TRICK 3D Seeks Environment Artist – Unreal Engine 4

Here at TRICK 3D, we’re building beautiful virtual worlds. Wanna join?

TRICK 3D is a leading 3D animation, immersive content and virtual reality studio headquartered in Atlanta. Our merry band of artists, developers, problem-solvers and dreamers are building beautiful virtual worlds each and every day in-studio.

Our penchant for innovation combined with our passion for what we do allows us to break new ground in original content, commercial creative, new tech, AR/VR/MR and much more. We serve up awe-inspiring creative content and solutions for Fortune 100 clients like Delta Air Lines and AT&T as well as entertainment giants like CBS and Turner Broadcasting System.

We seek and hire extraordinary individuals with go-getter, problem-solving heads and passion-filled hearts.

UNREAL ENVIRONMENT ARTIST – CONTRACT-TO-PERM POSITION

We are actively seeking an Environment Artist working in Unreal Engine 4 to work with our teams for a short-term contract term that has the potential to lead into a full-time position at TRICK 3D.

The ideal Environment Artist will have a passion for technical design and visual effects; the candidate should be enthusiastic about being able to create in a comfortable environment and about working closely with our team of artists. The ideal candidate wields Unreal Engine 4 masterfully to create beautiful content and is also savvy with other content creation software.

The candidate should be a technical problem-solver.

Responsibilities

  • Apply technical problem-solving to achieve optimal look using Unreal.
  • Create accurate models based on photo reference with optimized, clean typology.
  • Apply an artistic eye for lighting and experience lighting in Unreal and 3DS Max or Maya.
  • Ability to work effectively within game design and technical constraints.

Skills & Requirements

  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Max (possibly Maya), and Unreal.
  • Understanding of how physically-based shading works in Unreal.
  • Familiarity with Unreal Blueprints, Matinee/Sequencer, and BSP Tools.
  • Knowledge of Substance Designer and Painter is a plus.
  • Excellent comprehension of architecture, material use, and construction principles, as well as a master-level understanding of light, color, form, and spatial relationships.

TRICK 3D offers an exceptionally creative and flexible workplace and competitive compensation. We dig and hire creative, nimble, driven, team-oriented and passionate people and provide them with opportunities to solve, grow and create.

We’re located in one of Atlanta’s most creative neighborhoods – West Midtown. Once dotted primarily with factories in the early 20th century, today West Midtown is home to some of Atlanta’s most prized studios, theaters, shops and restaurants. Interested in this position and want to learn more by visiting our studio? Please apply by emailing your cover letter, portfolio and CV or resume to Jessica Hockin, jessica@trick3d.com.

TRICK 3D is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our studio. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

TRICK 3D Adds to Team Roster With Director of Communications Hire

ATLANTA (Dec. 21, 2016) – Immersive media and virtual reality studio TRICK 3D today announced the hiring of Stacy Shade to the newly-created position of director of communications. In her role, Shade will set and oversee studio marketing, public relations and internal communications strategies and initiatives. Shade will also be charged with facilitating strategic brand partnerships for the studio.

Stacy Shade joins TRICK 3D after spending a decade building media relationships in both technology and hospitality sectors through her roles at Atlanta-based startups User Insight and ShopVisible, and not-for-profit Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). Most recently, Shade founded and helmed her own boutique PR consultancy, Clear Voice PR. Shade has served multiple terms on the board of the Atlanta chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and continues to be an active member of the organization.

“Stacy utilizes a variety of PR and marketing tools and tactics to share the TRICK 3D story with the wider world,” remarked Executive Producer Laura Rea. “She’s hyper-focused on generating results that increase awareness about the leading CG and VR work produced here at TRICK 3D.”

Shade’s hiring coincides with the announcement of the studio’s overall growth. TRICK 3D has doubled revenue over the past 12 months. The Atlanta-based studio’s expansion is largely attributable to the studio leading in its industry vertical and to an increase in overall demand for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) from Fortune 500 companies.

“We’re definitely seeing a surge in inquiries for AR and VR content as we continue to share our capabilities and story,” said studio Founder and CEO Chad Eikhoff. “Fortune 500 companies are coming to us, ready to pave the path for future innovation in these new mediums. The demand is very exciting to see, and TRICK 3D is thrilled to be the enabling force behind many of the world’s best-known brands’ AR and VR initiatives. We are excited to have a strong talent like Stacy on board to help share our stories and build new, exciting relationships.”

ABOUT TRICK 3D
TRICK 3D is an immersive media studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR). With deep roots in commercial and original 3D film production, TRICK 3D’s capabilities include virtual worlds and sets, character animation, photo-real renderings and visualization, stereoscopic 3D and more. The studio’s full virtual production pipeline includes a virtual camera system with live motion-tracked camera, as well as a composite and green screen stage. TRICK 3D enables virtual worlds and programming for a variety of clients, including Fortune 100 corporations, such as Aflac and AT&T, as well as entertainment giants like CBS and Turner Broadcasting System. To learn more about TRICK 3D’s capabilities, visit TRICK3D.com and follow @TRICK3D on Twitter.

Chad Eikhoff of TRICK 3D Talks Georgia VR on Atlanta Tech Edge

Georgia is the top place working to release leading content in both AR and VR. As such, Georgia VR is a local brain trust convening leaders in these new mediums to chart the state’s course and tell Georgia’s VR story. Chad Eikhoff of TRICK 3D and Grant Wainscott of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MACC) sat down with Titania Jordan of Atlanta Tech Edge to discuss what’s on the horizon – check out the segment here – http://www.11alive.com/entertainment/television/programs/atlanta-tech-edge/atlanta-tech-edge-georgia-vr-ihg-cyber-security-funding/362057729

TRICK 3D's Chad Eikhoff on Atlanta Tech Edge talking Georgia VR

TRICK 3D Pioneers State’s First Virtual Reality Braintrust

Studio, state readies for influx of virtual reality and augmented reality content demand from Fortune 1000 companies, entertainment leaders 

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 1, 2016) – TRICK 3D, an immersive content studio specializing in virtual reality (VR) and 3D animation, today announced the launch of Georgia VR, the state’s first brain trust on virtual reality. The studio announced the news from the Virtual Reality Strategy (VRS) Conference in San Francisco, where VR analyst firm Greenlight Insights this afternoon released data indicating that VR revenues alone are expected to hit $36 billion by 2026. Incorporating AR takes that projection to more than $162 billion by 2020, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

With the support of Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), The City of Atlanta, and area colleges and universities as well as Georgia-based Fortune 1000 companies, Georgia VR convenes representatives working in AR and VR to strategize around the promotion of the state’s capabilities in these new mediums. Kicking off the group’s efforts, TRICK 3D and MAC partnered with Greenlight Insights on the analyst firm’s inaugural Virtual Reality Strategy conference.

“With our position as a digital and technology hub continuing to evolve as companies find success here, metro Atlanta is poised to rise to the leading edge in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “MAC is pleased to partner with TRICK 3D, Greenlight Insights, and others as we forge the way for new innovation in the VR and AR sectors that will impact our entire region on a global scale.”

Chad Eikhoff, TRICK 3D founder and Georgia VR originator, took the VRS stage yesterday alongside Jessica Richman of the Australian Trade Commission, Xavier Wartelle of French Tech Hub and Greenlight Insights CEO Clifton Dawson and dialoged on how cities across the globe might accelerate their VR ecosystems. 

“Georgia is in a prime position to showcase leading VR capabilities and compete both nationally and internationally,” said Chad Eikhoff, founder of TRICK 3D. “Our tech and creative communities in the state are inherently driven and focused on innovating and VR is a new, fertile ground to do just that – invent new VR and AR experiences and solutions that will transform our realities, both in the real world and in the virtual world.”

To learn more about TRICK 3D, visit  TRICK3D.com For more on Georgia VR, contact info@TRICK3D.com.

ABOUT TRICK 3D
TRICK 3D is an immersive content studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR). With deep roots in commercial and original 3D film production, TRICK 3D’s capabilities include virtual worlds and sets, character animation, photo-real renderings and visualization, stereoscopic 3D and more. The studio’s full virtual production pipeline includes a virtual camera system with live motion-tracked camera, as well as a composite and green screen stage. TRICK 3D enables virtual worlds and programming for a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, such as Aflac and AT&T, as well as entertainment giants like CBS and Turner Broadcasting System. To learn more about TRICK 3D’s capabilities, visit TRICK3D.com and follow @TRICK3D on Twitter.

TRICK 3D’s Floorplan Revolution® adds video tours of virtual model homes, plus HTC Vive virtual reality capabilities

TRICK 3D, an immersive content studio specializing in virtual reality (VR) and 3D animation, today announced the release of two new features to Floorplan Revolution®, the company’s flagship residential real estate product: Fly-Thru and Floorplan Revolution VR.

The studio’s powerful VR-enabled product empowers property developers and marketers to transform static 2D floor plans into fully-navigable virtual homes for prospective buyers to tour and explore via smartphone, PC or VR headset – all with nothing more than a simple .jpeg or .png floor plan image. Floorplan Revolution is the first product of its kind and quality in the market. It boasts technology accessibility, quick turn-around times and a competitive pricing model, which makes VR readily available to residential real estate marketers and developers both large and small.

The product’s newest feature, Fly-Thru, provides attention-grabbing and sharable model home videos for use in pre-selling social posting, as well as post-sale social sharing. Also newly-released is Floorplan Revolution VR for the HTC Vive headset. This high-tech option provides fully-immersive homes for buyers to tour and experience in VR, which allows for life-like touring of properties in sales centers – all available before construction begins and foundations are poured.

“From day one, my vision for Floorplan Revolution has not only been to make it simple to access, but also to provide people with a truly captivating and beautiful experience,” said Chad Eikhoff, founder and chief creative officer of TRICK 3D. “We’ve achieved those things with the release of Fly-Thru and Floorplan Revolution VR. I’m excited to be addressing the dilemma around people not being able to picture their future homes – it’s awesome to be solving it and sharing this new VR technology with people.”

FLY-THRU 
Fly-Thru from Floorplan Revolution allows residential property marketers to showcase their virtual show homes through a slick, quick-playing video feature. Fly-Thru is delivered ready to post on Facebook and all other video-ready social media outlets, allowing marketers to post attention-grabbing video tours of model homes before they are even constructed, thus boosting property pre-sales.

FLOORPLAN REVOLUTION VR
Floorplan Revolution VR for the HTC Vive headset enables the most accessible, immersive and photo-real VR model home tour experience currently available in the market. Developers and marketers can now offer prospects entirely immersive, life-like tours of homes in their sales centers through Floorplan Revolution VR for HTC Vive. After positioning the VR headset, buyers digitally walk through homes that have yet to be built; they are able to see and experience each photo-realistic home and are also able to inspect details such as fixtures, flooring, appliances and furnishings. With the use of the HTC Vive remote controller, buyers are able to select various design looks, see the space both furnished and unfurnished, and see daytime light and nighttime hues – all while inside of the virtual home.

“Floorplan Revolution is an amazing tool,” remarked Bill Lynch, principal of Pace Lynch Corporation and project director for Fayetteville, Georgia’s new Pinewood Forrest community. “In this early stage where we don’t have physical structures yet, the tool will play an important role in our pre-selling and marketing efforts.” Pinewood Forrest is a new 234-acre master planned residential and mixed use development located 24 miles south of Atlanta.

To learn more about TRICK 3D’s Floorplan Revolution and to see it in action, visit YouTube and follow on Twitter @TRICK3D and @FloorplanRev.

ABOUT TRICK 3D 
TRICK 3D is an immersive content studio specializing in the creation of virtual worlds through 3D animation and virtual reality (VR). With deep roots in commercial and original 3D film production, TRICK 3D’s capabilities include virtual worlds and sets, character animation, photo-real renderings and visualization, stereoscopic 3D and more. The studio’s full virtual production pipeline includes a virtual camera system with live motion-tracked camera, as well as a composite and green screen stage. TRICK 3D enables virtual worlds and programming for a variety of clients, including Fortune 100 corporations, such as Aflac and AT&T, as well as entertainment giants like CBS and Turner Broadcasting System.

TRICK 3D Heads to Virtual Reality Strategy Conference in San Franscisco

TRICK 3D is heading to San Fransisco for the inaugural Virtual Reality Strategy Conference, hosted by leading VR analyst firm Greenlight Insights, Inc. The two day conference will convene VR and AR industry experts to talk about how to apply these technologies to the enterprise, healthcare, entertainment, training and much more. Plus, the analyst firm will release its latest VR industry data and predictions. TRICK 3D founder and CCO Chad Eikhoff takes the stage on Tuesday, Nov. 1 to share how cities can accelerate VR and AR innovation – read more here. For the full conference line-up, visit www.vrsconference.com.

VRS Conference 2016

TRICK 3D founder and filmmaker launches first cloud-based virtual reality (VR) product for real estate at SXSW 2016

Floorplan Revolution set to change how multi-family real estate developers market condos, apartments

AUSTIN, Texas (March 11. 2016) – TRICK 3D, an Atlanta-based content studio specializing in virtual reality (VR) and 3D animation, today announced the launch of Floorplan Revolution, the first cloud-based real estate visualization solution of its kind. Floorplan Revolution allows multi-family developers to turn 2D floor plans into fully navigable virtual homes, enabling buyers and renters to preview housing options before the development of a physical space. Continue reading “TRICK 3D founder and filmmaker launches first cloud-based virtual reality (VR) product for real estate at SXSW 2016”