Framestore is a world leader in visual effects and animation across Film, TV, Advertising and Immersive. Having won multiple industry awards for our work, Framestore is now looking to bring the same level of excellence to our real-time capabilities.
Focussed on high quality asset creation, the Senior Asset Builder is a lead/senior level 3D artist, capable of modeling, texturing and shading for 3D characters, objects, props and environments which are optimised for real-time workflows in Unreal Engine. The Senior Asset Builder would play a core role in the team, working towards the delivery of high-quality products and projects for both IP and brand clients across a range of mediums on cutting edge hardware; VR, AR, real-time animation, virtual production and other exciting platforms.
The Senior Asset Builder works under the supervision of the Real-time Supervisor and must be able to take artistic direction in order to deliver on brief and on time. The Senior Asset Builder would be expected to lead and mentor the real-time asset team, as well as being capable of running point with the larger core CG Framestore team. They should have a strong sense of design, composition and art direction and possess initiative. Experience of modelling for real-time is essential, with a working knowledge of real-time techniques for lighting and FX a plus.
Demonstrable leadership skills
Maya, ZBrush, Substance Suite & common DCC tools (Houdini a plus)
Understanding of best practices for poly and texture budgets to deliver optimised performance
Good knowledge of topological considerations when modelling for deformation
Passion and knowledge for good design, composition and lighting practices
Able to successfully take and interpret creative direction
Adaptable and accepting of creative change throughout a project
Create performant models from more complex and higher resolution VFX/CAD assets
Working knowledge of Unreal’s material system
5+ years in games or interactive media
Desirable Skills & Attributes
Core understanding of rigging
Working knowledge of real-time techniques for lighting & FX
Experience working with XR
Understanding of Unreal blueprint system
Positive attitude towards learning and sharing
Deadline oriented; able to work in a fast-paced environment
Able to solve problems as they arise and remain calm in high-pressure situations
Knowledge of cinematic language and associated technical terminology
Framestore is proud to employ extraordinary talent across all genders, races, nationalities, religions, ages, abilities and sexual preferences. We aim to encourage and support all of our current and future employees to achieve their potential. No job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on any basis when applying for a career with us.