Character Technical Artist

Bluepoint Games is looking for a CHARACTER TECHNICAL ARTIST to join our team on a full-time basis. Tackle the most complex asset challenges and join us in developing a world-class workflow. Help unleash the potential of our Art team in developing AAA titles.

Please note: This is not an entry-level. Related professional experience is required.

Responsibilities

  • Create realistic human characters

  • Help design and develop modular character creation techniques.

  • Refine shader, texture, and lighting quality specifically related to skin, hair, etc.

  • Manipulate facial scan data to create game ready facial poses and textures

  • Support the Character Art team with the development of swappable assets

  • Implement a pipeline for outsourced character assets

  • Help develop character facial rigs for believable motion

  • Setup skin weighting to define ideal deformation

  • Research and develop new art technologies related to modular character systems

  • Help develop tools to improve the team’s efficiency and quality of work

  • Work well in a team-oriented environment

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the games industry, including experience developing a modular character system, with at least one shipped title (excluding academic projects)

  • Demonstrations of prior realistic character models and textures

  • Highly proficient with ZBrush

  • Expert knowledge of Maya

  • Complete understanding of game workflows and pipelines

  • A portfolio reflecting high-quality game art, scripted tools, and shaders

  • Ability to work onsite at our facility in Austin, TX

Preferences

  • Maya scripting experience in Python and MEL

  • Experience working with multiple game engines

  • Experience with Allegorithmic Substance Designer/Painter

  • Knowledge of facial motion capture data pipelines

  • Shader authoring skills (HLSL, GLSL, CGFX) knowledge

  • C++, C#, Javascript, or other programming knowledge

About Bluepoint

The Bluepoint team is preparing for our next remake of a classic. Want to be part of creating something special, a game millions of gamers are eagerly anticipating?
Bluepoint Games is a small studio with big ideas, always looking for elite game development talent to join our family. If you too stand for quality and attention to detail, then join us in delivering nothing less than the games fans want to play.
Since our inception in 2006, Bluepoint Games has worked on many critically acclaimed franchises such as God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Flower, Gravity Rush, Titanfall, and Uncharted.
For these reasons and many others – Hill Country, lakes, and live music; an inspired university town with a thriving high-tech industry and creative community – we proudly call Austin home. We’re confident you’ll love it here, too!

To Apply

If you meet the requirements specified above and you feel the potential calling you, please email your resume and materials to jobs@bluepointgames.com. Include “Character Technical Artist” and your name in the subject line.
If you currently reside outside of the US, please state whether you are legally authorized to work in the US.