Senior Animator - New IP

Console Team Animation

Creative Assembly's award-winning team behind Alien:Isolation are exploring new frontiers with a brand-new and exciting First-Person Tactical Shooter IP.

The team are looking for an accomplished Senior Animator who demonstrates outstanding all round creativity, artistic ability and with a keen eye for quality to join our Animation Team.

They will have the ability to produce stunning work and have experience in developing animation systems for games. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed creative skills and good technical ability.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Animator to make their mark on the new, undisclosed IP from Creative Assembly’s multi-award-winning team.

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for creating and implementing high quality animations whether key framed by hand and/or working with Mocap.

With a passion to push the standard; communication, approachability and proactivity is vital for this role, as you will be expected to engage with other disciplines to drive content and new concepts through. A thorough understanding of game pipelines and gameplay mechanics is essential in this role, as is the desire and ability to mentor and help develop junior members of the team.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

Essential
  • Expert hand-key animation skills for both humans and creatures
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with emphasis on proactivity
  • Excellent communication skills, self-motivated and proven ability to work well within a team with a passion for games
  • Have experience dealing with gameplay animations and knowledge of implementing animations in-game
  • Have an excellent understanding of animation pipelines from conceptual phase to deployment
  • You can accept and provide direction well and complete tasks by the assigned due dates

Desirable
  • Proficiency in Maya and/or Motionbuilder
  • Experience working on titles developed in UE4
  • Experience working with animation behaviour trees
  • Experience with motion capture
  • Taking ownership of entire features within a game
  • Experience with character setup – rigging and skinning



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