Animator

Animator

We are looking for a Animator join our growing studio to work on a range of exciting new games for PC and console. As an Animator at Lucid Games, you will be responsible for the quality and content of the animations and functionality of gameplay systems. You will ensure that these systems are visually appealing of a high quality and in line with the game’s vision.

Responsibilities

  • Is capable of being autonomous, reporting to the Animation Director and engaging with peers to create compelling gameplay systems.
  • Follow up on and validate animations produced in engine ensuring that they follow the artistic vision (fluidity, readability, weight and timing, etc)
  • Actively participate in animation system design and problem resolution / Takes ownership of the systems assigned to him/her and sees them through to completion
  • Working closely with programmers, Animation Director and Technical Artists to create an efficient development pipeline and ensure the quality of their animation upon integration.
  • Play the game to detect inconsistencies and validate movement control.
  • Collaborate across the art, design and programming teams to find solutions to issues with all game models that feature movement components.
  • Create quality gameplay animation
  • Set up assets in the the Unreal 4 game engine.
  • Assisting in the development of tools and working with the programming team to ensure these tools are continuously improved.
  • Carry out all other animation related tasks.
  • Required Experience

  • Strong understanding of body mechanics and animation principles
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Relevant software experience – Motionbuilder, Maya
  • Game Development experience
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 and its pipelines
  • Ability to accept feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Desired Experience

  • Excellent attention to detail; the character movement and its relation to the player experience.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and an open mind.
  • Experience in rigging
  • Creativity
  • Important
    For this position we will need to see a demonstration of your talents, so include links to any demos or projects and send your application to jobs@lucidgames.co.uk