3D Artist

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Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
South East UK
Chatham, Kent
Dovetail Games
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At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career.  We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting edge technology and across multiple platforms, and we have big ambitions to become the Number 1 Simulation Entertainment Company in the World.
To help achieve this ambition we are looking for a 3D Generalist to create highly realistic 3D environment and vehicle assets for our Flight Simulation game, and to help set its visual bar. Reporting to the Lead Artist, you will ideally be a highly creative and multi-talented artist, capable of thriving in a small, close-knit development team. You will create a wide variety of 3D game content using 3DS Max, Photoshop and other industry-standard tools.

  • Deliver high-quality 3D art on-time and within budget
  • Collaborate with the other artists to create realistic PBR game assets
  • Adeptly model environmental and hard-surface assets from photo-reference
  • Adapt to the project needs, learning new software packages and workflows where necessary
Person Specifications:
  • Experience with a variety of programs including 3DS Max, Photoshop (plus ideally ZBrush & Substance Painter)
  • Ability to create 3D assets to a high standard
  • Flexibility – ability to perform well within a broad range of areas
  • Competent at working effectively within a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to apply the principals of art theory to portray light, colour, and form
  • Experience creating textures for a Physically-Based Rendering (PBR) engine
  • At-least one year’s experience creating 3D art in the video game industry
  • Self-motivated and possessing a desire to continue learning
  • A strong portfolio showcasing your most recent work
  • At-least one shipped PC or console title
  • Great communicator and team player
  • Some background in traditional art is very beneficial
  • An interest in aviation and aircraft design is very beneficial
  • BA (Hons) degree in Animation, CGI, Game Art, Illustration or a related field is very beneficial
  • Experience rigging, skinning and animating vehicles and/or characters is very beneficial
  • Extensive environment art and/or vehicle art experience is very beneficial
About Dovetail Games:
  • Recently announced in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100
  • Winners of the KEiBA 2015 Technology Business of the Year
  • Developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
  • 23 days holiday + 8 days statutory holiday
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye-care vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Regular social and sporting activities
We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics. However, we are currently unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

Contact Details:
Dovetail Games
Tel: 01634890026
Contact: Rob Murray - Talent Attraction Manager

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