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Division: Arkane Studios - Texas | Department: Art | Location: Austin , TX, US

Arkane Studios is seeking an exceptional Animator to join our Austin team! The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating real-time animation for in-game characters and cinematics. The Animator will report to the Lead Animator and the ideal candidate should have a strong sense of body mechanics, appealing poses and strong sense of timing.



·         Create high quality realistic / stylized realism animations utilizing hand key animation

·         Create and maintain high-end key frame animations (weight, body motions and facial expression)

·         Integrate and clean up motion-captured animations and adapt them to the defined animation style and parameters

·         Collaborate with other disciplines to create a cohesive vision and experience

·         Troubleshoot and solve animation issues with all departments

·         Implement animation assets into game engine and iterate as needed



·         Shipped at least 1 game title as an Animator

·         2+ years of experience in the games industry

·         Technical experience working with game engines and game animation implementation.

·         Strong knowledge of Maya animation and/or Max animation packages

·         Expert knowledge of basic principles of animation: timing, dynamics & body mechanics

·         Strong acting and staging skills with focus on realistic animation styles

·         Receptive to constructive feedback and willingness to work through an iterative process

·         Adapt to technical dependencies and engine limitations

·         Excellent organizational, teamwork, and communication skills

·         Experienced with proprietary editors or other engines like idTech, Unreal, or CryEngine

·         Passion for video games


Desired Skills:

·         Experience animating creatures or quadruped characters

·         Experience editing Motion Capture using Motion Builder or other software packages

·         Bachelor’s degree in Art, Animation, or Game Development



As part of the application process, please submit work samples which demonstrate the following:

·         Demo reel - include examples of previous animation work

·         A shot breakdown should be included with an explanation of responsibilities

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