My role as an Environment artist on The Old Republic was to build worlds. This consists of set-dressing, terrain sculpting and vertex painting, lighting, adding post fx, adding place-able VFX, and optimization.
The blockout of the level was created by designers to define scale and play areas, and it was my responsibility to work with them and integrate their planned mechanics into my space. All assets were created by other artists.
Special thank you to Jason Moulton, Chris Reeves, Carrie Meade, Molly Warner and the rest of the SWTOR team.