3D Animator

Vinci Games
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Posted
December 8, 2022
Full Time
United States
Remote

Vinci Games is an independent game studio building the next-generation of VR sports games. We're backed by the world's leading startup incubator Y Combinator and previously worked on leading IP at studios including CD Projekt Red, Oculus, and Disney. We’re passionate about building authentic sports games which intersect our passions for animation, game design, storytelling, music, and culture.

Blacktop Hoops is the world’s first competitive VR streetball game. Chain together flashy dribble tricks, shots, and high-flying dunks to finish off opponents in epic games of arcade basketball. As a 3D Animator you will focus on setting the bar for character animations for a competitive single player and multiplayer basketball game for VR platforms.

You are a 3D animator looking to build the next generation of competitive virtual reality games. You have multiple years of production experience creating dynamic and expressive animations for gameplay and cinematics. Ideally you have experience working with game designers utilizing the Unity Editor to create expressive characters.

 

Examples of things you could work on:

  • Processing and stylizing batches of basketball gameplay animations such as dribbling, shooting, defending, and dunking
  • Creating cinematics animations for use within in-game cinematics
  • Skinning and rigging characters
  • Adjusting animations based on feedback from design team
  • Design IK & animations systems for use in multiplayer

 

Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of animation within a game engine and knowledge of game engine implementation (Unity preferred)
  • Excellent understanding of human mechanics, timing, appeal, and excellent eye for core animation principles (e.g. timing, weight)
  • Experience with cleaning and adjusting mocap animations
  • Expert knowledge in creating high quality keyframe animation and motion-captured animation
  • Expert knowledge of gameplay animation, from idles to locomotion and how they work within gamelay
  • Advanced rigging & skinning knowledge
  • Self-driven and motivated, you should have ownership of your animation from start to finish, meeting necessary deadlines.

 

Benefits

  • Work From Home with 100% remote with Hybrid Opportunities
  • 20 Days Paid Time Off + Federal Holidays
  • Weekly Food & Snack Allowance
  • Retirement Plan (401k with 100% employee matching up to 4%)
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plan
About 
Vinci Games

Vinci Games is an independent game studio with a fully remote team across the globe. It is a small team made up of veteran developers, artists, and designers from AAA PC games and animated film industries. Our team has worked for various titles and projects at CD Projekt Red, Electronic Arts, Dreamworks, and Oculus.

We’re focusing on creating immersive AAA-quality multiplayer VR sports games. We believe the future of AR/VR is social and that competitive multiplayer games are the key to creating immersive, replayable experiences. We aim to empower consumers to feel connected through games. We believe in building innovative gameplay mechanics which define new ways of play and interactivity in virtual reality.

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Blacktop Hoops is a multiplayer VR basketball game inspired by streetball culture. Chain together flashy dribble moves, shots, and high-flying dunks in epic games against AI or players from across the globe.

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