Animator at Splash Damage

Animator at Splash Damage

The team is looking for a Lead Animator to join a new team at Splash Damage and help bring their characters to life.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Art and Design Directors to create a technically sound, engaging and memorable game
  • Working with programmers, artists and designers to contribute to the implementation of animations into the game
  • Testing, reviewing and iterating upon animations to tune them to the highest quality
  • Demonstrate strong keyframe animation ability paying particular attention to making sure animations support the fast-paced nature of the game
  • Manage the animation team including holding regular 121s, setting objectives, looking after the team’s welfare and providing mentoring

 

Skills & Requirements

  • Experience using 3D animation software, particularly 3DS Max/Character Studio
  • A passion for making and playing multiplayer games, especially first and third person shooters
  • Demonstrable ability creating both realistic and stylised human animations as well as mechanical animations such as weapons
  • The desire to collaborate with game designers, programmers and artists
  • Good working knowledge of game development workflows, engines (eg. Unreal), processes and tools
  • Understanding of character preparation from modelling, rigging and skinning
  • A keen motive to be proactive and efficient in work methods whilst maintaining high standards
  • A great team player, able to communicate, learn from and teach others in a respectable manner.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative problem solving skills
  • Management of an experienced character animation team

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Have extensive professional experience in the video games industry with at least 3 commercially released titles
  • Some experience of working on mods or independent game projects
  • Experience with technical animation – rigging/skinning and problem solving
  • Cinematic and Facial animation experience

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    Animator at Splash Damage