Game character animation

We have a game App on the App Store, and for the upcomming update we want to add pro animations for our characters, and we will need to keep adding them in a near future.

We have a model already animated, but it needs to be redone (just keep mesh, we discontinue rigging and animation)

The game places the player in the Wild West, it's a shooter on rails.


- we have a cowbow low poly model (same 3d mesh for all enemies) to be animated

- the cowboy has 5 different animation sets.

1.1 enemy standing that lean out from behind a wall right side

1.2 enemy standing that lean out from behind a wall left side

2.1 enemy crouched that lean out standing up

3.1 enemy crouched that lean out crouched right side

3.2 enemy crouched that lean out crouched left side

- each set has the following cicles. Animation length is critical, because they are heavy for the final binary (this is for people not experienced on game development), I add to the list the frames duration they should have:

idle (1 frame) -enemy is hidden when idle-

lean out (15 frames)

shoot 1 (5 - 10frames) - we may not animate gun recoil-

shoot 2 (5 - 10frames) - we may not animate gun recoil-

hit1 (5 - 10frames)

hit2 (5 - 10frames)

take cover (10 frames)

die (15-20 frames)

Critical points:

- Low bone count (no fingers for example)

- short animations

- only 2 bone weight per vertex

- If ou work in 3D Studio would be great, Maya is accepted since we need a .FBX file to import to the engine. All animations should be in the same file, for easier importing and workflow.


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--> we look for a experienced game animators


Red dead redemption is a great refference

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or COJ 2

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example for animation set for PC:

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what we will provide:

- the 3D model for you to work with (just mesh)

- the rigged, biped animated model that we don't want to use anymore, for you as refference

thank you

Budget is critical, we are an indie company.

Skills: 3D Animation, 3ds Max, Animation, iPhone, Maya

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