Senior Technical Animator

King Stockholm , ME 04783

Posted 2 months ago

Your role within our Kingdom

As the Technical Animator you will be responsible for all character and prop related set-ups (including skinning) required for the animation team. You will also contribute providing tools and improving pipelines and workflows that will maximize efficiency. You have experience crafting advanced skeletons and control rigs for characters (bipedal and quadrupedal) and custom rigs/set-ups for props. An in depth knowledge of skinning characters and creating set-ups required for secondary motion is also necessary.

Skills to create thrills

  • You have an excellent understanding of character rigging & deep understanding of animation pipeline development

  • Solid knowledge of Maya

  • Flexible, proactive and collaborative approach to technical problem solving in a multi-discipline team

  • Ability to break down the animation needs for a character, and to plan out movements sets and blends required for the game

  • Ability to plan work and tools so that they meet the technical constraints, optimization and implementation that game animation requires

  • Excellent skinning skills and a strong understanding of human motion and anatomy

  • Advanced scripting skills (preferably Python) * You released one or more titles working as a Technical Animator

  • Great communication and interpersonal skills, plus experience working in a team environment

  • You are passionate about games and you want to push animation in video-games to new levels of believability

  • Ability to deliver content to engine and bug-fix and optimize any animation delivery or rig issues

Bonus points

  • Strong knowledge of Unity

  • Experience working with ragdoll set-ups (ideally within Unity) * Experience building high and low res facial rigs

  • Basic animation skills

  • Experience of SDK plugin development

  • Experience working with procedural, additive, layered animation and animation state trees

  • Experience working with Motion capture

  • You are an expert in agile/scrum development methodology and prototyping * A keen gamer who keeps up to date with industry related developments

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