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[PAID] - 3D Animator for Indie Console Game

Tic Toc Games is seeking a 3D Character Animator with a love for character acting, action/fight choreography, and a desire to work on indie console games.

You would be creating high quality, production level 3D character animation.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Art Director to create visually appealing, high quality animation.

  • Create dynamic, energetic action animations based on provided reference and carefully follow instructions for linking/transitioning between different animation states.

  • Communicate with Producer and Art Director to ensure art quality deadlines are met.

  • Follow direction and feedback in order to revise animations, if necessary.

  • Work in an organized manner, keeping close track of formatting and naming conventions.

  • Deliver video playblasts in addition to working files (ie .mb, .3ds).

  • Export game-ready animations in FBX format with clear, usable directions for programmers/implementation team.

Requirements:

  • We are looking for an animator who wants to create the highest quality animation possible, experienced in keyframing strong acting poses.

  • Experience with combat/fighting animation and character acting.

  • 2+ years practical animation experience working in interactive media or film. 

  • Experience working with IK/FK rigs.

  • Expert knowledge of Maya or 3DS Max.

  • Strong knowledge of character posing, animation timing, and the 12 principles.

  • Able to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with all development disciplines: programming, art, design, and production.

  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative to raise the bar of animation quality in our games.

Pluses:

  • Passion for wrestling!

  • Previous experience with Fighting Game animation

  • Traditional (hand drawn) animation skills

  • Strong passion for Free-to-Play games

  • A good understanding of the pipeline for game development

  • Graphic design skills: knowledge of form and color design

  • Previous experience with motion graphics and special effects.

  • Developed your own games for fun. 

  • A strong interest in mobile, console, or PC gaming 

  • Passion for illustrating. 

  • Experience with ZBrush.

  • BA in a related discipline or technical equivalent

  • Experience in agile development.

Please submit your portfolio/reel to [email protected] with the subject line "3D Animator - Job Inquiry". Submissions without a reel will not be considered. Thank you!
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