Splash DamageJobsAnimation Technical Director

Animation Technical Director

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Job Description

As Splash Damage's Animation TD you will create, develop and refine all technical aspects of the animation production pipeline including character / facial / creature / mechanical animation rig set-ups. You will also work be responsible for working with and creating real-time animations.

  • Develop procedures, tools and rigs to allow for a streamlined and efficient animation pipeline
  • Provide support for the implementation of motion capture into the charac-ter animation pipeline
  • Supervise the design, integration; validate the animations in the engine and the in-game cinematics and the facial animation pipeline
  • Be the point of contact within the animation group
  • Work with programmers to develop new or improved animation technologies for the game engine

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 5 years of experience in animation, 2 of which with animation integration systems or other equivalent experience
  • Excellent knowledge of animation software (Digital Content Creation Softwares, ex. Maya, - - Motion builder, rigging)
  • Knowledge of motion capture workflows and systems
  • Good verbal and written English skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Excellent character animation skills
  • Knowledge of MAX or MEL scripting
  • Knowledge of Python scripting

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