Senior Animator Freelance (Remote)
UNIT9 is seeking an experienced & talented Senior Animator (with Technical Background) to work remotely and support our studio on an ambitious VR project. You will collaborate with the rest of the team and key stakeholders, to design the product’s vision. You will work alongside the Production team to set out guidelines for the expected quality, pipeline & processes to implement performance captured character animation data within the Unity Engine. You are comfortable in taking on both creative and technical challenges and excellent at problem solving and communication skills under time constraints. You will have a good understanding of best practices in development through all phases of interactive production. A solid understanding of the Unity Engine pipeline is a requirement. Your knowledge and understanding of animation and development will enable you to offer advice and make recommendations to the team.
Thorough knowledge of end to end character animation workflow / pipelines
Experience working with high-fidelity motion capture strongly advantageous
Experience of Unity character setup and support
Working knowledge of Maya for character rigging, texturing and shader
Working knowledge of Motion Capture Processes and retargeting of data
Working knowledge of Autodesk Motionbuilder
Counseling with Producers on best practices and advising on pipeline design
Pro-active regarding pipeline design and optimisation
Supporting quality standards and ensuring content is meeting technical requirements
Supporting the Technical Lead in tasks and duties.
Advising implementation process from MotionBuilder to Unity
Providing technical support on the animation tools to the team
Advising on QA process for FBX characters and animation data deliverables in Unity
Testing animation deliverables in conjunction with animators, programmers and other team members as required
Communicative written and spoken English is a must.
Contact: Please send your CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org