Role: Technical Animator
Location: Leamington Spa
Type: Full-time Role
As a Technical Animator you will be working closely with and supporting our animators on a day to day basis. You will be able to communicate well, solving problems autonomously and collaborating with the team to develop new features, processes and pipelines. The role will require; writing tools, creating best practices for the skinning and rigging of meshes and implementing animations in engine.
Our ideal candidate understands the principles of animation and will be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of rigging and animation systems. You will play a key role in developing our internal animation pipeline and increasing the quality bar of our future titles.
The role requires:
You are able to create rigs for characters and props for various styles (realistic, cartoony)
Are fully proficient in 3D animation software (e.g. Maya, MotionBuilder) with a deep technical focus on rigging, skinning and animation tools
Experienced in working with and/or creating animation tools and scripts (Python, MEL)
Have great knowledge of anatomy and best practices for character topology
Are knowledgeable of game development workflows and game engine implementation.
Have strong self-management skills
Have excellent interpersonal communication skills
Experience as a Technical Animator on at least 2 completed projects
Are experienced with Motion Capture processes and pipelines
Have experience of creating facial rigs in game development workflows
Are knowledgeable of procedural animation workflows
Have experience with cloth, muscles, dynamics and integrating them in to games
Experienced with C# / Unity Editor Scripts
- Competitive salary, reviewed annually
- Staff training and development
- Quarterly Wellness days (On-site massages, Yoga & nutritionally balanced
snacks and health foods)
- Flexi-time working hours
- 25 days holiday + additional duvet/loyalty holiday days
- Monthly socials and twice-yearly whole company events
- Private Medical and Death In Service Insurance
- Contributory Pension
- A warm, modern office environment – tea, coffee, fruit and soft drinks all provided
- Get the weekend started early with beverages and banter every Friday
- And a chance to shape and grow and benefit from the future of Pixel Toys
Pixel Toys is a diverse, equal opportunities employer and believes strongly in maintaining an inclusive workplace that values diversity. We strive to provide an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and join in driving our joint success. Recruitment selection is based on skills, experience and a good Pixel Toys mission and values fit.