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Get a job: Telltale Games seeks a Senior Character Modeler

The house that built The Walking Dead is hiring a senior character modeler to with significant experience to work alongside the team in Telltale's San Rafael studio.

October 16, 2014

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Senior Character Modeler, Telltale Games

Location: San Rafael, California Telltale Games is searching for a talented Lead/Senior Character Modeler to create great-looking game characters in Zbrush and Maya. The ideal candidate should have excellent traditional art skills relating to characters as well as a deep understanding of technical requirements for games. Responsibilities - Create appealing characters for Telltale games, working with the Lead Artist, Concepts artist, Designers, Riggers and Animators to balance quality and game performance. - Model, UV and texture polygonal game characters accurately from provided concept art keeping the appeal and the essence of the concept. - Maintain the style for different characters on the same project. - Ability to model in a variety of styles. - Follow art directions and Telltale technical requirements. - Mentor other Character Modeler’s on the team in terms of model appeal, best topology practices, etc. - Establish character pipelines and help drive character modeling forward in the studio. - Manage outsourcing, communication and assets when overflow modeling is needed. Essential Skills - Minimum of 5 years of work experience as a Character Modeler or similar role, and at least 2 shipped titles. - Proven ability to create great looking textures, in a variety of styles, both from reference and painting from scratch. - Proper and imaginative use of materials and shaders. - Required understanding of how rigging and animation impact character creation with regard to spans and geometry topology. - Ability to assess and implement clean, efficient geometry for maximum performance in the engine. - Expertise in Maya, ZBrush, and Photoshop, other packages are encouraged also. - Self-driven, excellent verbal and written communication, Team player. - Experience working and directing outsourcing and/or mentoring junior team members - Strong drawing and painting capabilities is essential. - Please submit a link to a demo reel/work samples with your application in order to be considered for this position. Candidates must be authorized to work and accept new employment in the U.S. Interested? Apply now.

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