Associate Animator

Vancouver
Posted 4 months ago

Key Responsibilities:

    • Create high quality body animation art assets for use in game
    • Experience with retargeting motion capture body data onto biped character rigs
    • Motion Builder (preferred) or similar 3D animation software experience
    • Experience with tracking motion capture body data: Shogun and/or Cortex (preferred)
    • Experience with 2D tracking software
    • Experience working with distributed develpement partners
    • Data wrangling to and from animation teams
    • Provide animation feedback, and communicate best practice with intention for animation refinement
    • Conduct and complete character rig reviews for the purpose of refining it for motion capture retargeting
    • Learn proprietary art pipelines, emerging technology, and processes
    • Support the production teams with the acquisition of motion capture data during performance sessions
    • Work closely w/ motion capture and animation leads during the production prep / acquisition / post production phases with maintaining visual targets
    • Contribute to documenting workflow and pipelines
    • Contribute to post mortems, provide feedback, assist with improving motion capture process and data output

Although not required, strong candidates possess

  • Minimum 3 years’ motion capture or animation background in video games, television, film or other related industry
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with Motion Builder or similar 3D animation software experience
  • Understanding of human movement, and detailed knowledge of functional human anatomy
  • Knowledge of and experience with Motion capture (preferred, but not required)
  • Works well under the pressures of ‘live’ production environments
  • On-set production experience in related entertainment industry: Film, TV, Video games, VFX
  • Outstanding communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are an absolute must
  • Highly motivated and passionate about their craft

Job Features

Job CategoryAnimator

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