Junior Rigger

Junior Rigger


Job Description:

Are you a passionate animator? Are you looking to put your new skills to the test and learn from an experienced team? Are you excited to collaborate with a team of innovative and passionate developers in a games studio that has the wellbeing of employees at the forefront of our ethics? AntiMatter Games asks you to read on! You’ll be bringing your experience and knowledge to our robust animation department working on exciting projects such as our current project IGI: Origins. This is a permanent role based onsite in our Cornwall Studio (working 2 days a week from home optionally).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the art team to understand the overall game vision and rigging and skinning needs.
  • Rig and skin characters and objects while staying organized (keeping your scenes clean, following naming conventions, etc.).
  • Find balance between artistic aspects and technical constraints with the help of technical directors.
  • Partner with character modellers to troubleshoot models when needs be.
  • Work closely with animators to make models move believably and overcome any motion-related limitations.

Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience in video game rigging, modelling and/or animation or other relevant experience
  • Knowledge of 3D software (3DS Max, Maya, and MotionBuilder) + familiarity with scripting
  • Understanding of anatomy and cloth
  • Good observation, problem-solving, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Good scripting  skills, with the ability to write clear, well-structured, and documented code

Beneficial Skills:

  • Experience with JIRA and/or Agile
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4/5 or other game engines

Why AntiMatter?

AntiMatter Games is Cornwall’s largest game development studio. We developed Rising Storm, PC Gamer’s ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year’, and the critically acclaimed sequel Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.

Working for Antimatter means working on exciting and innovative video games every day!  We have a strong company culture, where our employees are encouraged to have an excellent work-life balance. We want to support our team to become the best developers they can be, whatever their department.

UK Employees will receive Private Health Insurance, a BUPA Cash Plan and subscription to PerkBox, which includes hundreds of perks, freebies and discounts on its platform.

Based in waterside offices in Truro, the UK’s most Southerly city, AntiMatter Games’ offices are within a few minutes walk of Cornwall’s shopping, culture and eating hub. Accessible by bus or train, and with private car parking, or for the more adventurous, you could kayak to work! Perfectly positioned to explore the tranquil South Coast or the crashing Atlantic North Coast, we offer an unrivalled life/work experience for those making games in the UK.

On weekends and evenings, our team can be found cycling, surfing, kayaking, swimming, beachcombing, walking, enjoying live music or capturing beautiful sights by camera. On rainy days you might find a friendly game of Dungeons & Dragons or a book to read by the fireplace. Sometimes we also play video games!

Other Information

This is an onsite role with two work from home days each week optionally.

Unfortunately there are no sponsorship options available for this role

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