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3D Animator

Company: GROVER GAMING
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: 3D AnimatorDepartment: NC ArtReports To: Art LeadStatus: ExemptWHO WE ARE: Grover Gaming, headquartered in Greenville, North Carolina, is a software design and development company that specializes in electronic gaming throughout the United States and Canada. Having more than 390 employees located in seven states, we are working every day toward building a strong foundation of humble, passionate people, effective processes, and superior products. Our dedication to customer service, adaptability, and a diverse range of products has solidified our position as a global leader in the electronic gaming industry. Grover Gaming is a 3-year Inc 5000 award recipient, recognizing the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States and was recently honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award. Glassdoor ranked Grover Gaming Number 2 in its Best Places to Work list in 2022 among companies across the US with less than 1,000 employees. Our company strives to support local communities and has helped raise over $325 Million for charities through its partnerships in charitable gaming markets.SUMMARY: The ideal candidate has experience animating characters and assets in a fun stylized approach. A solid grasp of animation principles demonstrated through character, VFX, and motion graphics animation is essential. You will work across all aspects of a game's life cycle, owning the responsibility of animation through pre-production to the final milestone. Blending artistic expertise and technical ability, you will bring visually stimulating content to life that will enhance game play-ability and showcase original experiences to a wide player audience.QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborating effectively with artists and programmers to create high quality, stylized 3d character animations for games produced by the teamRigging and weight painting the prepared 3d characters for animationAnimating real time popups/motion graphics in 3d space to be used in Unity3DBuilding strong, stylized visual effects to enhance key gameplay momentsWorking with the art team to create dynamic and engaging particle systems in Unity's Shuriken Particle EditorCreating high quality animations of characters or art assets specifically for marketing promos and sizzle reel videosDemonstrating company Mission, Vision, and Values as an ambassador of MVVREQUIREMENTS:A strong portfolio demonstrating understanding of animation principles as they apply to a variety of stylized 3D character animationsArt degree preferred or equivalent work experience1-2 years prior experience in a related positionExperience developing motion graphics elements for any type of mediaPreferred Requirements:Experience in using the Unity3D engine (importing assets, animation editor, shuriken particle system)Familiarity with VFX pipelines in gamesCompetency in both Photoshop and After EffectsWork experience in mobile or casino gaming industriesExperience with Unity 3D particle systems Tools Provided:Autodesk Maya (Animbot Plugin)Full Adobe Creative SuiteUnity 3DWORK ENVIRONMENT: The usual work environment is typical of an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with no material or weather-related hazards except those associated with travel. This Job Description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing Company objectives. The description incorporates the most typical duties performed and covers only the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed. The inclusion of those duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position. PI180140763

Keywords: GROVER GAMING, Wilmington , 3D Animator, Other , Wilmington, North Carolina

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