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BIGJIMRIVERS
10-15-2010, 07:34 PM
Senior Character Artist



Obsidian Entertainment is looking for talented, self motivated Senior Character Artist to join our growing team of RPG developers. The Senior Character Artist position requires a solid understanding of character workflows, art pipelines, form vs. function and platform limitations. As well as posses an expert knowledge of shape, form, proportions, color and design principles and how they apply to game development.



Requirements:

High proficiency of a major 3D software (Max, Maya or XSI) and Photoshop and Z Brush

4-year degree form an accredited college or university or equivalent industry experience preferred

Excellent High and Low poly modeling skills

Strong knowledge of anatomy, materials and lighting

Solid skinning and weighting skills

Solid grasp of color theory

6+ years in the game industry with 3 shipped titles

Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines

Ability to be resourceful and come up with creative solutions

Ability to be receptive to art direction and critiques from project art leads

Strong foundation in traditional art

Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate between design, art and programming

Strong organizational and mentoring skills

Passion for gaming



Plusses:

Exceptional visual and technical understanding of 3D modeling and texturing of characters and creatures

Experience with a proprietary level editor i.e. Unreal, GECK, etc.

Working knowledge of ZBrush or Mudbox

Concepting Skills

VFX experience

Scripting Experience in MaxScript Python or MEL

Background in Painting, Photography or Sculpting

Management Experience



Responsibilities:

Create a wide range of high quality characters and creatures

Model, UV Map, texture and create the materials for character assets

Work closely with Art Director and Lead Artist to develop a visual target

Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem solving discussions

Complete work under reasonable deadlines

Mentor junior staff by providing training, guidance, and feedback



Portfolio Requirements:

A web portfolio that demonstrates a range of high quality 3D and 2D art

Examples of modeled, textured and lit characters

A range of hard surface and organic models

Samples from previous industry work



Portfolio Plusses

Real-time Shader Examples

Advance Material and Rendering Samples



All resumes must be accompanied with Website portfolio

Simply apply via e-mail: jobs@obsidian.net

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Please no phone calls or drop ins. We only accept emailed applications

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