SENIOR TECHNICAL ANIMATOR
(12 MONTH FTC)

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of world-class staff and are seeking an exceptionally talented Technical Animator who is ready for the challenge of producing our next unannounced AAA title.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Report to Lead Technical Animator, keeping them informed of daily/weekly progress.
  • Maintain, improve and create in-house animation and rigging pipelines and toolsets.
  • Coach non-senior members in new tools, knowledge and alternative effective ways of working to further improve group skillsets and knowledge base.

Technical Requirements

  • Unreal 4 experience.
  • Knowledge of Motion Builder and 3ds Max
  • Experience writing tools in Python for a variety of programs.
  • Meticulous working methods and well organised.
  • Skill with cloth, physics and ragdoll setups.
  • Any Knowledge of the following is a bonus:
    • Motion Builder
      • ORSDK
    • 3ds Max SDK.
      • Maxscript
      • C++
    • Maya:
      • Mel
      • PyMel

Skill Requirements

  • The ability to consistently rig/skin complex models and animation setups to a high level with as few iterations as possible.
  • An excellent working knowledge of Motion Builder and 3ds Max (2015 and above).
  • An excellent working knowledge of Python
  • An excellent working knowledge of Maxscript and dotNet libraries to create toolsets to support rigging solutions.
  • Able to work well on their own as well as a part of the larger team.
  • Self-motivated to learn new techniques and methods.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Capable of writing detailed documentation.
  • Exceptional eye for detail.
  • Strong animation background.

Benefits

  • The studio closes between Xmas and New Year (Discretionary)
  • Tons of studio clubs to help you get to know people:
    • Comic book, Wargaming, Board games, Homebrewing, Chess, New Parents, Photography, Film nights
  • Yoga 5x per week at lunchtimes in our mocap room.
  • Football 2x per week at lunchtimes.
  • Life Drawing 1x per week in the evening
  • World-class training speakers hosted on-site.
  • Monthly team meals/outings.
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse.
  • Invites to WB films in their London private cinema before their release date.
  • State of the art office with the entire 190+ dev team in 1 open-plan room.
  • Free vending machine snacks, fruit, juices and soft drinks.
  • Game and Book library.