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Weapons and Cosmetics 3D Generalist

by Digital Extremes

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 21, 2024
Digital Extremes

Job Description

Weapons and Cosmetics 3D Generalist



Digital Extremes is seeking a Weapons and Cosmetics 3D Generalist to join our team. You will be joining a small team of creative individuals responsible for creating not only weapons, but cosmetic items such as character accessories, various types of skins, and even the occasional ship or space jetpack for Warframe. We are a close-knit team that values communication and teamwork to deliver strong work.

You will be able to use whatever software you are comfortable with, and a strong understanding of AAA standard PBR and high/low poly asset creation methods is expected regardless of software used. However, proficiency in Zbrush and Adobe Substance Painter are strongly preferred. Concept art skills are not required, but a welcome extra. The ideal candidate will be passionate about video games and be able to adapt and have fun in our fast-paced environment, possessing strong problem-solving skills that allow you to work independently as well as with others.



  • Collaborate with the Lead Artist in the creation of high and low poly models, textures, and materials for use as real-time, AAA standard game assets.
  • Work from supplied concept art, with flexibility to contribute additional ideas.
  • Communicate with other teams effectively, keeping animation, rigging, and other needs in mind during asset creation. Use appropriate geometry and texel density for a third-person shooter.
  • Work in and adapt to a variety of art styles within Warframe, with the expectation that the game and its art styles will continue to change and evolve.
  • Work efficiently, prioritize competing demands, and exhibit strong investigative and problem-solving skills when faced with challenges.


  • Exceptional knowledge of the asset creation process (block-in, high and low poly, multi part baking, PBR texturing, etc).
  • Exceptional understanding of technical highpoly modeling and organic sculpting techniques.
  • Flexible skills that translate to different scales and subject matter (weapons, vehicles, character armor, etc): a 3D generalist with experience in the creation of many types of assets.
  • Superior eye for light, shade, color, detail, and the principles of design in creating texture maps and materials. Next-gen level texturing skills.
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn new techniques and best practices as the game evolves.
  • Self-motivated, good communication skills and the ability to integrate into a tight knit team.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in game development modeling and texturing weapons, equipment, props, vehicles, or characters.
  • A university degree in visual arts with specialization in relevant fields, or relevant experience in game development.
  • A true interest and enthusiasm for video games.
  • A genuine passion for exploratory designs and creating unique, sometimes weird, visually striking pieces that stand out in the industry.



  • Have shipped AAA PC or console titles as a 3D artist specializing in equipment, weapons, or characters.
  • Skill in one or more related disciplines: Illustration/concept art, animation, visual effects, or technical art.
  • Maya/Max/Blender, Adobe Substance Painter, and Zbrush software proficiency.
  • Familiar with Warframe and Digital Extremes' history.


Founded in 1993, Digital Extremes has become an employer of choice for talented people seeking rewarding career opportunities in the gaming industry. We are widely recognized for creating the award-winning Warframe, a free-to-play, third-person coop, PVP action shooter, space ninja adventure game available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Our early titles include Epic Pinball, Solar Winds: The Escape, Unreal and Unreal Tournament co-created series (and all its iterations) as well as The Darkness II. With over 300 of the industry’s widely talented and culturally diverse employees in both Canada and the US, we are warriors combining our expertise to deliver superior fast-paced gameplay and intense melee combat all with a great deal of passion.


Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing talent is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team!

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include:

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and more
  • Matching RRSP plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and career support
  • Fitness and parking/transit subsidies
  • Daily lunches prepared onsite by our in-studio Executive Chef and professional kitchen staff
  • All-day snacks and drinks, sleep pods, massage chairs, cold brew, dog therapy days and more


Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted.


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