloth, physics and ragdoll setups
  • Any Knowledge of the following is a bonus: Motion Builder: (ORSDK), 3ds Max SDK: (Maxscript, C++), Maya: (Mel, PyMel)

About You

  • The ability to consistently rig/skin complex models and animation setups to a high level with as few iterations as possible
  • An excellent working knowledge of Motion Builder and 3ds Max (2015 and above)
  • An excellent working knowledge of Python
  • An excellent working knowledge of Maxscript and dotNet libraries to create toolsets to support rigging solutions
  • Able to work well on their own as well as a part of the larger team
  • Self-motivated to learn new techniques and methods
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Capable of writing detailed documentation
  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Strong animation background.

Not only would you be joining exceptionally able, supportive and passionate people, the work environment is heavily people centric and this studio truly understands that it’s just as important to look after your team as well as producing outstanding games. Their benefits package is extensive and covers everything from the practical (family healthcare, dental, bonus) to the fun (daily yoga, film premiers, game nights) plus much more. They also understand that if you need to relocate this can be a stressful time and they have a dedicated team who take care of EVERYTHING from start to finish, no matter where you are in the world!

To learn more about this role and apply, please email your CV to Louise Wardale:
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