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Associate Artist, Character Art Implementation - Overwatch 2

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA 92606
  • Job Code
    R017505
Team Name:
Overwatch

Job Title:
Associate Artist, Character Art Implementation - Overwatch 2

Requisition ID:
R017505

Job Description:

Associate Artist, Character Art Implementation - Overwatch 2

Our Character Modeling department is looking for a highly motivated Associate Artist to help the Outsource group as we expand scope on Overwatch 2.

This role will have a large focus on the integration of character models being produced by our external third-party vendors. This is an ideal job for someone who is a new graduate and has familiarity in game engine polygonal modeling and a basic understanding of rigging. In addition, as a background task we will have you create art assets for the game, dependent on time, your background, and skill level. It's a great opportunity to learn how the Blizzard modelers and technical artists approach their craft while also working with them to improve process, workflows and tool sets.

With this position, you will get also get a front row seat to the exciting challenge of adding new content to the world of Overwatch. If you're ready to tackle the challenge of helping realize the evolution of the Overwatch universe, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities

  • Implementation of 3rd party vendor assets in game engine, including troubleshooting and model or texture polish when necessary.
  • Create, clean-up and maintain character models for real time game assets.
  • Work with lead and senior artists to ensure timely completion of art assets at the desired quality bar.
  • Work closely with Character Art Supervisors to populate the world of Overwatch with its incredible heroes
  • Help implement Level of Detail (LOD) models into the game and be capable of identifying and fixing any issues that come up.
  • Help moving source file to\from engine and vendors
  • Perform simple weapon rigging and implement both blockout and final models into the game engine
  • Understand how PBR shader extures are setup and help make fixes when needed
  • Keep characters in budget and help optimize models extures when needed
  • Help identify areas of pipeline improvement and collaborate with the team to make it happen

Requirements
  • Previous experience with current commercial game editors such as Unity/Unreal.
  • Understanding of polygonal modeling and texturing using Maya and Photoshop software packages.
  • Basic knowledge of character rigging
  • Self-motivation and a great team-player attitude
  • Able to work creatively as part of a large or small group
  • Understanding of the visual style of Blizzard games and a passion to push it to the next level
  • Display solid communication skills and prioritization to keep the team moving smoothly
  • A passion for video games

Pluses
  • Industry experience in character modeling and game development in some capacity.
  • Have shipped an PC or console title as a character artist, or technical artist

Application Requirements
  • Portfolio and / or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
  • Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album).
  • Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.





Posted: 2022-09-09 Expires: 2022-10-08
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