Senior Hard Surface Artist (Star Wars FPS Team)
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We're looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Senior Hard Surface Artist to join our Star Wars FPS team. We're picturing someone who loves modeling everything hard surface (vehicles, guns, props, etc.) and cares deeply about functionality, with in-depth knowledge and passion for how mechanical things work. In addition to creating high quality, believable models, the ideal candidate for this position has a flair for elegant texturing – i.e., you think carefully about where to place wear and scratches, and you use just the right amount. If this sounds like you, we're looking forward to seeing your resume!
What you'll do…
- Create highly detailed and believable 3D models and textures for various hard surface assets such as vehicles, droids, props and weapons.
- Help set or maintain the quality bar for hard surface art efforts, create and adhere to art schedule and deliver assets on time.
- Help establish or improve upon pipelines with innovative ideas and experience.
- Adhere to overall art direction and vision. Ensure that assets fit artistically into the environment and overall look/feel of game.
- Participate in research and development.
- Conduct research for reference materials to help ensure accuracy to vision.
- Help perpetuate a feedback culture. Provide and welcome artistic feedback from leads and teammates, regardless of experience.
Ideally, you'll have…
- A passion for the Star Wars universe
- 7+ years’ professional game development experience. Record of success creating art for major titles desired. (Experience in film industry is considered relative experience.)
- Experience with PBR compliant material workflows
- Portfolio of highly detailed 3D art with a focus on hard surface. Both modeling and texturing skills should be showcased.
- Portfolio should show quality, taste, and the ability to hit a photorealistic/believable look.
- Mastery of standard art packages such as Maya/MAX/Blender, Photoshop, Substance Painter and Zbrush/3DCoat.
- Strong understanding of scale, proportion, and surface properties.
- Experience working with a game engine and implementing 3D work into engine.
- Technical savvy with UE4, specifically materials and shaders are a major plus.
- Vehicle Art background a major plus
- Character modeling skills a major plus.
If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and portfolio and we will get back to you once we have reviewed.
In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits! Learn more at respawn.com/perks.