Technical Animator

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - South East

Job Title Technical Animator
Job Category Animator
Job Description We are looking for an experienced Technical Animator to join our team, pushing the visual excellence of our games to the next level.

Working with our highly accomplished Total War team, the successful candidate will join our Technical Animation team developing rigs, skins and tools for a variety of characters, vehicles and props, whilst supporting our many animators and artists.

Key Responsibilities

You will be working with with the Technical Animation team creating rigs for characters, vehicles and props using in-house tools. You will skin a wide variety of assets and implement these into our game engine. Working with the team you will develop tools and processes to improve the workflow for our accomplished animation teams.

Importantly, you will be approachable and accessible in provide technical support to animators and artists. You will collaborate and communicate with the wider game development team to understand the needs of the various projects to solve production challenges and improve existing systems and workflows.

You be proactive and passionate about your work, developing and maintaining animation tools and systems to solve production challenges. You will also provide feedback where relevant on existing systems and workflows.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

Essential
  • Highly developed understanding of figure and facial anatomy
  • Proactive and passionate about the work and providing assistance
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and time management skills
  • Previously shipped AAA game titles in an equivalent role
  • Scripting experience (Python, PyMel, mel)
  • In depth knowledge of Maya
  • Experience designing and maintaining tools in a production environment
Desirable
  • Excellent understanding of Python, C++ and/or Maya API
  • Production experience with Motionbuilder and 3DS Max
  • Excellent understanding of 3D math (linear algebra, vector and matrix math)
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.
Salary Based on experience
Location South East
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 05/01/2018
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