Facial Animator (UK)

Cloud Imperium Games
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Foundry 42 LTD UK is looking for Facial Animators to work with the design team under direction of the Game Director and Lead Facial Animator on Facial animation related areas within squadron 42 and the FPS module for Star Citizen.

Responsibilities:

• Collaborate with Animation Director, Facial Animation Lead and Senior Animators on implementing facial animations within the game engine
• Create key frame animation as well as working HMC data for in-game assets * while following the given style guide.
• Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
• Partners with designers, programmers and other departments involved

Skills & Requirements

Requirements:

• Solution-orientated individual with a passion for game development
• A thorough understanding of animation pipelines and the processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation
• Expert knowledge with Maya and other equivalent software
• Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations with specific demonstration of animation fundamentals
• Experience with next generation AAA game engines
• An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization
• High degree of self-motivation and initiative
• Inherent ability to bring out the best in people around you, and motivate your team
• Expert in time management, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to gather, analyse, and act on feedback from the team, openness to critique
• Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques
• Excellent English communication and written skills
• International travel may be required as part of the role

Pluses:

• Knowledge with Lumberyard/CryEngine
• Faceware experience
• Experience with rigging
• Python/Mel Scripting
• Strong interest in science fiction based themes
• Experience with Outsourcing and/or collaboration with external studios

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Cloud Imperium Games is a new kind of independent studio dedicated to delivering AAAexperiences outside the established publisher system, Founded by Chris Roberts, creator of the best selling Wing Commander and Freelancer series, Cloud Imperium is currently developing Star Citizen, a record-shattering crowd funded title that combines classic space sim gameplay with Hollywood-caliber visuals

Cloud Imperium aims to pave new ground in game development by sharing the process with the players. Where game development was once hidden, Cloud Imperium has opted to share the process with those backing Star Citizen. Supporters come to know the team and follow them every step of the way as the game created. The community is closely engaged and their feedback Is considered in all aspects of game development, avoiding standard publicity to put Roberts’ epic vision directly in players’ hands.
Cloud Imperium Games Corporation was founded in April 2012 by renowned game developer Chris Roberts (Wing Commander, Freelancer, Privateer) and his business partner and long-time international media attorney Ortwin Freyermuth. Under Roberts leadership using his long-standing relationships in the game space, Cloud Imperium quickly assembled a top tier development team for the creation of art assets, story elements, and an extensive prototype for its first game Star Citizen. Star Citizen is being marketed and launched via robertsspaceindustries.com.
Cloud Imperium has studios in Los Angeles, California ; Austin, Texas ; Manchester, UK and Frankfurt, Germany.