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Digital Matte Artist (Associate to Senior)

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Overview

Bungie Studios is looking for talented individuals to help create awe-inspiring visuals for breath-taking gaming worlds. This is an amazing opportunity to work with world-class art talent to develop visually inspired AAA titles.

The sky isn’t always the limit. Bungie is looking for a tech-savvy Digital Matte Artist who daydreams about modeling, texturing and animating 3d content to create atmospheric vistas. As a Digital Matte Artist you will work directly with the Lead Vista Artist to create the amazing backgrounds that are part of the environments and scenes in Bungie games. A central position, you will be directly involved in the exciting collaboration between designers, world artists, cinematics, and effects while being exposed to amazing rendering and lighting pipelines and tools.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create 3D skies and landscapes required to complete any 3D environment or cinematic scenes in the game while working with the cinematic and environment disciplines.
  • Create 3D geometry & 2D matte painted elements to be used as backgrounds for environments or cut-scenes.
  • Bring the sky environment to life by lighting, animating shaders and geometry.
  • Troubleshoot and use talents to create visually stunning backgrounds which match and enhance the game’s style and 3D requirements, using direction given by the Vista Lead.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Ability to model poly objects, texture them and compose them into the scene to create a stunning 3d matte painting.
  • Experience preferred as a 2D/3D Artist on a published title
  • Thorough knowledge of Photoshop, Maya, Max and other 2D/3D applications
  • Strong skills in painting (photorealism), drawing, composition, color matching
  • Ability to create matte paintings stylistically and / or photos realistically using 2D and 3D applications
  • Ability to integrate illustration with existing 3D environments
  • Ability to follow directions and complete tasks independently while working within the framework of a team
  • Excellent aptitude for problem solving
  • Must be able to continually adapt and adopt new technologies
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

Most Bungie full-time employees will adopt a digital first approach allowing remote work in Bungie approved locations (outside of positions identified as 100% onsite in Bellevue/Seattle, or individuals preferring a hybrid/flex environment). Prospective full-time employees located outside of CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, or WI will need to establish residency in one of the states we are compliant in within 45 days of a start date. Contractors will follow a digital first approach adhering to the location guidelines agreed upon by our third-party employer/vendor and Bungie. Bungie’s remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion. 

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