Principal 3D Animator - VR - Amsterdam

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Job Reference: BBBH3386
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Artist & Animator
Location: Amsterdam
Salary: Competitive Rate

Principal 3D Animator

We are one of the most experienced studios in the creation of unique VR games and experiences. Are you up for the challenge of boosting our animation abilities?
We recently started pre-production on a unique and ambitious AAA VR title. Realistic combat action and creatures are at the core of this project, and we see it as an opportunity to raise the animation quality in the studio.
You are a seasoned game industry veteran who has expert knowledge of human and creature animation within a game engine (UE4 preferred). You excel at creating and implementing state of the art mo-cap and hand-keyed animations, blend shapes, setting up blend trees and tweaking them to perfection.
You are an outspoken leader who teaches and mentors the animators and technical animators, and works closely with 3d modelers, tech artists, game designers and programmers. You champion animation and leverage it to help raising the overall visual quality of the product.


  • Boost our animation abilities by pushing the envelope;
  • Create benchmark creature, character and object animations;
  • Work with game designers and programmers to setup animations in the game engine;
  • Set the animation style;
  • Help improve and maintain the workflow and pipeline;
  • Mentor less experienced animators to improve their artistic and technical output.


  • Excellent eye for core animation principles (timing, weight etc.);
  • Knowledge of both hand keyed and motion captured animation;
  • Acquainted with different animation styles (realistic and cartoon-y);
  • Advanced knowledge of animation within a game engine (UE4 preferred);
  • Advanced rigging & skinning knowledge;
  • Experience with ART in Maya;
  • Affinity and experience with VR games;
  • Modeling & texturing knowledge (to advice 3D modelers on deformation).


  • You are a driven and experienced senior, lead or principal 3D game animator;
  • You are creative, yet organized;
  • You’ve experienced at least three full production cycles on a high-quality game project in a similar role;
  • You’ve shipped at least one AAA title in a similar role.


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