3D ANIMATOR

OVERVIEW

 

We are looking for a super switched on 3D Animator to work in our amazing art team.

As a Candidate you should be comfortable animating humans, animals and creatures of all shapes and sizes. You will need to excel at convincing character animation and working as part of a team.

This role is full-time, based in-house. We can consider permanent or in-house contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in Australia.

Please include a link to your Portfolio demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Use traditional animation fundamentals to craft game motions that range from stylized to hyper-realistic.

  • Respond well to instruction, feedback, take initiative in one's work and be willing to iterate multiple times.

  • Troubleshoot tool implementations and suggest workflow improvements in order to increase the efficiency and creativity of the team.

  • To create high-quality animation assets to integrate with your titles.

  • Constant research & interpretation of the latest trends in animation.

  • Help improve and innovate of workflow practices

  • To help in reinforcing great teamwork and amazing studio culture!

REQUIRED SKILLS​

  • 3+ years of experience in video game production with shipped titles in an Animation role.

  • Excellent knowledge of animating using Maya, with outstanding animation skills demonstrating knowledge and application of weight, timing, pace, poses and storytelling

  • Excellent understanding of how animation must work in harmony with the game design

  • Excellent initiative, self-motivation, communication, organisational and problem solving skills, as well as team working and the ability to accept and follow direction

  • Advanced level of knowledge with animation tools

  • Genuine passion for games and animation, bringing characters to life with realistic human and animal motion

  • Ability to integrate animations into game-engine.

  • Advanced level of knowledge with either Unity or Unreal Engine. (Or both!)

  • The ability to prioritise and work on multiple tasks simultaneously and manage competing priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction.

  • Understanding of mobile / console games and the industry as a whole.

  • Conduct strategy audits with your lead to identify further opportunities to improve the way we do things.

  • Think on their feet and act quickly.

  • Have a can-do with the ability to turn a negative into a positive, no problem is too great.

BONUS POINTS

  • Familiarity in Rigging and Skinning with Autodesk Maya.

  • Additional art skills such as drawing, modelling and texturing.

  • Good knowledge of anatomy and a thorough understanding of biomechanics, kinesiology for humanoids and animals.

If you're ready to stand out from the crowd and deliver exceptional work please keep reading…

WHAT WE OFFER!

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options (although for the time being all working from home) 

  • Amazing culture and team, we have some of the best people in Australia (we're not bias at all ;) ) 

  • Incredible chance for progression. We're agile and fast growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role. 

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world  - just take a look at our website!

PLEASE APPLY WITH YOUR CV AND KILLER COVER LETTER WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Why are you applying for our role at Playside? 

  • Tell us all about yourself!

  • What is your proudest work achievement?

  • Why do you think you're the one for this role? 

  • Why are you leaving your current role?

  • How many weeks' notice do you need?

OUR PROCESS

 

We want you to get to know us as much as we get to know you! Our process will go as follows: 

  • You apply with your killer Portfolio, cover letter and CV

  • Quick phone call chat with our People & Culture Manager Lauren

  • You may then be invited in for a Zoom interview to outline all of your past work and we will let you know all about Playside.

  • We may then give you a short activity to complete to display how you work

  • 2nd stage Zoom call, to meet with some more of our Playsiders. 

 

Only candidates successful for a role will be contacted. Do keep an eye on our LinkedIn page and careers page to future roles. 

In order for your application to be considered, you must submit a portfolio or other samples of your work. All portfolios must contain a detailed shot breakdown of the work. It must be very clear what you, the applicant, are responsible for in your reel, screenshots, scanned pictures, web page portfolio, etc.