Lead Character Artist

Ripple Effect Studios

Playa Vista, CA, USA

Full time

Aug 31

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Ripple Effect, an evolution of Battlefield's DICE LA, is a Los Angeles-based game studio on a mission to build community-first experiences through continuous

We are seeking a Lead Character Artist who is passionate about creating high-quality, realistic characters and is eager to join us in our desire to push quality to the next level. You will report to the Studio Line Director.

Responsibilities:

As a Lead Character Artist, you will be responsible for:

Work task examples:

  • Sculpt high-resolution characters
  • Create clean game topology, UV’s and textures
  • Collaborate with Production to organize, schedule, and manage the character art team’s daily activities
  • Support character concept and design
  • Work with Art Director to drive and maintain high visual quality of character models
  • Partner with engineers and tech artists to develop an effective character art pipeline
  • Mentor the internal and external character teams through verbal and written feedback
  • Communicate the visual design and development of the characters through art specifications, style guides and reference material
  • Deliver feedback to outsourcing partners

Skills We Look For:

  • Previous character lead experience within a game production environment
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy, weight and silhouette
  • Strong Maya or similar 3D modeling software
  • Expert sculpting skills using Zbrush
  • Expert knowledge of PBR texture/material workflows
  • Experience with Marvelous designer
  • Experience with photogrammetry
  • Understanding of rigging and skinning
  • Military gear & hardware knowledge a plus
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Passion for collaboration with other artists, designers, and programmers
  • Critical eye for detail

Benefits

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that thrives on creativity and individuality.

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