Character Artist

V-Armed Inc
New York City, NY, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Job Title: Character Artist

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: New York City

Position Summary:

We are looking to hire a full-time Character Artist to join our team in New York Office. You will be a part of a dynamic team working on enhancement of Virtual Reality experiences in the fields of law enforcement, armed forces, emergency management, humanitarian and medical aid. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated problem solver and self-learner with the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and with tight project deadlines.

Position Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Work closely with the design team to conceptualize and model characters based on original art and photographic reference.
  • Create realistic 3D model characters and props according to character sheet references and sketches.
  • Create and refine textures and paint characters using Zbrush, substance painter or similar programs.
  • Prepare the character to animation within Unreal Engine 4.
  • Work within the game engine to preview optimize and polish models to a quality bar and visual direction as set by Lead Director.
  • Become familiar with the new tools, performance capture hardware, software and other related technologies.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, or 3D Design or 2 years of related experience.
  • Experience with Zbrush, 3D Studio Max, Maya/Max/ Photoshop, 3D Coat or Substance Painter.
  • Knowledge of material creation, lighting & shading
  • Working knowledge of UV’s, Skinning, and Rigging.
  • Proven working experience in a full life cycle game in Unreal 4.
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, weight, and silhouette.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team.

Preferred Experience and Expertise:

  • Working experience with VR headsets.
  • Experience with level design is a plus.
  • AAA game developing experience preferred, but not required.
  • Game industry experience is a plus.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Skills & Requirements

UE4; 3D Studio Max or Maya; Photoshop and Substance Painter; Zbrush

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining our team and have the required experience, please email your resume with the salary requirement to elad@v-armed.com with the subject line Character Artist.

V-Armed Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

About the Company

V-ARMED creates custom 3D VR simulations for large-scale training. Our life-like multiplayer scenarios enhance mission readiness and situational awareness for defense, law enforcement, first-responder and engineering teams.