Mid-Senior Environment Artist - Oxford, UK

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - Oxford

Job Title Mid-Senior Environment Artist - Oxford, UK
Job Category Art / Animation
Job Description Mid-Senior Environment Artist

My Client is looking for experienced environment artists to join their team. You will need to be passionate about creating spectacular and convincing environments for games, talented and highly-motivated, with a genuine interest in playing games.

This role is full-time based in-house in the north west, initially for approx 9 months on a temporary employed contract basis (not freelance or agency) but with the possibility of future extension and/or transition into a permanent in-house role. You must be able to legally work in the UK. 

At least 3 years’ industry experience modeling, texturing and lighting game environments is required. Experience of a full console/PC production cycle, from beginning to end, on at least 1 published game would be preferred.

A Successful candidate in this role will show a portfolio of examples demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability, high-resolution modeling in Max and/or Z-brush, and normal mapped game environments.

Responsibilities



  • Create models of 3D environments, map predefined textures, create new textures and light environments. 



  • Create artwork to the highest visual quality whilst working efficiently to time and memory budgets



Skills



  • Expert ability with 3d Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop



  • Create normal maps using 3ds Max, Photoshop, ZBrush or CrazyBump



  • First-class texture creation skills including a comprehensive knowledge of multi-layered material/shader effects



  • Model and texture both high and low polygon environments, including terrain, buildings and props



  • Strong technical understanding of console limitations and knowledge of efficient artwork techniques



  • Strong UV mapping skills with efficient layouts



  • Ideally able to demonstrate understanding of real-time lighting and HDR techniques and their application in games. Understanding of particle systems would also be an advantage



Interested? Please send a CV and Portfolio to Max@aswift.com or call on +44 (0) 1709 834777
Salary £25000-35000
Location Oxford
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 19/07/2017
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