3D Animator / Rigger

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Manchester

Job Title 3D Animator / Rigger
Job Category Animator,Technical Animator,Cinematics / MoCap
Job Description About the Role:
We are seeking a talented 3D animator/Rigger to join a North West based studio on an exciting project that is currently in full production. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to creatively influence a brand new franchise and be a part of our development strategy for years to come. This is a full time, in-house role currently based in the Greater Manchester area. Employment is based on an Initial 3 month temporary contract, leading to a contract extension or permanent role upon review.  

Preferably 3 years games industry experience or experience of working on a full cycle of at least 1 published title. Applicants that do not have the preferred experience, but can provide strong portfolios displaying outstanding creative and technical ability will be taken in to consideration.  


  • Ability to rig and animate 3D characters, environments and vehicles in 3D Studio Max for the Unreal Engine and Unreal Engine 4.
  • Produce a complete set of animations for human and A.I. controlled characters.
  • Creating complete multi character animated scenes for cut-scenes.
  • Rig/animate/implement face effects for cut-scenes.
  • Ability to create ragdolls and complex physics based animations in engine.
  • Create complex animation trees for the blending of animations in game.
  • Rig characters to facilitate gameplay mechanics.
  • Ability to work with the team to link animations to gameplay mechanics.


  • Proficient in 3D Studio Max.
  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in computer animation, graphic design or related field or a strong portfolio of work demonstrating the applicable skills will be taken into consideration.

Additional Qualities:

  • Firm grasp of cinematography to help produce high quality cut-scenes.
  • Broad range of 3D skills would be highly valued (particle systems, lens flares).
  • A high degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • A strong interest in games and related media.
  • Team players, with good communication skills.
  • Passionate about games.

Applicants that cannot provide examples of their work, or cannot legally work in the UK will not be considered.  

Please send us your CV and any links to portfolio work to jobs@pixelbombgames.com, with the keyword “Beyond Jobs: 3D Animator/Rigger”.
Salary DOE
Location Manchester
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 24/11/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of Pixelbomb Games using their internal reference Beyond Jobs: 3D Animator / Rigger.
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