Senior Animator

Recruiter
Codemasters Group Holdings Limited
Location
Southam
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Aug 2017
Closes
25 Aug 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
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

- 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

Required:

- 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

Desirable:

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