2023 Summer Intern - Material Visualization Intern

General Motor
March 06, 2023
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General Purpose of Position

Working with the GM CMF team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a larger connected global design team working on leading, world-class products in production design.

Your role is to help us see the future – and you will contribute to the styling and functional design development through your expertise in visualization. You will work alongside the CMF Design and Leadership teams to implement Color, Materials and Finishes concepts through the use of UnReal Engine, which will facilitate conversation, aid in visualizing ideas and create new processes within Design. Explore the limits and appropriate use of UE as a tool. Make presentations of new thoughts and innovations, both orally and visually. Frequent contact with others outside the work group.

Additional Description

Basic Requirement:

Proficient Knowledge of Unreal Engine:

  • How to operate/navigate Unreal Engine UI

  • Basic foundational skills in creating blueprints and visual scripting

  • Adept knowledge of material editor graph (in UE). Must be able create customizable parameters, material instances, and functions

  • Proof of skill with lighting and rendering 3D objects within an Unreal Engine Environment. Renders should be exclusively captured in Unreal Engine for this position

  • Confidence in creating Master Material Systems that optimize material workflow when applying textures for 3D assets. Master Material Systems should have multiple parameters to customize and tweak through material instances

  • Experience in Substance Suite (Designer & Painter):

  • Strong skills in designing, implementing and maintaining material pipelines and physically based rendering workflows (PBR)

  • Have ability to create materials in substance designer/painter and export them into the Unreal Engine

  • Preferred Skills and Abilities:

    Material/Shader Breakdowns:

  • Provide examples with breakdowns of textures (Base Color, Ambient Occlusion, Normals, Roughness, Metallic)

  • Graph Editor Screenshot(s) of how you created material system.

  • Materials should be as complex as the following:

  • Plastics

  • Leather

  • Fabrics/Grains

  • Glass

  • Rubbers

  • Steel, Aluminum, copper (Metals)

  • Maximizing texture quality within a 0-1 UV tiling space. (How to make a tiling texture look seamless)

  • Textures should be able to utilize imperfection masks (dirt, scratches, fingerprint smudges, etc… to look as authentic as possible)
  • Rendering capabilities with Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Knowledge of current trends in design.

  • Creative proficiency with supporting portfolio.

  • Good oral and written communications skills.

  • Good Interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.

  • Education and Training:

    Currently working towards a Bachelor's or Advanced degree in the following (or related fields):

  • Industrial Design

  • Textile Design

  • Interior Design

  • Fashion Design

  • Jewelry Design

  • Product Design

  • Automotive Design

  • Must be graduating on or after December 2023.

    This role offers the following Work Appropriately strategies:

  • Onsite: This position requires an employee to be on-site on a full- time basis.
  • GM will provide a one-time lump sum taxable stipend payment to each student selected for the 2023 Student Program



    To be considered for this position, you will need to submit a portfolio in addition to your resume and profile. We strongly recommend linking your online portfolio in the "website" section of the application as we are able to access much larger files that way. If your portfolio is not available online, please follow the instructions below to upload your portfolio as a separate attachment as you did with the resume. Please NO dropbox files or Google docs.

    1. Save your portfolio as a pdf document 2. Name your portfolio your LAST NAME, FIRST NAME. Example: Candidate name is John Smith. Portfolio pdf file name is: Smith, John.pdf 3. Upload as an attachment - you may have to condense the file.

    DISCLAIMER: The Works included in your Career Portfolio must not be subject to any non-disclosure and/or confidentiality agreement. If the Works in your Career Portfolio are owned by your current or former employer, or by any other Third Party, there must be an express written consent from the Owner allowing the Works to be included in your Career Portfolio for sharing with General Motors (“GM”). By sharing your Career Portfolio, you grant to GM the right to quote, paraphrase, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use all or any portion of the Career Portfolio for purposes of making a hiring determination. By sharing your Career Portfolio, you also agree to release and discharge GM, and its licensees, successors, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action that you may have regarding any use of the Career Portfolio, including (but not limited to) any claims based on the right to privacy, the right to publicity, copyright, libel, defamation, or any other right.

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