13 days ago
Location: Work from home or in-house from our brand-new studio in Cambridge, UK.
Level: Mid and above
About us: Ninja Theory is a five-time Bafta award winning games company based in Cambridge, UK and part of Xbox Game Studios. Our Mission is: To Craft Life-changing Art with Game-changing Tech and we are building the team that will help us fulfil that promise.
Your Role: As part of the animation department you will collaborate with the design, code and art departments to bring the in-game characters to life. You'll take raw motion captured performances and turn these into highly believable and detailed in-game assets.
You'll have a love for the interactive element of game animation. A strong understanding of body mechanics as well as an eye for the nuance of subtle performance. An ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, responding to feedback for quick iteration with agile development. You will be able to take a performance and manipulate this to create what is needed from dynamically driven game character.
Demonstrable real world production experience, editing motion capture assets and their application within a game engine. Have an understanding of both the animation process and the technicalities of implementing sequences and gameplay behaviours within a game engine.
You will have:
- Industry experience of working with motion capture data.
- Excellent knowledge of Motion Builder and Maya.
- The ability to use reference footage to reconstruct or enhance available data.
As a bonus you may also have:
- Experience of Unreal Engine.
- Working knowledge of motion capture acquisition tools (e.g. Vicon systems and Shogun live/post).
- Experience with facial animation data and the associated pipelines.
Our Values: Greatness through Excellence, Teamwork & Integrity.
We offer great pay, wide-ranging benefits and flexible working arrangements so you can focus on what matters. We avoid hierarchy, egos and crunch, preferring trust, talent and experience to see us through. You will be part of an inclusive group of ninjas who know what it takes to succeed, and who will encourage and support you to do the same.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a BAFTA Award winning studio in the Xbox Game Studios Group and be part of pushing the boundaries of interactive entertainment.
Please note, this advert closes on Tuesday 3rd August.