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Cloud Imperium Games

Wilmslow - United Kingdom
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Animator - Austin TX


Cloud Imperium Games is looking for an Animator to join us in our Austin studio!


• Collaborate with Animation Director, Animation Lead and Senior Animators on implementing animations within the game engine
• Work with motion capture data to implement locomotion sets, background characters and scripted events 
• Key-frame ability also a requirement for 1st person Player actions and non-human characters. 
• Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
• Partners with designers, programmers and other departments involved
• and such other duties and responsibilities assigned by Cloud Imperium Games reasonably consistent with employee’s skills and experience


• 2+ years of professional experience in game development – in an Animator capacity
• Shipped (from pre-production to release) 1-2+, large scale, 3D titles (PC, current/next-gen consoles)
• Positive, solution-orientated individual with a passion for game development
• Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations with specific demonstration of animation fundamentals
• Proficient in Motionbuilder and Motion editing 
• Good Knowledge with Maya
• 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, remains positive, 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
• International travel may be required as part of the role


• Knowledge with CryENGINE
• Motion Capture experience (Motionbuilder)
• Cinematography knowledge
• Experience with rigging
• Strong interest in science fiction based themes
• Experience with Outsourcing and/or collaboration with external studios
• Experience with 3DS Max
• Experience with Motionbuilder Python Scripting
• Experience with OptiTrack System and Motion capture shoots is a bonus

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