Melanin Babies | 3D Lighting & Environment Lead (volunteer position)

February 19, 2024
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Job Description



We are seeking a dedicated Lead Lighting and 3D Environment Artist to join our volunteer team. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute your expertise to exciting projects while collaborating with a passionate group of individuals.

This is an none paid volunteer position



Lead and Coordinate Projects: Take the lead in coordinating lighting and environment art projects, guiding team members and ensuring deadlines are met.

Conceptualize and Design: Work closely with project leads to conceptualize and design immersive environments that align with the project’s goals and vision.

Lighting and Rendering: Apply advanced lighting techniques to enhance the atmosphere and mood of virtual environments. Optimize lighting setups for performance and visual appeal.

Environment Modeling and Texturing: Create detailed 3D models and textures for environments, maintaining consistency in style and quality throughout the project.

Optimization and Performance: Implement optimization techniques to ensure environments run smoothly on target platforms without sacrificing visual quality.

Problem Solving: Identify and address technical and artistic challenges related to lighting, environment design, and performance optimization.

Collaboration: Collaborate effectively with other team members, including artists, designers, and developers, to integrate environments seamlessly into the project.



Experience: Previous experience in lighting and 3D environment art, though not required, is preferred. However, a strong passion for the craft and willingness to learn are essential.

Leadership Skills: Ability to take initiative and lead a team of volunteers, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.

Technical Proficiency: Basic knowledge of 3D software (e.g., Blender, Autodesk Maya) and willingness to learn new tools and techniques as needed.

Artistic Eye: Strong aesthetic sense and attention to detail, with a desire to create visually appealing and immersive environments.

Communication: Good communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively convey ideas and collaborate with team members.

Commitment: Willingness to commit a certain number of hours per week to volunteer on projects and meet project deadlines.



Opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects and gain valuable experience in a collaborative environment

Recognition for your contributions within the volunteer community

Networking opportunities and the chance to connect with other passionate individuals in the industry

If you are passionate about lighting and environment art and eager to contribute your skills to exciting projects on a volunteer basis, we invite you to join our team and help us create captivating virtual worlds! Please send email to

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Melanin Babies

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