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Sandfall Interactive
14 rue Bourrely
34000 Montpellier

Date : 23.05.2022
Ad posted a first time on 28.04.2022
Reference : AFJV-EINF1875-22783

Sandfall Interactive

Sandfall Interactive is a game development studio based in France in the sunny city of Montpellier. We are a fun and ambitious bunch, focusing on premium games for PC and new gen consoles as these are the games we love the most, and we are looking for talented collaborators and passionate gamers to start this journey with us.

The first game we are working on is Project W, an ambitious 3D third-person turn-based JRPG-inspired game with a realistic fantasy art style. The game is planned to release on Unreal Engine 5.
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Senior 3D Animator

Permanent contract Montpellier (34)

Position Duties

We are looking for someone who is able to create AAA quality animations for humans and creatures, and feels comfortable with both keyframe animation and motion capture.

We are doing the mocap in-house with either Vicon for cutscenes or Xsens for gameplay.

If you like games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest or Persona, it's even better !

Responsibilities :
  • Create AAA quality animations for our characters and creatures for gameplay. Your creative input will drive the animation style direction. You'll be in position to propose new animations for the various character & enemy skills in the game.
  • Work with our Technical Artist to set up the best workflow to create animations.
  • Monitor mocap sessions, clean up the mocap data and enhance it to fit the artistic vision.
  • Ensure the quality of the facial animations recorded with mocap, clean up when necessary.

Candidate Profile

Skills Required :
  • You have a deep understanding of human anatomy and have a pronounced artistic vision when it comes to animation.
  • You are fluent in Blender / Maya / 3DS Max and are able to produce your own animation and import them into Unreal Engine.
  • You are curious and always look out for new tech to improve the quality and efficiency of your animation workflow.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine is a plus (new control rig system of UE5, experience with creating animations directly in Unreal, character technical setup)
  • Rigging/skinning skills are a plus.
  • You're ideally able to relocate to Montpellier, France (note : you need to be fluent in English, speaking French is not required).

Experience :
  • Proven portfolio of AAA quality animations including various styles : stylized and realistic.
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4/5.
  • A previous experience on a shipped AAA title is appreciated but not required. A great portfolio can make up for it.


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To: François Meurisse
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