Realtime Lighting Artist

Location: Glasgow

Lighting , Realtime

Contract: Contract

Axis Studios seeks a dedicated REALTIME LIGHTING ARTIST to join our Realtime Department and work alongside the Lighting department, who helps create all Lighting content for in-engine projects.

As part of the Realtime Lighting team, you will help bring to life in-engine scenes, co-operating with other Realtime Artists on the team. Your role will be to help the team, building lighting in-engine, and working with the team receiving feedback to push the quality of the in-engine scenes.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to shape the future of an animation studio by embracing emerging technologies across a wide variety of realtime projects. If you are an ambitious artist looking for an opportunity to continue working with AAA-games in a more cinematic manner, on the cutting edge of animation and visual effects, then we look forward to your application. 

This role can be carried out remotely, with working hours overlapping GMT. 


  • Ability to creatively and technically create lighting for realistic and stylized in-engine projects 

  • Be the person who pushes the quality of the in-engine Lighting with support from Senior Artists and Leads

  • Work in partnership with other departments to ensure that shots are delivered to the highest possible standard

  • Work within the Lighting team to determine the various design solutions needed to create the effects

  • Create both the exterior and interior lighting within environments and cut scenes

  • Support the junior members of the team

  • Execute high quality lighting, within game budgets

  • Keep CG Supervisor/Lead and Head' of Realtime informed of progress, changes and other critical issues

  • Take on feedback from Lead's and clients to push the quality of Lighting


  • Strong working knowledge of lighting and shading in Unreal Engine

  • Intermediate knowledge of 3D software, preferably Houdini but also Maya, 3DS Max or Cinema 4D

  • Good communicator

  • Strong artistic eye

  • Experience with optimisation and lighting budgets

  • Good Blueprint knowledge

  • 1-2+ years experience working with Realtime Lighting either in a game studio or cinematic studio 


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