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Lead Technical Animator – North, UK – Permanent – Video Games

Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #23964 Posted: 6 months ago

Project: Console & PC Games

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Our client builds ground-breaking games and content for some of the world’s biggest publishers. Our client is seeking a Lead Technical Artist to join their growing team in Sheffield.

 

The successful candidate will be able to influence, define and oversee the character pipeline of industry changing AAA titles. The ideal candidate will have a background demonstrating an incredible passion for developing instinctive character rigs, inventive animation tools and robust character pipelines.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

· A demo reel that indicates your experience and background in games.

· Experience developing character pipelines for console or PC games having published at least one title.

· Previous titles finished in a senior technical animation role.

· Solid understanding of Maya.

· Scripting, tools, and pipeline development using Python, Pymel, Pyside and Maya API.

· Knowledge of character creation process from initial concept to final rigging.

· Able to demonstrate a solid understanding of animation fundamentals, human anatomy and kinesiology.

· A keen fascination with industry wide advancement in technology.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Develop, manage, and maintain a class leading character pipeline and toolset.

· Work closely with multiple departments to help deliver engaging gameplay and cinematics.

· Lead responsibilities such as mentoring, scheduling and R&D into new approaches.

· Provide comprehensive input during the character creation process, from initial concept to final rigging, identifying character performance and functionality requirements.

· Demonstrate an understanding of the pipelines and procedures within the studio.

 

DESIRED SKILLS:

· Experience of in engine character systems in both Unreal and Unity.

· Experience of FACS and motion capture pipelines is highly desirable.

· Shotgun API experience.

· Understanding and experience with Max.

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

· Generous Holidays

· Flexi-Time

· Regular Social Activities

· Studio Game Jams

 

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

Tagged as: Technical Animation

Tags: Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative

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Jon Norfolk

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