|Position:||Technical Animators (incl. Junior) - Midlands - £17k - £32k - Games|
|Employer:||OPM Recruitment Ltd|
|Location:||UK - Midlands|
|Date posted:||Wednesday, February 27th 2013|
Location: Leamington Spa
Salary: £17,000 - £32,000
Job Type: Permanent
Projects: R&D & Variety of Games
OPM is working with a studio which prides itself on producing both critically and commercially successful titles for the whole family. Since 1990 it has established itself as one of the world’s largest independent developers.
ABOUT THE JOB:
What Technical Animators don’t know about rigging isn’t worth knowing. They have an unparalleled ability to understand and improve any game character, be it human, animal or alien, and impart that knowledge to their colleagues.
• You will design, create and implement the character rigs for the project.
• You will work closely with character artists and animators to create a rigging system that provides good deformation, allows effective data transfer between applicable animation systems and meets all the requirements of the characters design.
• Create tools and scripts as well as the design and implementation of processes that improve all applicable areas of the animation pipeline
• Write scripts in Python, MEL or .xml which may also extend to full tool creation within an applications API or in some windows based environments.
• Design and implement new techniques and procedures within the games animation systems such as animation and state machine graphs, animation optimisation and debugging tools.
• In-depth knowledge of Maya.
• A high level of understanding of animation techniques including rigging, skinning, motion capture, data transfer, retargeting, lip-sync and facial animation.
• A good overall understanding of game animation systems such as animation blending, procedural content, animation graphs and game state editing.
• Beneficial Qualities
• Motionbuilder & FaceFX experience.
Attractive salary, benefits and a great career opportunity are on offer for the successful candidate.
To ensure a speedy application please email your up to date CV in MS WORD FORMAT and Show Reel to firstname.lastname@example.org
So what are you waiting for? Don't miss out on this great career opportunity!
Jon Norfolk | Art & Animation Consultant
OPM Response Ltd
Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214425 |
Email: Jon@opmjobs.com |
The salary bracket shown is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer. Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.