Proletariat is seeking candidates for another Animator role to work on an unannounced project. The ideal candidate is familiar with industry standard, real-time animation tools, understands performance budgets, creates a wide variety of animation styles, is a skilled communicator and loves taking ownership on projects while developing unique and beautiful character animations to capture and punctuate emotions drawn out through gameplay. Applicants should submit a resume and current portfolio of work. Qualified applicants may be expected to complete a small art test.
- An individual contributor that creates and implements 3D character animation that meet art direction.
- May participate in visualizing and developing animated features of games.
- Interacts with internal and external peers and/or managers to exchange semi-complex information related to assigned activities.
- Contributes to Animation pipeline and the development of new or enhanced technical tools.
- Provide and manage feedback on assets from external vendors
- Works cross-functionally to deliver on larger features and initiatives for current projects
- 3+ years of professional animation experience preferred, 2+ years of experience in a creative industry required
- Expert understanding of Maya or equivalent visual effects packages, competent working with joints and locators, keyframing, and rigid/soft body simulations
- A strong understanding of animation principles (appeal, timing, spacing, weight, etc.)
- Experience using Unreal (including Cascade/Niagra, Material Editor, Blueprints)
- Experience animating both in 3D and 2D
- Experience with technical requirements for a variety of game platforms
- Ability to balance expressive and distinct in-game character personality, visual aesthetic quality, and gameplay needs.
- A strong understanding of AAA game character creation pipelines
- Experience working in an iterative, agile environment
- Excited to improve visual skills, learn new techniques and applicable technology.
- Self-directed, receptive to critique and feedback
- Enjoys playing a wide variety of games.