3D Animator

Location CLEVELAND, Ohio
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3D Animator - Job Title: Senior 3D Animator
**Note**: Final Designation/Level will be decided based on the relevant experience and interview ratings

Create high quality 3D animations for the game, including biped and animal character animation and environmental animation, across a wide range of styles.
Work with Art Directors and Lead Artists to understand the high quality objectives and ensure animation style consistency across the game.
Work alongside the other departments and disciplines to understand both the Design and the Engine limitations and deliver the best functional animations possible.
Contribute to the set-up and maintenance of the animation pipeline.
Provide accurate time estimates for tasks and meet production deadlines.
Integrate animations to the game while ensuring technical constraints are met.
Verify in-game animation quality with the Art Director and adapt according to feedback.
Collaborate with Technical Artists to design and build custom rigs and skeletons
Collaborate with Character and FX artists to ensure best possible animation fidelity.
Act as mentor for more junior artists.


Excellent skills in key frame animation.
Excellent knowledge of 3DS Max and Character Studio
Understanding of the character and animation pipeline including rigging and integration.
Up to date knowledge of current animation techniques and development processes..
Deep understanding of animation theory and technique.
Good understanding of game development process and limitations.
Good knowledge of human and animal anatomy and movement, body language and the mechanics of expression of emotion.
Knowledge of Photoshop, Motion Builder and Maxscript is an asset
Rigging/weighting experience is a plus
Experience using Perforce and jira
Acting experience is an asset

Personal Qualities:

Excellent cross-team communication skills.
Excellent self-organization skills.
Able to work to deadlines under pressure and with minimal supervision.
Open to receive and act on constructive criticism.
Ability to work collaboratively in an open team environment.
A positive attitude and a commitment to bringing fresh ideas to the team and the game.
A passion for gaming and for making games, playing current titles and keeping abreast of industry trends.
Excellent work ethic with diligence in time keeping and focused attention to detail.

Company: TAG CommUnity

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