Facial Animator

Best-Selling Games of All Time – New & Unannounced AAA Project – Remote for First Year

Location
Edinburgh City
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Salary on application
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Facial Animator in Edinburgh 

Are you a Game Animator who specialises in facial animations? Do you like the sound of working at a world-renowned, thriving AAA studio? If so, this role is ideal for you. Read on to find out more! 

As a Facial Animator at this studio in Edinburgh, you will be working to create facial animations for characters and animals for cinematic and gameplay sequences in games. This involves enhancing face shapes and movements to create realistic characters, reviewing animations to work to improve them, solving performance issues across games, and much more! 

This award-winning studio is home to one of the most globally famous game series of all time, as well as a veteran team that can be considered the best at what they do. Working to create a culture of innovation, creativity, and talent, this is a unique and exciting opportunity for a skilled animator to take the next step in their career, working on a brand-new AAA title. 

Facial Animator responsibilities: 

  • Create stunning 3D facial animations 
  • Create balanced solutions to technical and aesthetic issues 
  • Improve animation pipelines 

Essential requirements for this role in Edinburgh: 

  • Experience with production on current generation consoles or PC 
  • Experience with hand key facial animation 
  • Impressive demo reel showing a strong understanding of animation principles, focusing on high quality facial animation 
  • Strong knowledge of 3D Studio Max, MotionBuilder, or similar 3D program 
  • Proficient in Faceware, Dynamixyz, or similar 

Do you like the sound of this role and think you could be a good fit? Get in touch today! Contact Sanson on sw@skillsearch.com or apply online using the form below. 

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. 

Tags: Animator, Facial Animator, Game Animator, 3D Animator, Character Animation, Animal Animation, Facial Animation, AAA, Console, PC, Games Jobs, UK Jobs, Edinburgh Jobs 

A little bit about the city: Edinburgh  

The Scottish capital is such a popular tourist destination for a reason, as it’s packed full of history and culture. The city is also regularly ranked as one of the best UK cities to live in in terms of quality of life, finances and happiness levels. As one of the world’s cultural and academic treasures, boasting both architectural and historical beauty, Edinburgh is also one of the world’s fastest growing cities. It is home to countless pubs, excellent music venues, a zoo, a cathedral and botanical gardens. One thing’s for sure, you won’t run out of things to do here!

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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