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Cloud Imperium Games


UK, Wilmslow

United Kingdom

Art and Animation





Permanent | Full Time


Company Description

Cloud Imperium Games Ltd in Wilmslow, United Kingdom is looking for an Animator to work with the design team under direction of the Lead and Animation Director on animation related areas within Squadron 42 for Star Citizen.


  • Collaborate with Animation Director, Animation Lead and Senior Animators on implementing animations within the game engine
  • Working mostly with motion capture data to implement locomotion sets, background characters and scripted events. Key frame ability necessary but the focus will be motion capture editing.
  • Ensure timely completion of animation commitments at the desired quality bar
  • Partners with designers, programmers and other departments involved

  • 2+ years of professional experience in game development - in an Animator capacity
  • Shipped (from pre-production to release) 1-2+, large scale, 3D titles (PC, current/next-gen consoles)
  • Positive, solution-orientated individual with a passion for game development
  • Good knowledge with Maya / Motionbuilder
  • Ability to create fluid, smooth, realistic animations with specific demonstration of animation fundamentals
  • Experience with next generation AAA game engines
  • An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Inherent ability to bring out the best in people around you, remains positive, and motivate your team
  • Expert in time management, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to gather, analyse, and act on feedback from the team, openness to critique
  • Passion and constant drive to stay up to date with latest technology and new techniques

  • Knowledge with CryENGINE
  • Motion Capture experience (Motionbuilder)
  • Cinematography knowledge
  • Experience with rigging
  • Strong interest in science fiction based themes
  • Experience with Outsourcing and/or collaboration with external studios

Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire, UK

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