Technical Animator

Posted: 20 days
Art and Animation
Full-Time
Mid-Level
Remote - UK preferred, but not required
Wushu Studios is on the lookout for a talented Technical Animator to join our team! If you’re a person that can own the pipeline from rigging to skinning to animation, then you’re a great fit! You’ll work closely with our 3D modellers to create top-tier animations, improve workflows, tools and enhance the animation quality on our new UE5 production.

As a Technical Animator, you’ll need to possess some effective time management and organizational skills.

Responsibilities
  • Work with the art and tech teams to create in-game animation
  • Skinning and rigging characters, creatures and vehicles alongside our art team
  • Developing, maintaining and documenting our animation systems and pipelines
  • Assisting the production team in planning animation work
Requirements
  • Strong practical experience with technical animation
  • The ability to animate mechanical meshes
  • Firm understanding of animation principles and techniques
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 & 5
  • Highly proficient in Maya
  • Good knowledge of 3D-related mathematics
  • Strong understanding of skinning and rigging assets
  • Methodical, able to document and communicate technical work clearly and concisely
  • The ability to think with initiative, work flexibly, give and receive feedback
  • An understanding of technical limitations with excellent problem solving skills

Desirables
  • Previous experience in the games industry
  • The ability to create tools and plug-ins
  • An understanding of mechanical animation
Benefits
  • A friendly working culture and environment
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Christmas shutdown
  • Flexible working hours
  • x 4 Half-day Fridays (during the summer months)
  • A day off on your birthday
  • Parental leave
  • Workplace pension scheme. Currently, our employer contribution is 3%
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Access to Udemy courses
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Comprehensive Medical Insurance
  • Weekly Yoga Class
  • Anti-Crunch ethos
  • Referral Bonus Scheme
  • Free parking
  • Bike2Work Scheme
  • Social Events/Project Launch Wrap Parties
  • Charity Events
  • Branded merchandise

About Wushu Studios

About Wushu

Founded in 2017 by a group of industry veterans, we are a highly experienced and professional team of developers with a shared passion for video games.

Nestled in the heart of Liverpool’s creative quarter, our stylish studio is situated close to hundreds of cafes, bars and restaurants, and is a stone’s throw from Lime Street station, connecting us with the rest of the country.

What We Do

Over the past few years, the scope and size of video game projects have significantly increased to match player expectations and the growing creative ambitions of developers.

As a result, how video games are developed is changing rapidly too. These days, the best games out there are co-developed – the most talented teams and people coming together from around the world to create more immersive universes to explore and more interesting stories to experience.

With extensive AAA experience, a unique cross-discipline skillset and a deep understanding of video game development on multiple platforms, we are ideally equipped to help great teams around the world deliver more ambitious and immersive experiences than ever.

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