Los Angeles, CA
As a member of the VALORANT Animation team reporting to the Manager of Animation Art, you bring agents to life through classic animation principles and body mechanics. You will create high-quality animations for a diverse and expanding universe, including bipeds, quadrupeds, and creatures. You'll also create memorable first person ability and weapon animation sets. A great reel will showcase a variety of walk cycles, a diverse selection of game-related animation, first person animation and a strong foundation in the principles of animation, including weight, anticipation, and influence. Also working to expand our current content pipeline, you will work with designers and artists to develop new features and technologies. Your craft expertise will breathe life into iconic and beloved characters for our players.
As a Senior Animator on VALORANT, you will begin by working directly with our premium content team to help create our eye catching, expressive, and anticipated weapon skins. You will create animations that fit our established style as well as animation tree creation, and some rigging work. As an animator on VALORANT you are conversant in the FPS/Tactical Shooter space, you understand the impact of animation on a competitive game.
• Create industry-leading AAA animation assets
• Work autonomously on multiple projects with various leads and subject matter
• Recognize and communicate areas of opportunity for animation
• Meet project deadlines on time without compromising artistic integrity
• Consistently communicate with the team by giving and receiving feedback, directing next steps, and providing clear goals and outcomes to your team
• 5+ years of professional experience working in animation and rigging
• 5+ years of professional experience working in Maya
• Experience working with various game engines from licensed to proprietary (Unity, Unreal, etc.)
• Strong examples of First Person gameplay animation sets in shipped AAA titles
• Multiple years of experience creating first person assets
• Shipped at least one AAA FPS title
As a part of the application process, you will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete an art test.
Riot has a focus on work/life balance, shown by our open paid time off policy, in addition to other perks such as flexible work schedules. We offer medical, dental, and life insurance, parental leave for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children and a 401k with company match. Check out our benefits pages for more information.
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