Full-Time 3D Animator
We are looking for a talented and experienced animator to join our team!
As a 3D Animator, you will utilize your good design skills and take responsibility for the high quality animation of our characters, UI assets, and environments. Additional 2D animation skills are a plus!
Also, skills as a 3D artist(skills including but not limited to modeling, texturing, rendering) are required as we are a small team where everyone are expected to chip in where needed.
This position is subject to an employment contract. We kindly request that freelancers and companies who would like to offer us their services do not respond to this advertisement.
As the Animation specialist in a small creative team you will be expected to take responsibility for all matters concerning animation in the studio, not just for your own animations. Depending on the project(s), responsibility may include strategic decisions such as choosing to use mocap or not, creating animated content or acquiring it, outsourcing work or not etc.
Rigging and animating advanced characters, vehicles and environmental elements in Maya, Motionbulder or similar packages for real-time and/or pre-rendered sequences
Revise animations as requested by leads or directors Assist designers and engineers with gameplay prototypes.
Work in collaboration with members of the team to work out animation needs and requirements for in-game and cutscene content.
Edit solved motion capture data
Ensuring the quality of animations produced in assigned projects Skills/Requirements
Strong sense of animation timing, posing, weight and storytelling
Strong understanding of traditional animation principles and how they can be used to enhance gameplay as well as a keen eye for character posing and staging.
Familiarity with video game product development including, but not limited to workflow, tools, in-game 3D animation, motion capture, rigging, character skinning, scripting, cameras, cinematic animation and setup
Must have good creative vision and be detail orientated
Excellent knowledge of Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max or a similar 3D program
Must be proficient in Modeling, Texturing, UV layout and Rendering.
Good knowledge of English, both spoken and written
Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot technically
Must be flexible, have strong communication skills and be willing to take notes and direction, especially under tight deadlines
Enthusiastic with great interpersonal skills
Self-motivated and proactive team player with very strong work ethic who enjoy working in a team
Artistic skills: storyboarding, gesture drawing, 2D animation, composition
Strong pre-production skills desirable, including but not limited to Storyboarding, 2D and 3D animatics
Technical skills: rigging, scripting, and understanding of pipeline
Knowledge of Flash, motionbuilder Unreal and the Unity game engine 2D/3D is a plus
Filmmaking skills: cinematography, pre-visualization, editing, and story writing
Understanding of FX, particles, cloth, and hair as they contribute to a character’s performance
Experience in 2D software and post-production methods (Photoshop and After Effects)
SUBMISSION / PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
Cover Letter is required
Portfolio, and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog, or online album)
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so
Must be willing to relocate
Why work with us?
We are a great mix of singles, couples and parents, from people in their 20s to people in their 40s and with almost half our staff being women we might just be one of the most gender equal workplaces in the industry. At The Station, we take pride in always delivering High Quality in a timely manner no matter the project and now we are looking for a fantastic 3D Animator and outstanding co-worker to join our art team! If you think you fit the description and have the heart in the right place (generally in the left side of the chest) and are eager to reconsider a change for Karlshamn and a career at the Station we can boast;
10 meters to the ocean
30 meters to swimming (nearest place where you can bathe without getting run over by a schooner)
2 restaurants within 40 meters
500 meters to the pub
Opportunity to learn in a professional environment with passionate people
Flexible work hours, 6 week paid vacation for a better work/life balance
Send your application along with your CV, personal letter and a portfolio link to [email protected]
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