3D Modeller [Brighton, UK]
SENIOR 3D MODELLER - HARD SURFACE - Brighton, UK
design and build production quality 3D assets for our new IP
Who We Are:
Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia III. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together – the belief that “Every Player’s Story is Unique.”
Hangar 13 is based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic). We are currently hard at work on our next AAA titles.
This role is based at our Brighton location, who partner with the other Hangar 13 sites to develop all of our games as one global team. Hangar 13’s Brighton location provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console and PC games in the coolest city in the UK!”
This role is based within our Brighton location, who partner with the other Hangar 13 sites in California and the Czech Republic to develop all of our games as one global team. Led by General Manager Nick Baynes, Hangar 13’s Brighton location provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console and PC games in the coolest city in the UK!
What We Need:
Hangar 13 is looking for a Senior Modeller with a stunning portfolio that demonstrates expertise in hard surface modelling, but also strong organic forms. We expect you to have a passion for games as well as demonstrate a clear knowledge of current modelling and texturing practices. This is an amazing opportunity to work side-by-side with great talent to establish Hangar 13’s newest location and work on exciting new AAA IP.
What You Will Do:
Work with the Art Director, designers & all involved disciplines to create production quality assets matching the art and style of the game.
You will be creating and designing a wide range of assets for our new IP starting from 2D concept to final in-game pieces, and all stages in-between. The ability to quickly sketch in 3D and iterate in the design phases in order to give visibility to all involved parties will come in handy.
You will also be working extensively with the technical art team on certain aspects of the project which will involve the iteration of assets & collaboration across multiple locations.
Skills & Requirements
Who We Think Will Be a Great Fit:
You love playing video games, and are passionate about their potential as a narrative medium. You work well with others and appreciate that the creative process is a team effort. When inspiration hits you, you’re the type to grab a pad or jump on your PC to sketch out your ideas, and you’re adept at communicating even the more complex designs to others. Even though you’re an experienced modeller, you’re always looking at ways to push yourself and take your skills to the next level.
- 5+ years game experience in 3D modelling in Maya or 3DSMax
- Experience working with Zbrush or Mudbo
- Experience with Substance Painter/Designer & PBR workflow
- Expert knowledge of Photoshop
- At least 1 shipped AAA title on current gen consoles
- Strong UV unwrapping and mapping skills
- Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate across multiple locations and time zones in a clear and efficient manner
- A team player with strong communication skills, a positive attitude and a high degree of self-motivation and initiative
- Strong technical skills and understanding of modern game art pipelines and methodologies
- Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks & communicate clearly & constructively with production
How to Apply
About the Company
Let's talk some truth: Making games is hard. It's a collision of art and technology that’s about as predictable as a tornado. There's no secret formula, no foolproof blueprint—but it certainly helps to have a reason for making games in the first place. "Every Player's Story is Unique." At Hangar 13, that's why we make games. We’re currently creating an intense action game set in an immersive world and with a strong narrative, but player agency is at the heart of everything we do. We want to give players the freedom to choose how to overcome challenges and make meaningful decisions that shape the world and characters around them.
Hangar 13 is the newest 2K development studio. We’re focused on creating AAA games for console and PC. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. We are located just thirty minutes north of San Francisco and in production on our first title, Mafia III, available October 7, 2016. We’re currently building our own proprietary engine and tools in service of our next AAA title, still unannounced.