Full Time Job

Associate Environment Artist

Sony Interactive Entertainment

San Diego, CA 07-17-2020
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Environment Artist

The Role:

As an Environment Artist working on MLB The Show, you will work closely with the Environment team to create environments and props that are compelling and visually appealing in order to provide the user with the greatest experience possible.

Responsibilities:
• Model and texture environments and/or related props as needed with an emphasis on realism while under the supervision of the Lead Environment Artist or assigned mentor
• Trouble-shoot assets and maintain them to stay in frame rate, memory and design spec
• Collaborate with the environment team and other teams or individuals as needed
• Research and contribute to the production pipelines, processes, and workflows
• Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed

Requirements and Skills:
• 3+ years' experience in game development modeling environments using Maya, or related experience/software
• Experience with video game development including, but not limited to workflow, tools, lighting, high and low poly modeling, texture painting, material setup, surface sampling, UV layout, in-game prop animation, environment prop rigging and asset optimization.
• Relevant software proficiencies: Zbrush, Maya, Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Photoshop
• Possess the ability to work independently, take feedback, and work on a team
• Strong artistic ability to visualize entire assets and detail with minimal concept art and direction
• Possess the ability to create low resolution models and textures from a high resolution textured model
• Strong technical ability to manage assets to fit memory, design, and frame rate limits
• Strong polygonal modeling skills in order to generate clean and efficient models at a very fast pace
• Great team-player attitude - being flexible with new ideas, being open to direction and changes
• Ability to meet deadlines and organize a work schedule in order to deliver the expected material
• Foundation in traditional arts

Bonus Skills:
• Knowledge of python\mel scripting
• knowledge\experience with Houdini
• Experience with Simplygon or equivalent
• Knowledge of and passion for baseball

Company Profile
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is responsible for the PlayStation® brand and family of products and services.