Added by on 2014-02-18

Naughty Dog Recruiting Character Artist, Environment Texture Artist, Lighting Artist, Character TD/Rigger, Environment Model & Layout Artist

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Character Artist

Responsibilities

This individual will be responsible for sculpting hi-res realistic characters, including organic and non-organic assets.
This individual will create deformable and efficient models with clean topology and optimized UV layouts.
Bring to life artistically rendered characters and assets with a high level of realism.

Requirements and Skills

An advanced knowledge of sculpting human anatomy, shape, light and form.
A keen eye for color and texture painting.
Experience generating normal and ambient occlusion maps.
Candidates should be able to work with minimal input and be comfortable working in a team environment.
Basic knowledge of optimization – working with lower resolution textures and low-poly game meshes, as well as experience or a desire to work with more high resolution assets.
Candidates should expect to take an offsite test.
Candidates should be willing to work with and draw reference or base starting points from scan data.

Email your resume or contact us about this position here: jobs@naughtydog.com
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Environment Texture Artist

Responsibilities

Develop textures for in-game environments including color maps, normal maps, speck maps, height maps, AO maps, detail maps and transparency maps
Work with the graphics programmers to support the development of new shaders and looks
Follow the established style set forward by the provided concept art and maintain visual consistency
Collaborate with the tools team in order to communicate needs, generate tool requests and initiate support designed to facilitate the artists’ workflow
Create simple as well as complex shaders
Collaborate with 3D modelers and game designers to create levels
UV map textures to polygonal surfaces

Requirements and Skills

Great traditional drawing/painting skills
A strong understanding of UV layout and texturing for games
Proficient at texturing surface details and material effects on a wide variety of subject matter
Excellent eye for filling in missing detail from concept art, and extracting key features from real world reference
Comfortable with minimal direction and be flexible with realistic rendering styles
Experience with shader networks
Strong Maya skills
Ability to sculpt and paint highly detailed 3D and 2D images
Ability to troubleshoot and adapt to new technologies/software quickly
Obsessive attention to detail

Email your resume or contact us about this position here: jobs@naughtydog.com
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Lighting Artist

Responsibilities

Develop the lighting scheme, color-palette, post-processing-fx, and general visual mood that turns unlit 3-D environment models into awesome looking and visually compelling 3D game environments
Work with modelers and texture/shader artists to optimize the visual look and run-time performance of the Environments

Requirements and Skills

Proven industry experience in Film or Games generating final picture
General competency in Autodesk Maya and knowledge of Global Illumination
Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
Thorough understanding of direct/indirect light, luminance/exposure and color-theory
Some experience with generating light-maps, pre-lighting or baked lighting is desired

Email your resume or contact us about this position here: jobs@naughtydog.com
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Character TD/Rigger

Responsibilities

Design, create, test and maintain character rigs/setups
Work with the modelers to create a model that meets technical needs
Collaborate with animators to design motion controls
Develop and maintain character motion and deformation systems
Develop secondary dynamics systems
Develop new techniques and processes to solve character production challenges
Capable of writing pipeline tools to streamline the setup process
Work with production management to prioritize tasks

Requirements & Skills

In depth knowledge of Maya, preferabley 3+ years of production experience. No cross training available due to the timeframe
Strong understanding of both Figure and Facial Anatomy
Complex character/vehicle rigging experience in Maya in film/broadcast or games environments
MEL, Python
Experience with setting up production pipelines while being able to follow guidelines
The ability to support himself and take initiative

Bonus Skills

C++ experience

Email your resume or contact us about this position here: jobs@naughtydog.com
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Environment Model & Layout Artist

Responsibilities

Create models and assemble scenes for both architectural and organic environments.
Trouble-shoot levels and maintain them to stay in frame rate, memory and design spec.

Requirements and Skills

3+ years experience in games modeling environments using Maya, or related experience/software.
An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to modeling
Strong experience and techniques in creating plants, shrubs and vines using cards/flats.
Strong artistic ability to visualize entire levels and detail with minimal concept art and direction.
Strong technical ability to manage assets to fit memory, design, and frame rate limits.
Strong polygonal modeling skills- able to generate clean and efficient models at a very fast pace.
Self-motivated- requires minimal direction, can carry on the vision for the level until completion and commit to deadlines.
Good communication skills – able to help others and ask for help when needed. Being proactive in sharing info and assets.
Great team-player attitude – being flexible with new ideas, being open to direction and changes. Listening to team mates.
Deadline oriented- being able to manage and organize work so he meets all the deadlines and is able to adjust when changes happen.
Foundation in the traditional arts

Email your resume or contact us about this position here: jobs@naughtydog.com
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