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Hiring: 3D Animator

Shifty Eye Studios is looking for a 3D Character Animator to help bring our characters to life in our cinematic for an action-adventure title in our Calgary office. We’re looking for people with at least two years experience up to senior – if you’re not sure if that’s you, go ahead and apply anyway, we’d love to hear from you.

Job Responsibilities


Artistic Skills

  • High quality animation with a good sense for weight, cloth & hair, posing, acting, timing and strong keyframes for gameplay and cutscenes.
  • Experience making game run and walk cycles, jumping, crawling etc, in several different styles depending on the character type/art direction.
  • Demonstrates skills that include being: proactive, detail oriented, creative, organized, efficient, good communicator.


  • Ability to modify already created rigs with new bone placement and control relocation if needed.
  • Animation/Modeling in either: Maya (preferred), Motion Builder, 3DS Max, Blender and familiarity with integration into Unity.
  • Experience working on games, tv or movies.
  • 2+ Professional yrs animation experience
  • Integrate animations into the game while meeting technical limitations for bone count and weights per vertex.

Bonus Experience

(we don’t expect anyone to have all these things, but each could be helpful)

  • Character Rigging
  • Create original skeleton rigs & controls
  • Binding & painting weights
  • Ability to modify existing models geometry as well as UV’s
  • Create character models from scratch
  • UV Characters
  • Lip Sync
  • Motion Capture data and cleanup experience

Other Notes

  • Must have an online portfolio with several examples of cycles, animated scenes.
  • Work on site in our studio in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


  • Casual dress
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • 5 paid sick days
  • Stock options/Profit Sharing

Interested Applicants can apply Here