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3D Animator



HB Studios is seeking a 3D Animator to join their team of developers and creators to work on the PGA TOUR 2K Golf game for console and PC. The animator will be responsible for creating high-quality animation, building realistic human motion for gameplay and cinematics, and collaborating with other subject areas to meet project goals. The ideal candidate should have 2 to 4+ years of industry experience in animation, solid knowledge of human body mechanics and locomotion, and technical experience working with Maya or Motion Builder. They should also be self-motivated, a reliable teammate, and an effective communicator. The position is available for remote, onsite, or hybrid work arrangements.

Job description

HB Studios is a driving force in the creation of sports video games and the studio behind PGA TOUR 2K Golf – presently working on Console and PC. We have an opportunity for a 3D Animator to join our team of developers, creators, and fans, who are passionate about the art and process involved in video game development.

As a 3D Animator, you will work with a team of professionals to build and maintain top quality animation that breathes life into one of the fastest growing sports game series in the industry!

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create high-quality animation and collaborate with all other subject areas to meet project and aesthetic goals set out by production and leads.
  • Build realistic human motion for gameplay and cinematics applying mocap data.
  • Animate props using rig and constraint systems.
  • Hand key facial rigs and polish facial mocap data.
  • Work within a game engine and pipeline to ensure all completed assets are in a build ready format.
  • Maintain a high level of quality working within design and technical constraints while balancing performance issues.
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers on implementation, troubleshooting, and debugging of animation systems.
  • Respond to direction with an open-mind and eagerness to refine character animation to ensure the highest quality and applicability of the game.
  • Provide input to the improvement and evolution of animation production methods, tools, and techniques.
  • Build positive working relationships and participate in team meetings.
  • Mentor and guide less experienced team members.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Typically 2 to 4+ years of industry experience in Animation.
  • Solid knowledge of human body mechanics and locomotion.
  • Proven technical experience working with Maya or Motion Builder.
  • Proven experience working with motion capture data and game engines (Unity/Unreal).
  • Experience with source control software (Perforce or Git).
  • Ability to visualize and design move-groups/controllers.
  • Technical knowledge of rigging and skinning is considered a plus.
  • A self-motivated, creative, and driven individual.
  • A reliable teammate with the ability to work independently.
  • An effective communicator in both verbally and written forms.
  • A detail-oriented person with flexibility and problem-solving skills.

If you are interested in joining HB Studios, please apply today with your resume and portfolio!

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use and accounts.


Location: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Country: Canada

Date found: 2023-03-01

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