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Senior Animator, Locomotion

Epic Games

Cary, NC 04-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

What We Do

Push your artistic talent to the limit on a team of world-class environment, character and concept artists who strive to innovate and inspire.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is searching for Senior Animators to join our Movement team working on Fortnite. You'll use motion capture as a base and also need hand-key animation skills to add style and appeal. You need a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of animation and how they relate to gameplay feel and the ability to implement animations in the Unreal 5 game engine using our motion matching system.

In this role, you will
• Create character-specific animations for locomotion systems in Fortnite
• Take animation from initial concept through implementation in Unreal Engine 5 using our motion matching system
• Drive collaboration across disciplines, including Production, Design, Technical Animation, Technical Design, and implementation to help drive the style and feel of Fortnite's animation
• Collaborate with leads in a dailies-style critique environment, and find optimal solutions, and address basic issues as they arise
• Refine animations and gameplay feel as needed to get the best quality animation within the timeline

What we're looking for
• A strong animation reel showing expertise in motion capture as well as key-framed character and creature animation
• Relevant experience in Maya, Motion Builder, and gameplay systems
• Good instincts for realistic and stylized motions
• Familiarity with the Unreal Engine 5 art pipeline
• Related skills; such as modeling, skinning, and rigging
• Experience shipping at least one title

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0xxj6-3-230-173-188-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.