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3D Animator

  • Hike
  • Full time
  • India
  • 22/04/2021

A NEW SOCIAL FUTURE ‍‍

How is it that in a world that's evolving so quickly that social products still feel the same? Strangely enough, we're still using products that were invented in the 2G era. There seems to be an emptiness with the current experience and today's products are built to force humanity to be superficial. We'd like to change that. With the advancements in technology, so much more is possible today that wasn't even possible, just a few years ago. We believe the timing couldn't be better.


5 PRINCIPLES

We’re thoughtful about why we do things and here are 5 principles guiding our thinking:

  • Advancements in Tech & AI: Allowing more bits to be pushed to users in real-time and thus allowing far richer, more personalised experiences.
  • User’s Comfortable Online: 50% of people’s waking lives are spent on smartphones in emerging countries.
  • Vertical Communities: We don't live our lives in one massive community. We're specific in the activities we engage in (art, gaming, fitness etc).
  • New Business Models: Putting customers at the center. These won't be ad-driven in the traditional sense. Think micro-transactions, subscriptions, and more.
  • Consumers as Owners: It's a bit strange that consumers aren't part of the value chain. Turning customers into owners is a fascinating thought.


BUILD MAGICAL THINGS

It’s so clear to us that technology evolves but people stay the same. We’re solving for a core human need - social connection and with all the evolution in technology, today we can solve for that in brand new ways.

At our core, we’re a creative company. Ideas and pixels is where we live and we love building magical products that make our users feel ‘wow’ inside. It’s not just about features, it’s also about how they make people feel. We build at the intersection of the scientific and the romantic.

And it all starts with people, the right team that cares deeply about our mission, values and our users. At hike, you'll have the chance to do the best work of your life.

Come join us and shape the future of social with Rush & Vibe!

Rush is a new bite-sized gaming service that aims to channel the competitive spirit of India where players can use their skills to Play, Compete & Win! ⚡️

Vibe is an approval-only community (one has to apply to join). With Vibe, we're building a magical & safe place online where people can be themselves & make new friends.


THE HIKE CODE

We’re on a journey to build something new, something different, and making anything innovative & new requires the ability to surrender to the unknown. The Hike Code is our value system. It is our guide to navigate through the unknown to build incredible products.

  • Top Talent in Every Role: We look for people with an incredible intellect. Both skills and values are important to us.
  • Pro-Sports Team: Strengths based, results-driven with a "team-first" attitude
  • Customer at the Centre: Everything we do is inspired by how we can better solve for our customer.
  • Constant Innovation: It's our DNA to walk into the unknown in search of having a meaningful impact.
  • Act Like Owners: We own the output of what we do, even if it's explicitly not our job.
  • Thoughtful Decision Making: Clear Mind + Obsession to Simplify + Data-Driven. We strive to be thoughtful.
  • Bias for Action: We understand that success is not one big leap but tiny gains compounding over time #ABH.
  • Be Open-Minded & Coachable: We have a quest to continuously #RiseUp to be the best version of ourselves.


ROLE & REQUIREMENTS

If you’ve made it till here, then you’re probably interested in the role :)

You will be joining a high-quality team of talented individuals that are all committed to growth and success.

Key Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Create and deliver optimized character animations that integrate seamlessly with the desired game engine
  • Create high quality realistic animations utilizing hand key animation and motion capture data.
  • Understand solving and retargeting in a facial mocap pipeline - or be willing to learn
  • Work with the rigging team to create optimum rigs to deliver the required animations
  • Procure mocap animations from selected sources and apply them to our character rig and deliver clean animations
  • Collaborate with the QC and art teams to help set up the necessary QC pipeline to test the created animations.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the 3D mobile game art pipeline
  • Participate in art reviews and troubleshoot any art issues with artistic solutions from a creative and technical standpoint
  • Managing shot/sequence responsibilities within fast paced deadlines
  • Collaborate with Supervisor and other artists on the team to help create a fluid environment


SOUND LIKE YOU?

We’re looking for someone dynamic and you’ll need to have the below in generous quantities to succeed in this role.

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Quick visualization ability from written descriptions or discussed ideas
  • Solid and applicable knowledge of animation principles
  • Ability to communicate visually and to identify and define visual design issues and solutions
  • A creative leader with excellent communication skills and a strong portfolio
  • Proficient in 3D animation, mocap and game engines
  • A passion for virtual worlds and social networking
  • Basic knowledge of 2D animation
  • A strong Art centric Portfolio


BENEFITS

  • Open to remote talent
  • A flat and transparent culture
  • Support for setting up Home Office
  • Tools of the trade - MacBook, Latest Softwares
  • Monthly Communication Reimbursement
  • Best learning and development opportunities
  • A chance to have a big impact in hypergrowth setup

At Hike, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, ethnicity or disability status. See what we are up to here blog.hike.in

Explore the recruitment process and all the open positions at hike.in/workathike

About Hike

Hike is backed by leading VCs like Tiger Global, Tencent & Foxconn. After raising this round Hike reached the valuation of $1.4 Billion and became the youngest startup to reach unicorn status having achieved it in just 3.7 years after launchWe believe technology should wrap around huma...

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