Technical Animator

Reflector Entertainment is a totally new breed of studio committed to creating next-generation content for audiences around the globe. Reflector’s mission is to create Storyworlds: transmedia universes built from the ground up, releasing new and exciting narratives along a consistent schedule and across a wide variety of platforms. The platforms vary per Storyworld and can be PC/consoles/mobile video games, live immersive experiences, comic books, novels, television series, films, podcasts, etc. Our team is quickly growing, and we are currently looking for AAA talent that will drive our ambitious, large scale projects. As a Technical Animator, you will be responsible for a variety of animation pipelines (rigging, mocap, and animation tools) and providing support for multiple groups (animators, programmers, and character artists).

Responsibilities

  • Creating and maintaining animation pipelines;
  • Skinning and Rigging;
  • Writing tools for animators;
  • Automating as many animation processes as possible;
  • Creating and maintaining state machines;
  • Integrating characters and animated props into the engine;
  • Supporting programmers with any animation related game mechanics.

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in game development or equivalent;
  • Experience retargeting animation;
  • Experience with Unreal4;
  • Experience with 3DSMax;
  • Experience of working on a published AAA game from conception to release a strong asset;
  • In depth knowledge of at least one programming or scripting language;
  • In depth knowledge of at least one DCC (3DSMax, Maya, Motion builder, etc.);
  • A good understanding of anatomy;
  • A fundamental understanding of animation;
  • Rigged at least one character or complex object (with a video link);
  • Some shader knowledge;
  • Good communication skills and the ability to clearly document any work;
  • Have a general knowledge of videogames and the methods the developers used to create them;
  • Have some experience with facial animation;
  • Have a curious nature and a thirst for knowledge;
  • Positive team building skills;
  • Proven problem-solving skills adapted to rapid iteration development environment;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and French (both oral and written).

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