Senior 3D Character Animator – Contract

Senior 3D Character Animator – Contract

Bluepoint Games is looking for SENIOR 3D CHARACTER ANIMATORs to join our team on a contract basis. Help us define the quality of gameplay animations and cinematic animations in AAA titles developed for cutting-edge home video game consoles. We are preferably looking for individuals with more than five years of experience and at least one shipped title, but we are open to anyone with exceptional talent and a true passion for creating best-in-class animation.

Please note: This is not an entry-level or mid-level position. Professional experience is required.

Responsibilities

  • Create benchmark animations with good sense of physics and realistic movement
  • Generate realistic facial and lip sync animations for in-game motions and real-time cinematic scenes
  • Work with Project Leads to elevate animations to the next level
  • Inspire, mentor, and support the Animation team in creating impactful animation
  • Quickly produce prototype animations

Minimum Qualifications

  • A demo reel reflecting high-quality animations for both humans and creatures
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the animation industry
  • Experience working with raw motion capture data
  • Experience with facial animation and basic understanding of FACS.
  • Self-motivated, strong communication skills, and a team-player attitude
  • Able to produce top quality hand-key animation
  • Strong understanding of animation principles
  • Ability to work onsite at our facility in Austin, TX
  • Understanding of game engine blend trees

The ideal candidate shall also have:

  • Knowledge of Maya
  • AAA console experience as 3D animator
  • Basic understanding of rigging

About Bluepoint

The Bluepoint team is preparing for our next remake of a classic. Want to be part of creating something special, a game millions of gamers are eagerly anticipating?
Bluepoint Games is a small studio with big ideas, always looking for elite game development talent to join our family. If you too stand for quality and attention to detail, then join us in delivering nothing less than the games fans want to play.
Since our inception in 2006, Bluepoint Games has worked on many critically acclaimed franchises such as God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Flower, Gravity Rush, Titanfall, and Uncharted.
For these reasons and many others – Hill Country, lakes, and live music; an inspired university town with a thriving high-tech industry and creative community – we proudly call Austin home. We’re confident you’ll love it here, too!

To Apply

If you meet the requirements specified above and you feel the potential calling you, please email your resume and materials to jobs@bluepointgames.com. Include “Senior 3D Character Animator – Contract” and your name in the subject line.
If you currently reside outside of the US, please state whether you are legally authorized to work in the US.