Lead Animator (MMORPG) Job

The Game Group    Seattle, WA
Job Description

Description:

Our client is looking for a Lead Animator for an RvR fantasy MMO for its studio in Fairfax, VA or Seattle, WA. You’ll direct the character performance, primarily through medieval, fantasy combat that supports a fully-customizable ability system. You will also oversee the animation team, have input into the animation production process, and help bring us to the finish line.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the look and feel for character performances, particularly around combat.
  • Proactively define the animation solutions and processes to support gameplay.
  • Engage with programmers to help design and perfect the technical aspects of our animation and character system.
  • Rig and weight character art, NPCs, and animated prop assets.
  • Work with concept artists to identify and solve potential character art issues as they pertain to animation.
  • Foster growth amongst the animation team.
  • Use proprietary tools for importing and organizing game-ready assets.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a large library of character assets and support general logistical oversight with art production.
  • Assist in creation of outsourcing workbooks and review completed work.
  • Aid in mapping out the production schedule for art assets for the animation team, and work to meet set deadlines.
  • Help develop the art pipeline as it applies to characters and animation.
  • Take creative direction and provide solutions that work within technical constraints.
  • What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years previous experience working on MMOs or similar titles.
  • Strong knowledge of traditional and 3D computer animation techniques, weighting, and rigging.
  • Experience with Maya (or similar modeling package), with a strong understanding of modeling and texturing.
  • Experience working with medieval and fantasy combat mechanics for games such as swords, staffs, shields, daggers, casting magic, etc.
  • Ability to animate not only basic human player characters but also other fantasy races.
  • A self-motivated problem solver who can work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • A desire to learn new skills to improve as a Lead.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills when working with a multi-disciplined team.
  • Ability to work on site in Fairfax, VA or Seattle, WA.
  • #Animation #MMO #Gameart #videogame


    Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:55:11 GMT

    Recent from Blog

    The Jobrino blog is written with jobseeker and employers in mind to enable them to realize their full potential. Jobrino blog is your one-stop destination to find new research about the workplace and the latest insights into the employment market.

    What things to bring to a Job Interview– Job Interview Tips

    It is very important to be prepared for everything with physically to mental need, well organized and ready to go when you attend a job interview. You should start preparing for your interview as soon as a company gets in touch with you about your candidacy. Below ...

    Read more

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Change Health Jobs for the Better

    From smartphones to advances in the healthcare industry, technology’s effect on our lives is undeniable. The budding uses of technology are innumerable, especially for healthcare professionals.  According to Keith Dreyer, chief data science officer of ...

    Read more

    5 Careers To Pursue If You Are Passionate About Health

    The fitness and health industry is prospering more than ever considering how modern lifestyle has taken a toll on the physical and psychological health of people. Consequently, the demand for trained fitness instructors, dietician, etc has increased considerably. ...

    Read more

    The Dos and Don’ts of Switching Roles within a Company

    There are plenty of reasons for switching roles within a company. May be the job position you’re in doesn’t suit you because you are not able to leverage your skills and attributions, or maybe you’ve a cultural clash with your current manager and/or team, you want to expand your horizons ...

    Read more