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    Lighting Artist

    While browsing game industry jobs, I keep happen across a position named Lighting Artist, but their job description isn't very informative as to what exactly they do. I thought the lighting of a scene is done by the model artist or environment artist. What exactly does a lighting artist do? And what does an environment artist do?

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    Environment artist creates the environments, like geography and architecture - and possibly plans viewing angles and color keys for lighting. Model builder creates the actual model. Lighting artist takes the model and color keys and places the lights for the best presentation of the scene. They might also devise the color keys and plan the lighting themselves, or flesh out the rough plans made by someone else.


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    I'd suggest posting this question on a more 3d specific board like polycount;
    environment artists generally deal with props and environment building, sometimes both modelling, texturing, lighting, sometimes modelling only (texturing is done by texture artists, lighting by lighting artists respectively.)

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    I read that as Lightning artist and got excited...

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