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Character Animator

Posted on / 05.04.17

Visionary Realms is looking for experienced character animators for our upcoming fantasy MMORPG Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen. The ideal candidate will be able to design and create high quality character animations from basic emotes to locomotion, to exciting combat while meeting modern standards using the Unity engine.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver content on schedule that meets technical and Unity specific requirements
  • Perform as a key contributor of the animation production process
  • Use 3D Studio Max, Maya and proprietary art tools to implement animated characters and objects in the game world
  • Work with Programming, Audio and Design departments to ensure animation meets technical and game play requirements
  • Understand the technical requirements of our efficient art pipeline, including intimate knowledge of tools used
  • Ensure all work asset output is clean and organized within each file as well as file structure and storage hierarchy
  • Document as necessary

Requirements:

  • Professional character animation experience using Maya, Max, or equivalent
  • Must exhibit strong traditional animation principles (timing, spacing, squash and stretch, etc.) and be able to demonstrate that knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of Unity3D animation pipeline, including mecanim and humanoid rigs, retargeting, and animation state machines
  • Understanding of creative and technical challenges particular to video game animation
  • Animation experience with FK and IK skeletal systems
  • Must be able to provide a demo reel or examples of professional work with a breakdown of your contributions to projects/shots and an accompanying resume
  • Self-motivated towards solving creative problems and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take direction well

Location:

This position preferably located at Visionary Realms HQ in North San Diego County, California, however we will consider non-local applicants as well

To apply please send a cover letter along with your current resume to jobs0517@visionaryrealms.com