Black Shamrock

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 100% Remote

Full time

Aug 24

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Black Shamrock is looking for a talented Animator to join the team in our studio in Dublin City. We are looking for someone who can engage with dynamic projects in our co-development with other studios as well as work on our own internal projects to design and rig from scratch.  

What You Will Be Doing

  • Create animations for in-game AI controlled characters but also for in-game scripted sequences.
  • Create and maintain high-end key frame animations (body motions and facial expression).
  • Motion-capture clean up and post animation to fit to the defined animation style.
  • Integration & test of produced animations inside the game engine.
  • Gain knowledge of the production pipeline process.
  • Work with the production artists and developers and ensure that game assets are animation and game ready.
  • Attend animation dailies.

What You Need to Succeed

  • At least 2 years of experience in animation (ideally within the video games industry)
  • Strong understanding of traditional animation principles
  • Ability to use acting skills, which bring characters to life - as well as clearly communicate simple ideas
  • Experience and strong knowledge with a 3D graphic package such as Maya or 3Ds Max
  • Organized and detail oriented, with the ability to work quickly and collaboratively
  • Ability to receive and apply critique on your work and complete tasks by the assigned due dates
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


What You Should Have

  • Experience with implementing animations in Unity or Unreal 
  • A portfolio and/or show real to include in your application
  • Knowledge of Motion Builder
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with emphasis on proactivite

What Would Be an Advantage

  • Experience with MoCap technology and process is a distinct advantage
  • Prior Video Games Animation experience is a particular benefit

Please ensure all applications include examples of your work in a portfolio or website link.

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