Cloud Imperium is looking for an experienced Principal Character Artist with a passion for their craft to help fill a persistent universe with characters, costumes, armor suits and alien life forms for Star Citizen, a record-shattering crowd-funded title that combines classic space sim gameplay with amazing visuals.
Work alongside the Art Director, Lead Character Artist and Technical Director to maintain and push the high standards of modeling, texturing, PBR material creation to provide consistent and high-quality models
Creating high-poly and low-poly models of characters following concept art or art direction for in-game and cinematic usage with nominal direction
Creating efficient UV layouts that work well within the engine/platform constrains
Photorealistic texturing of characters which includes diffuse, normal map, specular, bump
Working closely with Tech Art and other dependent departments throughout the character production process
Other duties and responsibilities assigned by Cloud Imperium reasonably consistent with employee’s skills and experience
At Least 8 years’ experience in game development
Thorough knowledge of 3D Modeling software like Zbrush, Maya, 3DS Max
Extensive knowledge of Photoshop, Substance Painter and next gen texturing techniques
An eye for detail while maintaining efficient model making
Experience with PBR based shaders
Excellent sense of form
Passion for pushing the state of the art in asset fidelity and production techniques
High degree of self-motivation and initiative
Strong verbal and written communication skills
International travel may be required
Experience with CryEngine/Lumberyard
An avid gamer
A strong passion for science fiction
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