Game Character Artist at V-Armed (Brooklyn Studio)


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Position: character artist
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Brooklyn, New York

Position Summary:

We are looking to hire a full-time Character Artist to join our team in New York Office. You will be a part of a dynamic team
working on enhancement of Virtual Reality experiences in the fields of law enforcement, armed forces, emergency management, humanitarian
and medical aid. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated problem solver
and self-learner with the ability to work in fast-paced work environment and
with tight project deadlines.

Position Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  •     Work closely with the design team to conceptualize and model characters based on original art and photographic reference. 
    
  •     Create realistic 3D model characters and props according to character sheet references and sketches.
    
  •     Create and refine textures and paint characters using Zbrush, substance painter or similar programs
    
  •     Prepare the character to animation within Unreal Engine 4.
    
  •     Work within the game engine to preview optimize and polish models to a quality bar and visual direction as set by Lead Director.
    
  •     Become familiar with the new tools, performance capture hardware, software and other related technologies.
    

Requirements and Qualifications:

  •     Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, or 3D Design or 3 years of related experience. 
    
  •     Experience with Zbrush, 3D Studio Max, Maya/Max, Photoshop, 3D Coat or Substance Painter.
    
  •     Knowledge of material creation, lighting &shading, and animation.
    
  •     Working knowledge of UV¬ís, Skinning, and Rigging.
    
  •     Proven working experience in a full life cycle-game in Unreal 4. 
    
  •     Excellent understanding of anatomy, weight, and silhouette.
    
  •     Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team.
    

Preferred Experience and Expertise:

  •     Working experience with VR headsets. 
    
  •     Experience with level design is a plus.
    
  •     AAA game developing experience preferred, but not required.
    
  •     Game industry experience is a plus.
    

How to apply: Please send your resume to elad@v-armed.com with the subject line Character Artist.
Please provide a link to a showreel or a website, emails without them will be ignored

V-Armed Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer.