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Technical Animator – REMOTE OR Midlands, UK – Animation Studio

Location: Leamington Spa, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23117 Posted: 7 months ago

Project: Video Games
Note: A VISA cannot be sponsored for this position
Applicants that wish to apply remotely must be in UK/EU time zones.


Our client is a growing Animation Studio providing outstanding animation services to the games and interactive entertainment industries. They have fast made a name for themselves and have contributed to many video games including work on major IP’s.

As a Technical Animator you will support the studios animators on a day-to-day basis. You will be expected to troubleshoot and solve issues independently as well as working closely with their team.


  • Experience as a Technical Animator or similar: Technical Artist, Character TD, Rigging TD…
  • Understanding of game development workflows, within rigging and animation
  • Expertise in Autodesk Maya and experience using its rigging / skinning tools
  • Great foundation and understanding of rigging at an experienced or advanced level
  • Background working with and/or creating animation tools and scripts (Python, MEL, Pymel)
  • Ability to create rigs for characters and props for various styles (realistic, cartoony) using knowledge of anatomy for humanoid and animals
  • Familiarity rigging faces using joints, blendshapes, FACS etc.
  • Working knowledge of creating assets for game engines including Unreal and Unity.


  • Work in engine to provide animation solutions, for example: runtime IK, dynamic joints, custom retargeting etc.
  • Create both Engine and Maya based tools to solve/speed up productions.
  • Producing bespoke game ready rigs, skinning, PSD, Blendshapes etc Familiarity with Advanced Skeleton a bonus.
  • Ability to evaluate rigs/skeletons from existing productions and ingest into their workflow.


  • Zero Crunch.
  • Wide Variety of Projects.
  • Competitive salary.
  • 20 days paid holiday + 1 per year up to 24 and bank holidays on top!
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Small team environment.
  • Relocation bonus if required.

Interested in finding out more about the studio, project and benefits of working at this studio? Apply now or call me directly today on +44 (0) 1206 214425!

Tagged as: Technical Animation

Tags: Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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