Art & Animation

Groom Artist Internship - MetaHuman Creator

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Groom Artist Internship - MetaHuman Creator

Epic Games is on the lookout for smart, dynamic interns to join our dev teams. When you join Epic you'll join a team that's pushing the limits of gaming and interactive. From Unreal Engine and Fortnite, to TwinMotion and the Epic Games Store, you'll contribute to the unrelenting focus on innovation, quality and community that defines us.

Epic Games Metahuman Creator team is looking for a creative Groom Artist Intern to join them in 2022. MetaHuman Creator is a free cloud-based app that empowers anyone to create photorealistic digital humans, complete with hair and clothing, in minutes. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to work directly on our new Unreal Engine tool for creating high-fidelity fully rigged digital humans, alongside some of the world's leading artists.

Our Interns are given challenging projects over the work term, and are provided with a meaningful experience with high expectations for performance. If you want to build something Epic, this is the opportunity for you!

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop new strand-based grooms for MetaHuman Creator including eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair and hairstyles
  • Learn how to combine and alter existing grooms to create variations for the tool based on reference images
  • Learn what is required and what to avoid in card-based grooms creation, and grow to a level where you can provide feedback on deliveries 
  • Test internal tooling efforts for strand and card based grooms
  • Expand to other tasks such as optimization, creating mesh helmets and/or baked textures of strand-based grooms for LODs, etc.

 

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic junior with a strong portfolio that includes examples of grooms
  • Experience working with X-Gen in Maya or similar strand-based grooming systems
  • Knowledge of hair rendering and/or simulation in-engine is a plus
  • Knowledge of card-based grooms is a plus

 

This is a remote, paid internship for 2022 with a flexible start date. Recruitment will be ongoing until teams find an ideal match. For more information about Epic Internships, visit Epicgames.com/students.

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ABOUT US

Epic Games spans across 12 countries with 32 studios and 1,800+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

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