The development of Stage 9, the Enterprise-D recreation in Unreal Engine, can be a daunting task, and even while we're advancing at a steady pace, we'd like to be able to release more content, more frequently. And for that, we'll need more contributors.
We're looking to fill in a lot of different areas: Unreal Engine developers, 3D modelers, UI designers, animators. The more experienced developers we have on board, the sooner we'll be able to bring in more content for all to enjoy!
On the software front, we're not picky about the tools you use, so long as you're able to produce end results on an industry standard file. 3D tools such as 3DS Max, Blender, Maya, Lightwave, and ZBrush are all used by team members right now. Same on the 2D front, the Adobe suite, GIMP, Inkscape, the Corel suite, and other programs are all welcomed so long as inter-compatibility is possible.
Unfortunately, we've had some... uncomfortable experiences when bringing in new talent before, so if you're interested in joining our team, please have the following points in mind:
1- Have a portfolio: This will help us accurately measure your experience and abilities (and yes, a deviantArt profile counts!)
2- Be ready for a test: We'll ask you for a small test of your abilities to know how easily and quickly you can model/animate/design. This is an industry standard procedure when looking for talent, and the sample submissions will be subject to a usage agreement before starting.
3- Be able to receive constructive criticism: We'll review the work and let you know if you're a good fit for our team as soon as we can - though it may take a day or two at most. We'll usually try our best to give you advice on where to improve for your next application if the current one isn't accepted - be it with us or someone else.
If you're interested in joining our team, please join our Discord server; and send a private message to Aeries, our project art lead; containing a link to your portfolio, a small description of what you do, and how you could help us build Stage 9 into the fan recreation we all want it to be.