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Senior Material Artist

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Certain Affinity Inc.

Negotiable

Austin, United States

United States

Art and Animation

ASAP

30/01/2019

31/03/2019

Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time

No

Art  Austin, Texas

 

 

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity is an exclusive, independent Austin developer comprised of a tightly-knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

As a Senior Material Artist at Certain Affinity, you will work with a small team of Material Artists to create highly detailed materials, masks and textures for characters, game environments, and world assets.

Responsibilities

  • Create physically based Materials/Textures for use with props, environments, and characters
  • Assist in material library creation and maintaining material pipelines
  • Collaborate with other artists to build and integrate assets into a visually consistent and highly immersive world
  • Match established art styles while helping improve visual direction

Requirements

  • Portfolio demonstrating a wide variety of materials using both procedural and 3d sculpted techniques.
  • Portfolio demonstrating tiled textures and 0-1 UV mapped assets. Assets must show strong attention to detail focusing on believability and overall esthetic composition
  • Solid understanding of PBR standards and surface/light interactions
  • Strong foundation knowledge in traditional arts
  • Experience creating 3D art for a game project or title
  • Able to use 3D and/or procedural techniques to create high-quality materials within production timelines
  • Strong knowledge in UE4
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and/or another 3D software package
  • Strong knowledge of Zbrush modeling
  • Solid understanding of color theory, and be able to create balanced and appealing color palettes
  • Must be punctual, diligent, articulate, and organized

Extra Credit

  • Experience leading other artists     
  • Shipped 1+ AAA title as an environment artist
  • Experience using proprietary editors, software and tools
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art or related field

Certain Affinity offers relocation for this position to Austin, Texas where we make it all happen.



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