3D Animator

Inspired Essential Entertainment logo
Posted 22 February 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJoe Sutcliffe

Job description

Inspired are an award-winning visual effects department, based in the heart of Manchester, looking for a talented 3D Animator to join their growing team!

A world leader in the field of Virtual Sports, Inspired are looking for a talented, creative individual, with strong animation skills and attention to detail. You will need motion capture clean up and blending experience in a similar or related environment, or at university. You'll also have the ability to work well within a team, or handle a project independently, working efficiently and to deadline.

In this role you will have plenty of creative freedom and will also be well supported enabling you to grow and expand your skills.

Your role and responsibilities will include...

  • Animating characters or animals using a wide range of sporting and games in Maya
  • Cleaning and blending motion capture data
  • Producing traditional key-frame animation
  • Working hand in hand with a team of Animators

The skills and experience you'll need...

  • Motion capture clean-up and clip blending
  • Utilising and blending motion capture data in the Maya Time Editor and Motion Builder
  • Key-frame animation in Maya
  • Understanding of animation principles, camera animation and shot composition
  • Custom bones rig building and skinning would also be beneficial
  • General modelling, lighting and rendering in Maya would be beneficial
  • Tools such as 3Dsmax, Adobe Photoshop, ZBrush and After Effects/Nuke/Fusion would be highly desirable

Bonus points if you have...

  • Strong organisational skills and a good eye for detail
  • Fluent communication abilities (written and verbal) and at ease working within a team
  • Good time management skillset and be capable of working to tight deadlines
  • Good knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel and Word would be beneficial
  • General knowledge/interest in sports would be very beneficial

Just some of the benefits on offer include...

  • 25 days of Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Birthday Leave (An extra day off for your birthday)
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Employee discounts
  • A great working environment
  • Flexible start times
  • A highly competitive salary