Technical Animator

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Posted 08 June 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameJoe Sutcliffe

Job description

Free Radical Design are seeking a skilled and creative Technical Animator to join their Nottingham based studio as they work on the new TimeSplitters title!

As a Technical Animator you will be responsible for implementing character and creature animations and ensuring the studio’s high standards for quality and functionality are maintained. You will also mentor junior colleagues and collaborate closely with colleagues across development teams and be a beacon of best practice and knowledge sharing!

Your responsibilities…
  • Collaborate closely with animators, artists, designers, and programmers to meet technical and creative requirements
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical animation issues
  • Develop and maintain animation pipelines and tools to enhance workflow efficiency
  • Support and mentor junior animators and share best practices
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 3+ years of industry experience as a Technical Animator or similar position
  • Expertise in Maya, Blender, or similar 3D animation software
  • Strong understanding of animation principles, character animation, and rigging
  • Knowledge of scripting and programming languages (Python, C++)
  • Familiarity with animation pipelines and tools (Unreal Engine, Mecanim)
  • Comfortable with facial animation and lip-syncing techniques
  • Understanding of game development processes and workflows
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and enjoy working in a collaborative team dynamic
  • A portfolio showcasing technical animation skills and tools
Perks and benefits include…
  • Relocation and visa support
  • Holiday allowance that increases with service
  • Festive shutdown
  • Enhanced parental pay and leave
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Referral bonus system
  • Social outings and activities