Gameplay Animator

Culver City, CA

Are you ready to shape the future of virtual reality?  Survios is at the forefront of VR game development and is pioneering the future of immersive technologies. Since inception, we have taken a holistic approach to virtual reality innovation, developing software, and games hand-in-hand to take VR to places that no one has dreamed possible.   We are constantly pushing the boundaries of VR, and are looking for a Gameplay Animator to bring our characters in the virtual world to life!

 Responsibilities:

  • Creating high quality game animations using Mocap and Hand-Keyed methods and implementing them in Unreal Engine 4.
  • Collaborate closely with Designers, Engineers and Tech Artists to prototype and implement animations, gameplay features, cinematics, etc.
  • Tackle unique challenges for animating in VR and inventing new solutions that provide immersive and impactful experiences.
  • Organizing and improving upon existing animation pipelines and workflows.

 Requirements:

  • 3+ years in the video game industry with credits on multiple titles
  • Excellent animation skills with a solid understanding of timing, momentum, weight, and anticipation.
  • Ability to create high quality animations in Maya and implement them in Unreal.
  • Work with design and engineering to create new ways of presenting and interacting with animations in VR.
  • Ability to use the unreal engine debug tools to solve gameplay problems and work with designers and programmers to find a solution
  • Ability to modify and cleanup Mocap data into usable game animations..
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present feedback and ideas in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
  • Eager to share knowledge and information to help level-up the Animation Team’s skills.
  • Strong organization skills.

 Pluses:

  • Working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4 is a plus
  • Knowledge of character rigging
  • Experience with facial animation
  • Passion for pushing the envelope of interactive character animation
  • Highly motivated and proactive with a CAN DO attitude
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • A gamer with a sense for game design.

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