Friday, May 20, 2011

JOB ALERT: Character Animator – Idol Minds

Idol Minds

Position Title:   Character Animator- Idol Minds is looking for a character animator for our unannounced next-gen title.

Location:   Idol Minds- Louisville, CO


About Idol Minds

Idol Minds is an independent game developer for the PS3 and other consoles. We are ideally located in Colorado between Denver and Boulder next to the Rocky Mountains. Our company offers a relaxed and fun work environment, competitive salary, royalties, moving expenses, health and dental insurance, and a 401k plan. Our location offers close proximity to countless outdoor and metropolitan activities.

We have immediate positions available for full time employment. The people we're looking for are well organized, detail oriented, and enjoy working in a relaxed team atmosphere. If you are a talented and highly skilled individual with a passion for playing and creating exciting games, we would like you to work for us.


We’re looking for a character animator for our unannounced next-gen title. We currently have our own custom built rigging tools but we are also looking for some basic rigging/weighting skills. The applicant should be able to pick up technical workflows quickly. Good, solid animation skills are vital as well as a basic understanding of skinning and rigging. Mel scripting is not required but is a plus.

Maya experience is preferred but we would consider someone with experience in other 3d packages as well. This is a full time, on site position. We offer a competitive salary, health and dental benefits and 401k.


Required Skills

  • Good solid animation skills
  • Weighting/skinning skills
  • Technical aptitude in Maya or similar 3d application
  • Troubleshooting problems or issues
  • Work directly with the Lead Character Artist
  • Communicate problems and try to come up with possible solutions
  • Participate and communicate in critiques and planning meetings
  • Accept constructive feedback of your work and make required changes
  • Be a strong team player and demonstrate communication skills
  • Self motivated
  • Work within required deadlines

Preferred Experience

  • Maya
  • Mel scripting
  • Modeling and texturing skills are a bonus
  • Fine Art Background (BFA)
  • Previous Game Experience


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