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Technical Animation Director – Montpellier, France – AAA Games

Location: Montpellier, France Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #25695 Posted: 8 months ago

Project: AAA Games

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Our client is one of the world's largest and most recognisable names in games with over 40 studio locations around the world! They are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences.

As a Technical Animation Director, you will ready the tools utilised for production, train the animation team, and oversee the integration of the resulting animation into the game engine.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Significant experience as a Technical Animator or Director in Technical Animation
  • Sound insight of games and real-time animation systems
  • Experienced in Motion Builder and / or Maya
  • Knowledgeable in Motion Capture
  • Curiosity and analytical mind, awareness of new developments and trends, adaptable and proactive
  • Familiarity with video games and a player-oriented vision
  • A professional level of English

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Participate in technical design and game meetings to determine the technical animation needs of the project.
  • Collaborate with programmers to define implementation of tools and features.
  • Test the selected / developed engine, request improvements, verify all related documentation and correct and / or produce new documents as necessary.
  • Develop or find the best tools (for example: 3DS Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, etc.) and methods to improve and facilitate the work of animators.
  • Test tools before their deployment and ensure that they function correctly throughout the production process.
  • Create, organise, and carry out training sessions so that all members of the animation team are able to correctly use the tools and methods.
  • Produce documents on tools, methods, training sessions, processes, and engine constraints for later use.
  • Coordinate and act as a point of contact between the animation and programming teams.
  • Oversee the design, integration, and validation of in-game animations and cutscenes into the engine animation pipeline.
  • Be the technical point of contact for all technical animation questions.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • VISA sponsorship and relocation assistance provided
  • Career progression avenues
  • World class project IP’s
  • Competitive salary and generous company perks!

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

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