Environment Modeling Artist, In-Game Cinematics - Temp
Cinematics Irvine, California
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a well-rounded 3D Game Environment artist to work with its In-Game Cinematics team.  You will be responsible creating assets that work cleanly within Blizzard’s in-game engine pipeline.  Are you self-motivated, with a can-do attitude, and continuously seek to develop your skills and abilities as well as the team’s pipeline with regards to 3D asset creation? If so, you’re the hero we need.  Requirements:
  • Ability to model, sculpt, and texture hard-surface and organic 3D assets with or without concepts
  • Able to model efficiently to work within polygon budgets while achieving the look required for high end in-game cinematics
  • Efficient and clean UV mapping and mesh retopology skills
  • Ability to create concepts and demonstrate ideas by kit-bashing game team assets and doing quick paint overs in Photoshop
  • Excellent design and compositional skills
  • Ability to work within the fast pace of In-Game Cinematics production
  • Ability to deliver content in the art styles of different Blizzard IP’s
  • Able to evaluate constructive criticism on a professional level
  • Familiarity with game development and/or cinematic pipelines.
  • Maintains production schedule and proactively communicate concerns or roadblocks.
  • Provides ideas to better tools/pipeline/workflows and provide feedback for new technology.
  • Communicates priorities to leads/supervisor/producers and the team for developing clear work plans
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborates well in a team environment
  • Strong foundation in the traditional arts
  • Ability to Light and/or Composite
  • Character modeling and sculpting abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of game engines and their peripheral tools
  Required Application Materials
  • Resume (PDF Preferred)
  • Link to a portfolio. Provide a demo reel and demo reel description of your work per shot
Job Status: Temporary

Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine

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