Technical Character Artist – Build A Rocket Boy Ltd. – Edinburgh

As a Technical Character Artist, you will be working alongside a talented character team. Providing technical guidance and defining art workflow and pipelines as well as driving forward cutting-edge visuals.

You will be joining the studio in a key role at pivotal time as we scale up to develop an ambitious and ground breaking open-world game. The role brings the opportunity of making a significant personal contribution to a high-profile project.

We believe in iterative development, and you will need to be comfortable working in a fluid environment with competing demands.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Art Director and Lead Character Artist to define and maintain art workflows.
  • Character shader research and development.
  • Collaborate with the animation/rigging team ensuring all character best practises are being adhered to.
  • Assist the animation team with character setups and skinning.
  • Liaise with engine team to troubleshoot issues and find solutions.
  • Provide guidance to character artists encouraging best working practices and strong asset organisation.
  • Proactively provide suggestions on how to utilise new technologies and tools and implement them into our workflow.
  • Provide clear guidance on technical performance constraints and help define character asset budgets.
  • Clearly communicate and document art production pipelines.

Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of game engines and the technical constraints and challenges of game development.
  • Experience with 3D modelling tools such as 3ds Max, Maya, or ZBrush, in a videogame environment.
  • Strong technical understanding of character art pipelines, memory and rendering budgets.
  • Understanding of character rigging and skinning pipelines/workflows.
  • Strong communication skills, and comfortable working across multiple teams.
  • Understanding of modern procedural asset creation techniques (Scanning, Marvellous).
  • Strong interest in the latest advancements in video game graphics and visual trends.
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language (such as Python, C++).
  • 2 years minimum experience as Technical Artist in the games industry.

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