Technical Animator

Console Team Animation
The team behind the multi-award-winning ALIEN: Isolation, fresh from developing Halo Wars 2 with Microsoft and 343industries, are looking for more world-class talent to join the team.

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

The Technical Animator will develop rigs and blend trees for a huge variety of characters, whilst collaborating with and supporting our many animators and artists through production.

Key Responsibilities 

As a Technical Animator on the team, you will be responsible for enhancing visual quality, performance and efficiency of our animated assets. Utilising a rich set of in house tools you will create high quality animation rigs, supporting their use through the development and progression of our toolset. 

You will take ownership of animation graphs, ensuring the high level of animation quality is retained when in engine as well as mentor and guide others in its use.

You will be able to communicate well, solving problems and collaborating with the team to develop new features, processes and pipelines. 

Knowledge, Skill and Experience 

Essential
  • Good understanding of figure and facial anatomy
  • Experience using at least one blendtree/state machine system
  • Keen attention to detail
  • In depth knowledge of Maya and/or Motion Builder
  • Ability to communicate effectively across disciplines
  • Scripting experience (Python, PyMel, mel)
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and time management skills
Desirable
  • Good understanding of Python, C++ and/or Maya API
  • Excellent understanding of 3D maths (linear algebra, vector and matrix maths)
  • Experience designing and maintaining tools in a production environment
We are Creative Assembly

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria.
We have gathered our team of world-class, diverse and multi-national talent, dedicated to crafting some of the most renowned gaming experiences and giving our loyal followers worlds in which to immerse themselves.

Our focus on quality has filled our awards cabinet over the years – from BAFTAs to Ivor Novellos. We owe this to our team – creatives from a breadth of backgrounds, who unite to share their ideas and expertise, to craft the highest quality gameplay.