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BRINK XR

San Francisco, - United States
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Photogrammetry Artist (Remote)

Description

BRINK XR is seeking a Photogrammetry Artist to help capture and process 3D scan data of amazing real-world locations to be featured in our VR & AR travel apps.

In this role, you'll primarily be responsible for the processing of large-scale photogrammetry data to generate clean meshes and textures to be fed into our processing pipeline for final scene-assembly in Unity.  You'll also work with a team to help with on-site photography to capture locations using ground and aerial photogrammetry. 

The ideal candidate will have strong landscape photography experience, a solid understanding of Reality Capture and photogrammetry processes like alignment and component merging, and a general background in 3D content creation apps to create content for real-time engines.

For more more info, or to apply directly on our careers site:
https://brinkxr.freshteam.com/jobs/6ZvF-p2Vqqzb/photogrammetry-artist


Responsibilities

Photogrammetry Processing

  • Update team wiki with capture metadata.
  • Organization of capture data to submit to the pipeline.
  • Color balance and grading of captured raw images.
  • Running initial alignment of images in Reality Capture.
  • Merging initial alignments into one master alignment of all images.
  • Verification of alignment quality in Reality Capture using control points.
  • Generation of Normal and High Quality meshes.
  • Willingness to learn BRINK XR's custom tools to help process data further.

On-Site Photography Capture

  • Planning the logistics around capturing a location - including accounting for travel, permits, weather, lighting, etc.
  • Preparing equipment for an efficient shoot, and management of backing up data after a shoot.
  • Managing a small team on location during a shoot.
  • Shooting high quality ground images with an SLR.
  • Shooting high quality aerial images with a UAV.

Qualifications

Photography Background

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with full-frame camera systems and aerial drone photography.  (preferably in a landscape photography context)
  • In-depth knowledge in the technical aspects of professional landscape photography.  (exposure, camera settings, lens and sensor information)
  • Processing and handling large amounts of raw images in Lightroom.
  • Online samples demonstrating proficiency.

Photogrammetry & 3D Background

  • Strong knowledge and experience with photogrammetry in Reality Capture - including image alignment, verifying results with control points, merging components, and generating meshes.
  • 3D graphics knowledge - familiarity with programs like Houdini, Maya, Blender, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Mari, Photoshop, etc.
  • Realtime engines knowledge - familiarity with Unity or Unreal Engine.
  • Online samples demonstrating proficiency.

General

  • A love of the great outdoors and travel, and a desire to preserve and protect the amazing places of the world.
  • Reasonably fit and healthy enough to travel to remote areas while hiking, camping, carrying necessary equipment, etc.
  • Open to frequent international travel and the visa & health requirements that come with it:  up-to-date passport, vaccinations, etc.
  • Able to work within a small team for on-site capture.
  • Self-managing and eager to show their own ideas and vision for a capture.
  • Comfortable working remotely within a Windows pipeline - including remote networking and version control software like Perforce.

About BRINK

Our mission is to make the wonders of the world personally accessible to all through inspiring and informative virtual travel experiences.  We're a small team of Artists, Engineers, Producers, and travel lovers who recognize an opportunity to use our skills to create meaningful content in a new and exciting medium that provides entertainment, education, awareness, and cultural relevance to the World.  Our team is built on a strong pioneer spirit, and we thrive when we're solving problems in unknown territory.   We depend on experimentation and exploring new ideas, and push for every team member to take pride and ownership in their craft.  

Our team distributed throughout the US and Europe and primarily works remotely, so good communication and self-management are critical to our success.  If you're a talented and passionate person who wants to help further our mission and help create experiences that matter, we look forward to hearing from you!