Hard Surface Artist

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 164390

Position Title: Environment Artist 2

External Description:

Hard Surface Artist (Apex Legends)

EA Create is a collective of content production teams partnering with EA Studios game teams to bring outstanding visuals, audio, and technology to life. Our teams comprise of artists, engineers, technicians, designers, and development directors. Worldwide, we combine our teams to form a global group of extraordinary individuals fueled by imagination and a unified passion for creating amazing visuals, sound, and experiences. We are a diverse team, unified through collaboration, culture, and craft.

As a Hard Surface Artist you will work with both Respawn and the EA Create Art Worlds Teams, to create diverse and engaging assets for our players. You will be working in a creative environment where you will collaborate with all disciplines on the development team.

Responsibilities:
● Create weapons, loot, and support any Hard Surface-related assets for a FPS game.
● Create high fidelity FPS weapons and optimized 3P models within a given deadline
● Creative problem solving
● Work within given scope to deliverable AAA assets
● Reports to Art Director and Hardsurface Lead assisting reference gathering, and presentations, having reviews and taking constructive feedback
● Collaborate or support Animations, Design, VFX, and UX team with asset creation
● Integrate, setup, troubleshoot assets in proprietary tools and game engine
● Basic rigid body rigging
● Provides feedback with workflows and toolsets

Qualifications :
● 5 or more years of production experience
● A desire to grow as a Hardsurface Artist
● Ability to understand and work with other proprietary tools proficiently in short time period
● Experience in a production environment working with a large team
● Proficient in Maya and ability to create high poly models primarily within Maya
● Ability to use secondary programs to assist high poly creation includes Zbrush, Blender, Marvelous Designer, or equivalent
● Proficient in Substance Painter and Marmoset for texture baking workflows
● Extensive experience in high poly bakes to low poly and PBR texture workflows
● Comprehensive knowledge with some of the mainstream game engine such as Unreal, Unity, Frostbite, Snowdrop, and source

Portfolio Requirements
● Example of strong poly modeling showing strong mesh flow, efficient use of polys
● Good use of texture space
● PBR workflows
● A clear breakdown of what you did for each work example shown.
Bonus
● Weapon rigging experiences
● Basic understanding of game scripting
● Portfolio - Understanding of mechanical design and weapon design
● Portfolio - Examples of hard surface assets including but not limited to FPS weapons and vehicles

 

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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