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Senior Look Development Technical Artist

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name: Cinematics Job Title:
Senior Look Development Technical Artist Requisition ID:
R008687 Job Description: Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled Senior Look Development Technical Artist for its Cinematics department. The candidate should have extensive experience in Look Development with a strong sense of creative and technical ability. Prior lighting and shading experience for achieving photo-real looks in computer generated artwork is a plus. The candidate must be organized, structured, motivated and a self-starter with strong communication skills. Day to Day Production
Responsible for the technical aspects of the assets and shots produced by the Surfacing and Lighting Departments
Support assets that are more difficult to achieve artistically by working with surfacing artists and shader writers
Provide feedback on pipeline/workflow and potential solutions on how to improve them
Create tools when needed to support the Surfacing and Lighting Teams
Test out new shader features and create documentation (tutorials, examples, etc.) for the Surfacing and Lighting Teams
Communication
Be a bridge between the Lighting, Surfacing and Shading departments
Be a mentor to the Surfacing and Lighting Teams, helping to level up artists on the technical end
Technical and Artistic know-how
Deep understanding of the lookdev & lighting pipeline and process
Well-versed in industry standard texturing, lookdev, and rendering tools like PrMan, Redshift, Mari, Substance Painter, and Katana
Knowledge of Python in order to write scripts and tools To apply please submit a PDF of your resume along with a link to a reel and any passwords needed. COVID-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. 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. Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Keywords: Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine , Senior Look Development Technical Artist, IT / Software / Systems , Irvine, California

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