3D Character Artist

Los Angeles, CA

Hyperkinetic Studios is on the hunt for a 3D Character Artist to help us on upcoming projects!

 

You will be responsible for executing art tasks as assigned by the Art Director to help ensure the highest level of quality on our projects. As an ideal candidate, you will have had prior experience as a 3D Character Artist in the game industry.  This is a short-term role with the possibility of a longer extension. All applicants must be available to work on-site in Los Angeles.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Model low- to mid-poly character models with a consideration for vertex painting and specularity for added visual detail

  • Preserve and clean up UVs during the poly-reducing process

  • Keep a clean topologized low-mid poly character suitable for rigging

  • Collaborate with all team members on model specifications and deliveries

  • Communicate with project leads to ensure assignments are progressing as expected according to schedules, milestones, and overall project goals

  • Demonstrate strong task estimation, time management, and prioritization skills

  • Consistently contribute to the development of the artistic styles and processes

  • Actively communicate methods to the art team to improve the production pipeline and tools used for creating models

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience making environments and character models for games (Maya/Max, Photoshop, and Zbrush)

  • Thorough understanding of 3D character art pipelines

  • Experience with Github, Perforce, or other comparable version control systems

  • Experience with clean and consistent asset management

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Weight skinning and character body rigging skills

  • Familiarity with the core principles of western animation

  • Familiarity with Akeytsu

  • Simple rigging for animated environment pieces

  • Knowledge of Unity3D, Unreal 4, or other game engines

  • Prior experience using commercially available asset libraries

  • Familiarity with Google Suite, Confluence, Shotgun

 

Please send applications to info@hyperkineticstudios.com.

Applications without resumes and portfolios will not be considered.

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