Technical Animator

AAA Titles - Next Gen Gaming Project - Lunch Cooked by In-House Chef

Location
Brighton and Hove
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
£45,000
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Technical Animator in Brighton

If you’re a Technical Animator looking for a new opportunity to work on a new, massive well-known IP, read on to find out more about this role in Brighton!

As a Technical Animator at this highly regarded studio, you will be joining a dedicated team and working on a next-generation AAA character-action game. You will be an expert in Technical Animation and able to deal with technical issues with ease and efficiency. Within the role you will be holding responsibility for producing high quality work, with a background of resolving complex challenges in pipeline management and visuals.

This well-established studio is part of a giant parent company and have worked on several impressive world-class projects including some internationally loved household names. As a part of the team, you will get to enjoy some great perks including loads of social events year-round, project bonuses, free gym sessions with a personal trainer and a monthly health and wellbeing allowance.

Technical Animator responsibilities:

  • Provide support for technical art and animation tools
  • Build rigs to handle character and creature animation
  • Troubleshoot any issues with the animation pipeline
  • Work on optimisation and performance strategies
  • Keep up to date with the latest technological advancements
  • Help in setting the vision for both content and tools
  • Work with engineers to develop new tools and technologies
  • Review animation solutions and develop new ones
  • Help the art team with any technical issues that they encounter

Key requirements for this role in Brighton:

  • Strong knowledge of rigging, skinning and animation
  • Able to script tools in DCC/engine to support animation pipelines (in Python, C++, C#, Lua, MAXScript, MEL, etc.)
  • Experience of working on version control systems such as Git
  • Excellent understanding of rendering pipelines including materials, lighting, occlusion culling, PBR, etc.
  • Knowledge or one or more of the following: Maya, Houdini, Blender, 3DSMax, Modo, Zbrush, Motionbuilder
  • Experience of game engines such as Unreal, Unity or Lumberyard
  • Experience with working with motion capture data

If you think this role could be the one for you, get in contact with nh@skillsearch.com to discuss the opportunity, or apply online now by submitting your CV below.

Tags: Technical Animator, Senior Technical Animator, Lead Technical Animator, Game Animator, Brighton, Hove

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

Reference: A010579 (ADOI-323371)

Company Benefits

cC Free drinks, fruit or food
fF Private medical/dental care
gG Bonus/reward scheme
hH Cycle to work scheme
jJ Game jams
kK Team & company entertainment
lL Subsidised travel
mM Health & wellbeing
qQ Pension

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Reference: A010579 (ADOI-323371)

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VFX & Animation Consultant Nicole Harrison

Nicole works in the VFX and Animation space alongside Joe and Sanson, so she’s your girl if you’re looking for a role in this area of games. Her competitive streak means she’ll do whatever it takes to get you your dream role… As long as it doesn’t involve worms – her only kryptonite!   Having grown up in South Africa, Nicole’s seen all of the big 5 and has many a safari story. She wasn’t allowed to bring back a pet elephant, so she’s settled with her pet ducks, Cheese & Quackers. We can’t wait for Bring ...

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