Technical Animator-Remote/Hybrid working options available

Animation & Cinematics · Truro, Cornwall
Department Animation & Cinematics
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Are you a passionate animator with a dash of technical expertise? Do you have a particular set of skills that include C#, MAX scripting, motion builder and Unreal Engine?  Do you want to work by the beach making video games with a group of other, passionate, game developers? Then Antimatter Games needs you!


As our new Technical Animator, you will work with our stellar team of developers to create realistic character movement to support our IGI: Origins game in development and beyond.


You’ll work closely with Animators, Artists and Programmers to communicate your vision for the Technical Animation workflows and pipelines.


This is a permanent role, which can be either based in our Cornwall office, hybrid office/some work from home days, or fully remote. We offer stability, great benefits and excellent long-term prospects with the option to relocate and work in a beautiful part of the UK.



Duties and Responsibilities


  • You’ll be working with our animation team to define, create and maintain the animation pipeline
  • You’ll be designing and implementing complex facial and weapon rigs in 3DS Max/Maya
  • You’ll own the skinning process for a variety of characters, each with their own modular, customisable gear and physical attributes
  • You’ll be creating customisable tools and scripts to increase the productivity of the animation team
  • You will help us improve the integration of animation assets from 3DS Max/Maya and Motionbuilder to game engine
  • You’ll report to and support the Lead Animator in ad hoc tasks as required.




Requirements


  • You’ve got experience in node-based scripting
  • You are familiar with motion-capture animation and the facial pipeline for games
  • Your proficient with MAX/Maya and/or Motion Builder
  • You know how to code in MAX Scripting, Python and/or C#
  • You have an understand of and can implement gameplay animations
  • You know the animation pipeline from design to deployment
  • >You’re able to receive and apply critique on your work
  • You’re good at working to a deadline and managing your own time  




Beneficial Skills




  • Experience as a technical animator on at least one shipped title for PC or console
  • Enthusiastic, methodical and organised approach to work with high quality standards
  • Able to document and explain work clearly and concisely
  • Strong knowledge of human anatomy and the visual arts
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as part of a multi- disciplinary team


Why Antimatter?


AntiMatter Games is Cornwall’s largest game development studio. We developed Rising Storm, PC Gamer’s ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year’, and the critically acclaimed sequel Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.  


Working for Antimatter means working on exciting and innovative video games every day!  We have a strong company culture, where our employees are encouraged to have an excellent work-life balance. We want to support our team to become the best developers they can be, whatever their department.    


UK Employees will receive Private Health Insurance, a BUPA Cash Plan and subscription to PerkBox, which includes hundreds of perks, freebies and discounts on its platform.


Based in waterside offices in Truro, the UK's most Southerly city, AntiMatter Games' offices are within a few minutes walk of Cornwall's shopping, culture and eating hub. Accessible by bus or train, and with private car parking, or for the more adventurous, you could kayak to work! Perfectly positioned to explore the tranquil South Coast or the crashing Atlantic North Coast, we offer an unrivalled life/work experience for those making games in the UK.


On weekends and evenings, our team can be found cycling, surfing, kayaking, swimming, beachcombing, walking, enjoying live music or capturing beautiful sights by camera. On rainy days you might find a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons or a book to read by the fireplace. Sometimes we also play video games!


Other Information


There are Hybrid and remote working options for this role.

We accept non UK applicants and there are sponsorship options available for this role

Successful applicants working outside of the UK will be engaged as subcontractors

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  • Location
    Truro, Cornwall
  • Department
    Animation & Cinematics
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced