3D Animator - Manchester city centre - High salary

  • Category
    Development Roles - DevOps
  • Location
    Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary
  • External Reference

A 3D animator is needed to join a busy, ambitions office in the centre of Manchester.

The role will involve animating characters or animals used in our wide range of sporting and games in Maya, clean and blend motion capture data, and produce traditional key-frame animation.

Working hand in hand with our team of Animators, you will have plenty of creative freedom you will also be well supported enabling you to grow and expand your skills.

The Manchester Graphics team is made up of highly skilled 2D and 3D graphics artists, a mixture of Designers, Animators, Modellers, Lighting, Renderers and Technical Artists.

Skills required

*Must be skilled in motion capture clean-up and clip blending
*Must have experience animating in Maya, particularly utilizing and blending motion capture data in the Maya Time Editor
*Must have experience utilizing and blending motion capture data in Motion Builder
*Must be experienced in key-frame animation in Maya.
*Show a sound understanding of animation principles
*Show a sound understanding of camera animation and shot composition
*Knowledge of custom bones rig building and skinning would also be advantageous.
*Knowledge of general modelling, lighting and rendering in Maya would be advantageous. Knowledge of tools such as 3dsmax, Adobe Photoshop, ZBrush and After Effects/Nuke/Fusion would be highly desirable.
*Must have strong organisational skills and a good eye for detail.
*Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal) and at ease working within a team.
*Must have very good time management skills and be capable of working to tight deadlines.
*A good knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel and Word would be advantageous.
*A general knowledge/interest in sports would be very beneficial

This role comes with many benefits such as;

*Central city location
*Flexible start times from 8-10am
*1 day a week working from home
*Working hours - 7.5 per day
*No crunch/overtime
*5% employer / 3% employee pension
*Life Insurance 2 x base salary
*Free Fruit/Tea/Coffee
*Payday breakfast Butties
*Social room (table tennis, pool , PS4, darts)
*25 days annual leave plus birthday day off. Option to buy/sell up to 5 days leave.
*Bike ride to work scheme
*Free eye tests
*Social Events Committee - organised social outing such and VR experiences, escape rooms, climbing, Christmas and Summer events etc
*Team Lunches to celebrate Client Launches
*Casual dress code

If interested please reply with your cv to barneyashworth@spring.com

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Barney Ashworth