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Senior 3d Artist

2109/3153/121919

VR Education PLC

Negotiable

Waterford, Ireland

Ireland

Art and Animation

ASAP

16/05/2019

15/07/2019

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

No

About Us

Immersive VR Education are one of the world’s leading virtual reality development studios. Currently developing multiple IP for leading educational institutes on a wide range of platforms including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, GearVR, Google DayDream and PlayStation VR. The company has won multiple awards for their work on Apollo 11 VR, Titanic VR and their ENGAGE virtual reality education platform. If you are looking for a unique challenge and a career in virtual & augmented reality working with bleeding edge technology, then this is your opportunity. We are seeking people with vision and drive who are not afraid to back big ideas and make them a reality. The digital world is changing let’s shape that world together.

Immersive VR Education is looking for a talented Character Artist with a genuine passion for games! You’ll work in close collaboration with artists, animators, designers, and engineers to create characters and costumes in our games/experiences. The ideal candidate understands the aesthetics and technicalities of game-ready character art and can texture, shade, surface, optimize and implement just as well as they can sculpt.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with artists, designers, and engineers to bring visually compelling characters to life
  • Sculpting detailed high-poly models, creating efficient low-poly meshes and implementing in-game assets for characters and items
  • Creating high quality textures and materials
  • Using Unity to bring assets in-game, troubleshoot issues and ensure that character art supports gameplay and performance

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ game development experience, specifically creating real-time characters and items using Maya, ZBrush and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
  • Exceptional understanding of human/creature anatomy, colour theory, values, form, shape language, silhouette and composition
  • Strong knowledge of fashion and costume design
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a broad range of styles, within technical constraints, using proprietary systems and tools
  • Creative problem-solving abilities and willingness to collaborate to find solutions
  • Self-motivated, humble, excellent communication skills and a team-player attitude
  • BA or BS degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience

Good to have

  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • AAA PC or console experience as a 3D character artist
  • Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art
  • Proficiency with Substance Designer/Painter
  • Basic skinning/weighting experience with a foundational understanding of rigging, animation and deformation

Salary: D.O.E

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits

  • 20 days holidays
  • Flights, rental deposit and first month’s rent paid for people moving from outside Ireland
  • No weekend working
  • Employee medical scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Training and upskilling programme
  • Employee bike to work scheme
  • Free unlimited snacks, fruit, coffee and tea in canteen
  • Short commute to work (15 minutes maximum if living in the city)
  • Low cost living as typical 2-bedroom city apartment in the city costs €750 per month
  • Working with a kick ass team of experienced and awarding winning developers on showcase projects



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