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Jim Watson
Jim Watson
Technical Artist at Respawn Entertainment
Los Angeles, United States of America

I am a driven Technical Environment/FX Artist, focusing on developing pipelines and tools to create in-depth environments, painted with complex materials and illuminated with vibrant lighting.

My goal is to author environments that people talk about and enjoy playing through. I believe that the environments make the game feel authentic and drives the player to explore, making the player feel apart of it. I want to be the driving force behind creating this experience.

Proficient with programs such as Maya, Houdini, Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Photoshop, nDo, Zbrush, xNormal, Unreal Development Kit 3, Unreal Engine 4, Knald, Marmoset, mental ray, V-ray, Unity, Flash, and Illustrator. Some of my strengths are creativity, teamwork, environment creating and design, texturing, UV mapping, and high-poly to low-poly creation. I also have experience using MEL, Python, HLSL, C++, C#, Action Script 3.0, HTML, PHP, and CSS.

Skills

Digital SculptingUV MappingDigital PaintingHard Surface ModelingLightingLow-poly ModelingMel ScriptingProp ModelingTexturingHigh-poly ModelingPython ScriptingTexture Baking3D ModelingEnvironment Modeling

Software proficiency

Python
Python
Maya
Maya
Houdini
Houdini
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Photoshop
Photoshop
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
NDO
NDO
Quixel Suite
Quixel Suite
ZBrush
ZBrush
SpeedTree
SpeedTree
World Machine
World Machine
Unity
Unity
mental ray
mental ray
V-Ray
V-Ray
Flash
Flash
Illustrator
Illustrator
InDesign
InDesign
Photoscan
Photoscan

Productions

  • Godofwar
    • Video Game
      God of War
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Environment/FX Artist
    • Company
      Sony Santa Monica

Experience

  • Technical Artist at Respawn Entertainment
    Chatsworth, United States of America
    April 2018 - Present

  • FX Artist at Sony Santa Monica
    Los Angeles
    July 2017 - December 2017