3D Character Artist

nDreams

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 2+ years

We are looking for a 3D Character Artist to bring our unannounced PS VR2 title to life at nDreams Studio. As a 3D Character Artist, you will be responsible for the interpretation, creation, and refinement of high-end characters and props, working collaboratively in cross functional teams to deliver visual treatments for the team at Farnborough.

With a focus on style, characterization, and deformation as much technical excellence, help build our creative environment that fosters self-improvement and ownership, whilst establishing pipelines and processes.

nDreams’ PlayStation VR titles are among the most critically acclaimed on the platform and we are driven to set the benchmark for PlayStation VR2 in the same way. In this role, you’ll work alongside a team dedicated to fulfilling this mission in a creative structure that lets you make a real impact on the game.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of character concepts to ensure they meet the artistic, narrative and technical requirements of the games you are helping to make.
  • Faithfully create characters that advance the artistic vision of the game.
  • Communicate across disciplines, from animation to code to delivering assets that fulfil gameplay requirements.
  • Work with Art Director and Art Lead to achieve production goals, managing time effectively to maintain a schedule of work whilst working under own initiative.
  • Work with the Character Team and Technical Art Team to create suitable solutions for all aesthetic and technical challenges.
  • Become a guardian of quality and well-balanced production sensibilities that ensure scenarios for success.
  • Help shape and to be part of our cross disciplined team that prioritises the best game and experience over individual disciplines.

Requirements

Essential capabilities:

  • An accomplished 3D character artist with proven experience in producing AAA content for games.
  • An ability to interpret 2D concept art and reference it into high-quality 3D real-time character art.
  • The ability to understand game genres and art styles and create characters that live in those worlds.
  • Working knowledge of industry-standard project management tools and source control software.
  • Evidence of visual flair and creative decision-making in producing awesome game-ready characters.
  • Highly skilled in sculpting, real-time modelling, and material creation.
  • Experience or demonstrable transferrable skills to work in Maya, Substance Painter and Unreal.
  • A passion for video games, art, and commitment to personal development.
  • Positive and outgoing personality with a can-do attitude and be able to adapt based on feedback.
  • Comfortable working in an Agile environment and responsive to change in the face of uncertainty.

Desired experience:

  • 2-3 years game development experience and/or 1 published games.
  • An aptitude to apply themselves to new technologies.
  • Excellent Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter capabilities.
  • Demonstrable PBR material generation.
  • Experience in rigging and skinning characters that deform effectively.

Bonus points

  • Create and setup Character rigging controls
  • Marvellous Designer experience
  • Concept art skills

Benefits

Who we are –

Here at nDreams Studio, our development hub and HQ, we are looking for new team members who can help to shape our highly-anticipated, next-generation PlayStation VR2 game.

Combining a drive to push technological boundaries with proven gaming excellence, we are the team who set the standard for VR action games with Fracked and the award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

With our team’s triple-A credentials and sensibilities, alongside bespoke VR technologies, we’ve got the skillset, processes, and creative vision to deliver innovative, high-end games for all VR platforms and genres. If it’s VR gaming, you will find nDreams at the forefront of it.

Our projects continue to advance the present and define the future of VR. Want to be a part of it? Apply today to join a studio with a state-of-the-art collaborative workflow and diverse talents assembled from world-leading game developers and publishers.

Why nDreams? –

Our expanding company shares a passion for innovation, collaboration and leading the future of VR. We encourage an open and diverse culture and empower people to explore ideas and put their own stamp on their work. With humble beginnings as an independent studio, we combine amazing projects and considerable scale with a personal, caring touch.

We offer great perks, including flexible hours, duvets days, your birthday off, dedicated personal development time and support, as well as regular socials and parties. Beyond this, there’s an excellent holiday offering, pension scheme, health insurance, life cover and much more. Our newly refurbished nDreams studio space has some fantastic facilities and is built around collaborative work (and play!).