Character Artist (Blendshape)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Requisition Number: 169267
Position Title: Character Artist 2
EA Create is a collective of content production teams partnering with EA Studios game teams to create outstanding visuals, audio and technology. 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 BlendShape Artist, you the entire creation process of character heads. This will include working with scan data and photos to create the neutral head and blendshapes to be used in game. EA BlendShape Artists are experienced in human/non-human character modeling of both realistic and stylized characters in Maya, ZBrush and Photoshop. Character models are highly complex and detailed in video games with some characters coming close to 500,000 polygons. The Shape Artist will show an interest in opportunities to improve character creation across multiple teams within EA. You will work directly with the Lead Blendshape Artist, the Art Director and Animation Director to ensure content is meeting the quality bar.
3+ years’ of educational and/or professional experience in modeling and character art
Bachelor's degree or higher or equivalent experience
Strong portfolio in realistic character art. Please provide a link to your portfolio on your resume.
Experience working with Maya, Photoshop, and ZBrush
Experience in prototyping and working with diverse teams consisting of technical artists, artists, and engineers.
Strong knowledge of latest industry-standard tools, workflows, and techniques including physically based rendering.
Demonstrate an expert understanding of human anatomy, proportion, silhouette and topology and how it relates to rendering and deformation.
Strong understanding of motion and how facial features deform under multiple facial expressions and emotion.
Demonstrate an understanding of a broad mix of character-related disciplines such as modeling, texturing, shading, rigging & binding, animation, facial animation, and blend shapes.
Demonstrates the ability to articulate the art direction focus and art reviews through written and verbal communication to internal and external teams.
Demonstrate an expert ability to prepare assets for physical simulations such as cloth, hair.
Demonstrate an excellent ability to interpret 2D reference material and scan data into 3D textured and surfaced models.
Demonstrate an ability to document workflows that will be used by internal and external teams..
Understanding of FACS is helpful
Community / Marketing Title: Character Artist (Blendshape)
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 new parent 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.
Date Opened: 2021-10-15 22:12:18.097
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We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers.
We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more.
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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.