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CD PROJEKT RED

Gameplay Animator

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CD PROJEKT RED
🇵🇱 Warsaw

To create revolutionary, story-driven RPGs which go straight to the hearts of gamers — this is our mission. As a driven team of talented professionals from all around the globe, we want to earn our place as one of the world’s top video-game developers, push narrative boundaries, and build unforgettable stories that set and redefine the standards for the genre.

Job Description

CD PROJEKT RED is looking for an exceptional, talented and experienced Gameplay Animator to join our team. The person on this position will be responsible for character and creature animation as well as for animations of other in-game objects. Gameplay animators in our company work very closely with Gameplay Designers, Programmers, and Animation TDs so technical and implementation knowledge is crucial. You will also be responsible for the preparation of mocap materials, their dynamics, and overall quality as well as for the implementation of animations into the game.

You’re probably wondering what’s it like to be an animator at CD PROJEKT RED. Well, it’s refreshingly different! We’re giving our animators a lot of freedom in terms of creativity – we have our own motion capture studio and animate everything in-house. You’ll have a shot not only at animating humanoids and animals, but also machines and creatures that are a real challenge to bring to life. At RED, every animator is responsible for a piece of the project, so you feel you’re a a part of things. If you’ve been looking for change, you just found it!

Daily responsibilities

  • Creating high quality animation assets with low turnover time.
  • Reporting animation wip’s and doubts to the Animation Lead.
  • Solving everyday problems while thinking creatively and globally.
  • Understanding of animation pipeline and the processes involved from the conceptual phase to implementation.
  • Preparing keyframe animation assets.
  • Preparing mocap materials.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of documented experience in video game animation or 3 years in film industry.
  • Very good knowledge of Motion Builder and / or Maya.
  • Preferred graduation in the field of animation including animation courses.
  • Solid knowledge of animation principles and an eye for dynamic poses.
  • Experience in animation bipedal / quadruped characters and other organic and inorganic forms.
  • Experience working with motion capture technology including set up, acting and animation cleanup.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with game designers and programmers.
  • Outstanding creativity and very strong commitment to a project.
  • Passion for games and in general for animation.

Additional Information

  • Perks & Professional Growth
  • Flexible working hours — start your workday anytime between 8:00 and 10:00 AM.
  • A welcome pack filled with goodies — to help you feel right at home once you join the team.
  • Trainings, lectures and courses — internal workshops, external training for each employee, ‘Meet a star’ events, knowledge-sharing initiatives, online tutorials, and e-learning classes are all available. There’s always something to learn!
  • Merch — employee store discounts at CD PROJEKT RED Gear, gifts for newborn rebels and regular chances to nab some cool swag!
  • Health & Well-being
  • Private medical healthcare — a selection of medical plans with dental care to choose from, which are also accessible for your partner and relatives.
  • Support during COVID-19 — regular tests and COVID vaccinations at the studio as well as professional advice and guidance from a specialist doctor.
  • Psychological care — free mental health support and various well-being webinars.
  • Multisport card — gain access to a wide number of sporting and fitness facilities across the city.
  • Social Activities & Life in the Office
  • Dog-friendly office — dog owner? Bring your pooch with you and look after them while working! There’s always a furry friend or two to meet at the studio.
  • Social events — we host regular gatherings at the studio where we can all unwind, play games, and just have some fun together.
  • Healthy selections — ​​organic fruit, snacks, muesli, organic honey, vegan milk, and specialty coffee are all at your disposal around the studio. Enjoy!
  • Truly international working environment — a chance to meet and work with a diverse selection of people from all around the world.