The ideal candidate is an outstanding animator who possesses a strong understanding of animation fundamentals and feels equally comfortable with keyframing and mocap editing. Animators at 343 can have the opportunity to work on a variety of areas and features and must be flexible and versatile enough to move from gameplay animation to cinematics as project needs arise.
Create and implement high quality animations for in-game characters
Work closely with the gameplay animation lead and feature guardians to execute the defined animation style for the project
Collaborate with other animators to deliver a consistent and high bar for animation quality
Collaborate with other disciplines to deliver incredible character experiences
3+ years of work experience in Game or Film industry
Highly proficient with Maya – Experience with and proven ability in successfully creating, editing and implementing animation using Maya.
Excellent understanding of the principles of animation and how best to adapt those to create believable characters and experiences.
The ability to understand the needs of gameplay animation from multiple perspectives, animation quality, design requirements, and player experience and expectations
Experience working with one or more game engines
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Having shipped at least 2 AAA game
A passion for the Halo Universe
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