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Technical Animator – AAA Games – Oslo, Norway

Location: Oslo, Norway Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 9 months ago

Funcom

Our client based in Oslo, Norway are looking for an experienced, Technical Animator to join its growing development team.

As a Technical Animator you will be working closely with the animation team, designers and programmers to define, design and implement animation systems, animations and character state systems in Unreal 4.  You will support the animation pipeline, as well as rigging and skinning characters.

This role will be to work on a new open-world multiplayer game that is in early concepting stage at present.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implementation of animations systems, character state systems and how they talk with each other.
  • Closely work with designers finding ways to define/design combat systems and how animations interact with them.
  • Work directly with the programming team to achieve a better character state system that will support animations and combat requirements.
  • Analyse, improve and design for the animation/model pipelines.
  • Work with character artists and animators helping with the skinning and rigging of characters.
  • Analyse, troubleshoot and solve animation related technical challenges.
  • Give input and guidance to animators, designers and programmers to achieve an excellent animation system that can support our game.
  • Additional duties include assisting with content creation for game development and assisting with quality control of all products.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Solid experience of Animation; preferable within the video game development industry.
  • Recent experience as a technical animator, gameplay animator, or animation programmer.
  • Proven expertise with 3DS Max, Maya, or equivalent animation software.
  • Experience with animation state machines and blend systems.
  • Scripting knowledge.
  • Competent using C++ and Python.
  • Some knowledge of motion capture animation.

Tagged as: Technical Animation

Tags: Technical Animation Categories: Animation , Creative

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