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Splash Damage Recruiting Environment Artist

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Environment Artist

Job Description

If your looking to get your claws in to next gen AAA development then your hunt is over !
It’s a real exciting time for us here at Splash Damage, we are about to engage in a very well known and highly popular AAA title with next gen technology and we’re looking to recruit multiple disciplines to fill our ranks.
We are looking for a skilled environment artist with a strong understanding of sculpting and materials to work with our internal team as an Environment Artist. The ideal candidate has prior experience in game development and a solid understanding of Unreal 3 and physically based rendering.
The candidate must be passionate about game development and desire to collaborate closely with environment artists and level designers.
This candidate is expected to work closely with the Art Director and Lead Artists to bring the best out of the environments within our games.

Responsibilities

Work within the Environment Art team to create and maintain in-game environments
Maintain a balance between visual quality and performance requirements for real-time game application
Create new model assets, textures and materials based off concepts and reference
Assist with in-game lighting
Work with the Art Director and Lead Artists to keep artistic style & mood consistent with defined visual style for the game
Participate in R&D of new techniques and implement into production pipeline

Essential Skills and Experience

Skilled in game art asset creation – high-poly 3D hard surface modeling & organic sculpting, low-poly 3D modeling, 2D texture creation and real-time material authoring
In-depth knowledge of 3D modeling packages such as Maya or 3D Studio Max
Strong experience of 2D texturing and material creation software such as Photoshop, Crazybump, Substance etc.
Experience with Unreal Engine 3 or similar game engine
Good knowledge and use of lighting techniques in the video game or VFX industries
At least 3 years of experience in game development
A strong collaborator and team player
Clear verbal and written communication in English

Desirable Skills and Experience

Strong traditional art skills or photography
Good understanding of physically based rendering
In-depth knowledge of light-mapping techniques for pre-baked lighting
Experience working with art outsourcers and outsourcing workflows

This role also includes the following benefits:

– Contributory Private Pension Scheme
– BUPA Private Healthcare
– BUPA Dental Cover
– Health Club and Spa Membership
– Flexible Working Hours

Application

We review every application which is sent to us and due to the amount we receive this can often cause a delay in our feedback response. Please provide your CV, Portfolio ( if necessary ) and a Cover Letter. As we receive hundreds of applications for our live roles try to make your application stand out from the rest, show us something fun and unique which really displays your character and assets !

Apply here:- http://splashdamagejobs.theresumator.com/apply/dBF4a9/Environment-Artist.html
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