Animation Technical Director

Global Gaming Pioneer – Leadership Role – Huge Clients

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Animation Technical Director in Shanghai 

Do you have a background in game Animation and also have strong leadership skills? Do you like to stay on top of new technological developments in the games industry and use it to take gaming experiences to the next level? If this sounds like you, this role is calling your name! Keep reading for details of this opportunity... 

As an Animation Technical Director at this Shanghai-based studio, you will be determining, preparing and adapting animation tools to be used in production, training animators on these tools and supervising the integration of animation assets into the game engine, as well as much more. 

This studio is a world leading creator and publisher of entertainment with an impressive portfolio of working with world-renowned brands and a passionate and dedicated team, working on the cutting-edge of gaming with 25 years of success, this studio is a great one to become a part of. 

Animation Technical Director responsibilities: 

  • Create tools and scripts to enhance production workflows and the art pipeline 
  • Work with artists and engineers to understand requirements of efficient workflows for production 
  • Work with the Art Director to match the visual style of the game 
  • Animate within a complex animation system 
  • Provide solutions for complex rigging, animation and shading pipeline problems 
  • Define technical needs and assess technical feasibilities 
  • Acquire internal and external tools 
  • Stay on top of new technical and technological developments and apply them on the project when needed 

Key requirements for this role in Shanghai: 

  • Animation and leadership experience 
  • Strong knowledge of animation software such as Motion Builder, 3DS Max, and Maya 
  • Understanding of game engines such as Unity or Unreal as well as their technical constraints 
  • University degree (or equivalent experience) in 3D Animation/Computer Graphics 
  • Passionate about video games and video game culture 

Could this be the role for you? If so, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Contact Forrest on or apply online through the form below.

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Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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Country Manager - China Forrest Hu

Forrest is taking on a novel role with us as our Country Manager for China, working in the games industry! With ten years' experience in HR and recruitment, if you’re after a new role or you’re a studio seeking new talent in China, Forrest is your man.    He’s a big fan of all things Marvel and LOTR, however his favourite movie of all time is Forrest Gump – and yes, that’s how he got his nickname! His biggest dream is to travel the world, so we hope he’ll stop by and see the rest of ...

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