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Environment Artist

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for a talented, self-motivated Environment Artist to join the team making our next world-class RPG. 

The Environment Artist will be a part of a cross-discipline group and work in a collaborative environment to create a fantastical yet believable world. The ideal candidate is someone who has a flair for creating high-quality props and environment assets, responds to feedback positively, and enjoys teamwork but can also take direction and be productive independently.

Responsibilities

  • Model high and low poly objects, bake textures, export/import assets, apply materials, and assemble environments
  • Proactively participate in technical and aesthetic problem solving discussions
  • Integrate art assets into Unreal Engine 4 to set dress and beautify areas 
  • Work closely with Art Director, Art Lead, and Area Designers to ensure the visual target is met or exceeded

Requirements 

  • High proficiency with Maya, ZBrush and Substance Designer & Painter, with emphasis on highly realistic in-game results
  • 3+ years in the game industry with at least one shipped title
  • Strong high and low poly modeling skills, with demonstrated skill in quality baking of textures
  • Awareness of architecture, engineering fundamentals, PBR materials and lighting
  • Ability to skillfully world build; terrain sculpting, painting, prop/vegetation placement, and set dressing

Pluses

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong concept development skills
  • Knowledge of basic color theory
  • Understand the principles of good composition
  • Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines 
  • Ability to be resourceful and come up with creative solutions
  • Passion for gaming and the games Obsidian makes

Portfolio Requirements

  • A web portfolio that demonstrates a range of high quality 3D rendered samples and 2D texture art
  • Examples of lit interiors/exteriors
  • A range of hard surface and organic models
  • Samples from previous industry work

Portfolio Pluses

  • Architectural Rendering Samples
  • Environment Art Concept Samples
  • Complex Material Examples in Unreal Engine 4

Obsidian Entertainment is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. We only accept electronic applications.

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