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Animator - Studio Orbital (Remote)

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Description

We are nDreams, an award-winning independent developer and publisher, delivering world-leading interactive VR experiences.

nDreams Studio Orbital is looking for talented people to help pioneer development in live service games for VR that will entertain players for years. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the heart of both a new team and project right from the start.

We are building a fully remote studio that holds creative diversity as a core value. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, genders and experience levels to apply for this role.

THE ROLE

Are you an experienced animator who is excited about the immersive potential of VR and can breathe life into our awe-inspiring alien worlds?

You will take ownership for all animations created at Orbital and work collaboratively across the project to create engaging animations that complement the visual style, embellish the design, to be optimal and realised successfully in-game.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Collaborate with the art director to bring the world and characters to life. Create an emotional bond with players to draw them into our VR experience.
  • Deliver cohesive, dynamic and believable animations for all manner of fantastical creatures, bi-peds, robot AI and future technology.
  • Effectively communicate and illustrate animation intentions to the team.
  • Verify animations in VR and make improvements where necessary to fit technical limitations and artistic direction.
  • Support the project as we move into the live operations phase of development.
  • Contribute to other areas of the project when possible - such as marketing artwork, environmental animations, and rigging.

Requirements

  • Has a strong portfolio of animation in a variety of styles that highlight timing, spacing, weight and believability
  • Experience animating in Maya
  • Real-time engine experience, ideally in Unreal.
  • Creating animations in Sequencer, with a knowledge of blueprints.
  • Experience in the games industry, preferably with several published products within Console, PC, VR or Mobile
  • Interested in the latest VR technologies and current trends in art content creation.
  • Working knowledge of industry standard project management tools and source control software.
  • A creative thinker with strong problem-solving abilities and commitment to personal development.
  • Positive and outgoing personality with a can-do attitude who is able to adapt based on feedback.
  • Bonus points for After Effects animation experience.

Benefits

Our growing studio shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and defining the future of VR. We encourage an open, creative, and diverse culture and empower people to explore their ideas and put their own stamp on projects. With humble beginnings of our own, we combine big projects and opportunities with a personal, caring touch. We’re proud of our culture – come and see why!

We offer some great perks, including flexible core hours, private health insurance, pension, two duvet days plus a day off to celebrate your birthday. As you’d guess, we provide all the equipment you need to create amazing VR experiences.

We are a remote first studio with the advantages that brings. We will hold social get togethers once per quarter to bond and become the best team we can be.

Salary is competitive and dependent on your experience.

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