Senior 3D Artist & Animator

Unity Technologies    Seattle, WA
Job Description
Unity Labs' Authoring Tools Group makes tools for augmented and virtual reality developers. You will be owning the creation and communication of art assets needed for Labs demos, prototypes, tools, and partnerships. This role is a key part of Unity's goal to be the best possible realtime tool for all kinds of 3D creation. You are a cornerstone of content creation for Labs - an experienced 'super-generalist' artist who can understand the various assets needs of the Authoring Tools Group. These include example content, 3D UI, and partner projects. You can communicate those needs, collaborate on the design, scope the creation time, and champion the most effective method to meet our needs in a timely manner. Labs' Authoring Tools Group is a diverse team of passionate XR developers and thinkers. We care deeply about helping developers be able to make apps that can truly run in the real world. In joining the team, you'll be helping to move the entire industry forward towards real ubiquitous spatial computing. This role requires some amount of travel to other offices, though we are happy to work with your schedule and responsibilities. Additionally, this role is a product development role, not a prototyping or research position. Responsibilities ----------------
  • Concept and build out 3D assets and textures for game and app demos, partner projects, and our own tools for AR and VR headsets
  • Prototype and animate interactive elements and gameplay
  • Direct partners on our vision for content both artistically and the technical requirements
  • Polish and improve existing assets from partners
  • Work alongside the demo team lead and technical artists to make shining examples of amazing XR content
  • Requirements ------------
  • A comfortable familiarity with Unity and the process and pipelines involved in integrating artwork
  • A demonstrated interest in XR, either professionally or through personal projects
  • Range of experience for target hardware - from low-poly modeling for mobile to extremely high-detailed for cinematic content
  • Deep understanding of real time art production and techniques
  • Ability to take art from design to implementation
  • Expert in 3D authoring software such as Maya, 3ds Max, Blender, Houdini
  • Expert in 2D authoring software such as Photoshop, Kirta, Substance
  • Bonus points ------------
  • A true passion for, and enjoyment of, spatial computing - the entire team is united in our shared interest for the future of human-computer interaction and how XR can help
  • Specific mixed reality development for Hololens or Magic Leap, personal or professional, is a significant bonus
  • Speaking experience is useful as we often give talks across Labs, both internally and externally
  • Ability to communicate with external/distributed team members and provide direction and feedback to other artists
  • Experience creating abstract visuals, visual FX, shaders, and PBR material
  • Experience with procedural art creation with tools like Houdini, Substance Designer
  • Who we are Unity is the creator of the world's most widely-used real-time 3D (RT3D) development platform, providing content creators around the world with the tools they need to build rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. In fact, apps made with Unity reach 2.7 billion devices worldwide, and were installed more than 24 billion times in the last 12 months. The global engineering team keeps Unity at the forefront of technology and — working alongside partners like Magic Leap, Google, Facebook, Oculus and Microsoft — ensures optimized support for the latest technology and platforms. Unity is powering the real-time revolution, expanding beyond games and breaking into other industries including automotive, film, architecture, engineering, construction and more. Unity is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Unity does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Unity will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Unity. #LI-MN1 #SEN

    Fri, 08 Feb 2019 20:45:03 GMT

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