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3D Animator – Germany – Permanent – AAA Open World Game

Location: Offenburg, Germany Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 2 years ago

Black Forest Games

Projects:                AAA Open World Game


This cross-platform Developer in Germany has been making successful games since 2012 and are a talented team of over 60 developers. Due to project demands they are currently looking for an experienced Animator to work on an AAA open world title for a big publisher.

Reporting directly to the Lead Animator you will work on all animations from characters, creatures, animals using motion capture and keyframe, including facial animations for dialogues through to unique cutscenes.


  • 3D Animation Demo Reel
  • Shipped at least 2 titles as a 3D Animator.
  • Able to produce realistic as well as stylised human and non-human movement.
  • Understanding of animation requirements for an action game (sharpness, telegraph timings, combat actions timings, etc.)
  • Self-motivated, technical problem solver
  • Excellent communication skills & proven ability to work within a team.


  • Create 3D animations for characters and creatures for in-game and cutscenes (keyframed).
  • Setting animation graphs using Unreal 4 tools.
  • Character rigging and skinning.
  • Cleaning up and editing motion capture data.
  • Working together with their game designers, concept artists and character modelers on the aesthetic of the movement and gameplay specific animation timing.


  • Experience with Unreal 4 engine (animation graph, blueprint system, matinee, sequencer)
  • Proficient with 3DS Max, Motion builder
  • Experience with FaceFX, blend trees and state machines.


  • Flexible working hours
  • 28 days of holiday
  • Competitive salary
  • Stability of a successful publisher paired with creative freedom of an independent studio

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


Salary and benefits will be discussed at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.

Tagged as: 3D Animation, Maya

Tags: 3D Animation , Maya Categories: Animation , Creative


Jon Norfolk

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