Cryptic Studios Recruiting Animator (Seattle)
Company: Cryptic Studios
Location: Los Gatos (United States)
Start Date: immediately
We are currently looking for a full-time Animator. Join the Cryptic team where you can influence and illustrate a fanciful universe that will be recreated in three dimensions for console and PC platforms, in an environment that allows your art skills to flourish. If you have the skills to create fun and appealing animations and a thorough understanding of animation fundamentals, you could help shape the Cryptic universe.
We actively balance our work with the personal lives of our employees. At Cryptic, we only hire the best and most talented people who love the work, the genre and the game.
Every day you could be:
Creating appealing animation content.
Learning new tools and processes, such as basic level scripting required for our sequencer system and new software packages.
Developing new animation rigs when necessary, with a basic understanding of related features such as constraints, wiring, Ik Chains, etc.
Utilizing proprietary animation-related features such as blending, fx skeletons and the sequencer as integral tools in the development of assets.
Defining character personality based on fluid motion, organic movement and storytelling through animation.
What we’d like to see:
A complete knowledge and understanding of animation theory and the importance of posing and contrasts.
Two to five years of experience in game development.
Three to five years experience with 3D Studio Max, Maya, XSI or other 3D software with a focus on animation.
Two to eight game titles shipped.
Previous experience managing a small team, including daily knowledge of direct reports’ tasks, objectives and accomplishments and the ability to gauge team members’ skill sets and cater to their strengths and weaknesses.
A strong portfolio, demo reel or web site with high-quality art renderings.
Strong knowledge in 3DS Max, including animation, rigging, and modeling.
Your portfolio should contain:
A minimum of 12 pieces of 3D art, showing wireframe and texture maps if applying for a modeling position, and full range of motion for animation positions.
All work shown must be in a final state. Works in progress are acceptable only if the minimum amount of pieces has been satisfied.
All work should reflect the position you are applying for
This position is located in Seattle. Applicants must be willing to relocate.
Apply here:- http://www.crypticstudios.com/node/57
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