Senior Animator

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - UK & Europe

Job Title Senior Animator
Job Category Animator
Job Description Over the past 30 years at Codemasters, we have consistently developed innovative and successful award-winning racing games. Our Southam racing studio has a rich and unrivalled heritage of multiple award-winning racing games such as the GRID and DiRT franchises, and these titles embody our cornerstones of passion, quality, continuous innovation, and an all-encompassing ambition to be the world leader in what we do.

Working in a passionate close-knit team that ensures your voice doesn’t get lost in the crowd, you will deliver ‘AAA’ racing games within a studio that will value and recognise your contributions.Join our talented and experienced team now to re-invent and shape Codemasters’ most ambitious racing title ever, from its inception to a genre-defining experience.

Our mission is to be the world’s number one racing games developer – so if you share our ambition, please join us for the road ahead

The Senior Animator is to work from agreed specification and schedule, create animation assets to the required standard:

Key Duties:
  • Test all animation assets against specification, to ensure they perform as required
  • Ensure all animation assets are produced in line with the projects agreed standards
  • Report progress to Line Manager and inform them of any problems or implementation issues promptly
  • Fix any bugs identified in owned animation assets, either through own testing or by QA

  • At least one published AAA title
  • Excellent knowledge of 3dsMax (CS Biped) and Motion Builder
  • Understands character / facial rig creation and can create them where / if required
  • Experienced in cinematic creation. Understands staging, cinematography and character performance to a good level
  • Highly skilled in blocking and producing quality hand-keyed animation
  • Good understanding of the principles of animation
  • Skilled at motion capture editing to define game clips and enhance performance
  • Can design animation trees and break down animation flow

  • Racing games experience
  • Experience of attending motion capture shoots and managing data delivery
  • Experience with Maya
  • Knowledge of Maxscript / Python beneficial

Salary Competitive
Location Leamington Spa, UK & Europe
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 21/08/2017
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