Gym Class - by IRL Studios

Play basketball in virtual reality

3D Artist - Generalist

$120k - $170k
Location
Austin, TX / Long Beach, CA / Remote (United States)
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris
Founder

About the role

Responsibilities

  • Create high quality 3D models for environments, props, and avatar accessories. These models will be taken through the modeling, texturing, and high to low poly baking pipeline.

  • Scene and asset assembly in Unity game engine. This includes setting up models, materials, and textures in Unity.

  • Maintain artistic unity across the game from reference images and concepts to the final art in the game engine.

  • Ability to create both realistic and fictitious environments and assets.

  • Character skinning and weight painting.

  • Collaborate with teammates to achieve the desired aesthetic of the game. Follow references, concepts, and art direction, while also having the initiative to take the work further independently.

  • Validate your work on device (Oculus VR Headset in the Unity editor).

  • Optimization. All assets are to be optimized and run on the target hardware (Oculus Quest 1 & 2).

Qualifications

  • 4-5 years experience creating art for games or virtual reality applications.

  • Strong portfolio showing abilities in creating high to low poly modeling, clean topology, texturing, and strong artistic and technical ability.

  • High proficiency in modeling (Maya and Zbrush), UVs, PBR texturing and materials (Substance 3D Collection), and image editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.).

  • High proficiency in Unity asset assembly (prefabs, import settings, materials, textures).

  • Strong understanding of modeling and texturing techniques.

  • Strong knowledge of performance trade-offs and optimization for mobile VR (GPU and CPU impacts).

  • Experience with Maya rigging and weight painting.

  • Experience creating BlendShapes in Maya.

  • Experience creating art for virtual reality or Unity games.

  • Strong understanding of Unity lighting methods (baked, realtime, mixed).

  • Strong organization and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.

  • Fluent in English.

Nice to Have Skills

  • Knowledge of Unity shaders.

  • Experience modeling characters and clothing.

  • Python and C# scripting languages.

  • Experience with source control (Plastic, GIT, Perforce).

Why you should join Gym Class - by IRL Studios

Gym Class VR is the best way to play basketball with people from all over the world. Make new friends, break a sweat, and compete to become a digital basketball superstar.

The app is a breakout hit on Quest with a 4.9 star rating and over 1 million downloads. It’s the most popular VR basketball app, and the #5 most reviewed app in the entire Quest ecosystem.

Cofounders Matthew Harris, Justin Hubert, and Paul Katsen bring a unique hybrid of VR and gaming, digital commerce, and consumer experience. Matthew is ex-Zynga, and him and Justin led engineering and art at their prior VR studio. Paul led Product for Twitter's Home feed, the company's largest surface with ~200M daily active users, and exited his previous startup to Coinbase.

Gym Class raised over $8M from top technology investors - including Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant, Lonzo Ball, Andre Iguodala, Soma Capital, Founders Inc., Danny Green, Zaza Pachulia, Todd and Rahul's Angel Fund, Balaji Srinivasan, and more.

Check out the experience on TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@gymclassvr.

Gym Class - by IRL Studios
Founded:2021
Team Size:6
Location:Los Angeles, CA
Founders
Matthew Harris
Matthew Harris
Founder
Justin Hubert
Justin Hubert
Founder
Paul Katsen
Paul Katsen
Founder