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3D Character Technical Artist | Hybrid | Redmond, WA

Redmond, WA
Date:

Overview

Placement Type:

Temporary

Salary (USD):

$77 to $85.55

Start Date:

03.28.2024

Our client is seeking a 3D Technical Artist with a passion for creating high-quality avatar content for avatar rendering prototype experiences. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of AR/VR pioneers and contribute to the development of cutting-edge rendering technology.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in 3D art and technical art, with a focus on character shading and geometry. Relevant skills include creating and improving materials for hair, skin, and eyes, importing assets from Blender into O3DE realtime engine for testing, creating setups for ground-truth comparisons, and helping create and improve prototype demo experiences.

Responsibilities:
-Material Quality Improvement: Enhance the quality of hair, skin, and eye materials on existing character assets.
-Hair Asset Addition: Incorporate diverse hair assets into our demo environment for testing and prototyping.
-Hair Rendering Prototyping: Develop prototypes of hair rendering techniques, such as converting hair strands to hair cards.
-Eye and Eyelash Geometry Development: Create anatomically detailed eye and eyelash geometry assets, including textures.
-Avatar Animation Import: Import Avatar animations into our real-time development environment, O3DE.
-Rendering Comparison Setup: Establish rendering comparisons between real-time and offline avatar rendering setups.
-Demo Visual Enhancement: Improve the visual appeal of avatar rendering demos.
-Animation Sequence Creation/Enhancement: Create or enhance animation sequences.

Minimum Qualifications:
-3+ years professional experience working in a character content production environment.
-Proficiency with Blender
-Proficiency in a scripting language, like python or C#
-Experience importing and setting up assets in O3DE, or comparable, like Unity, or Unreal.
-Knowledge of rendering performance optimization techniques.
-Professional experience communicating verbally, and written in a multi-disciplinary team, including engineers, scientists, and technical artists.
-Experience in creating and improving materials for hair, skin, and eyes.
-Experience in importing assets from Blender into runtime engines for testing.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in O3DE realtime engine.
-Houdini, Maya, Substance Painter experience.
-LUA coding experience.

Client Description

Headquartered in Menlo Park, California, this top social media company builds technologies that help people connect. Their mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

With a culture of constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world, it’s important that their workforce reflects the diversity of the people they serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps make better decisions, build better products and create better experiences for everyone.

Working here, you’ll:
• Be part of their mission of community building
• Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry
• Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem-solving mode
• Have a hand in developing products that empower more than 3 billion people around the world to share ideas, offer support and make a difference

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/talent/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

About Aquent Talent: Aquent Talent connects the best talent in marketing, creative, and design with the world’s biggest brands. Our talent get access to amazing benefits like subsidized health, vision, and dental plans, paid sick leave, and retirement plans with a match. We also offer free online training through Aquent Gymnasium. More information on our awesome benefits! Aquent is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We’re about creating an inclusive environment—one where different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, and everyone can contribute, grow their careers, and thrive.