Realtime FX Artist

First Contact Entertainment is seeking a well-rounded Realtime Visual FX Artist to join our Technical Art Department. The ideal candidate has experience working within the constraints of real-time engines, shows attention to detail, and can take both artistic and technical direction to achieve the most appropriate solution.

Area

Job Type

Location

Tech Art

Full Time

CA. USA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Create dramatic visual effects that bring our projects, levels and characters to life while ensuring that all required performance metrics are met by working with both the TAD and AD

  • Set dresses the level with ambient atmospheric effects and produces stunning scripted effects for impactful game moments

  • Create flipbook and other supporting textures for vfx, using both simulation and image based software (eg. Houdini, Fume,... Photoshop, Substance…)

  • Provide creative and technical assistance in relation to all visual effects implementations

  • Provide department and production leads with responsible estimates for visual effects tasks and identify any risks to the effort

  • Provide feedback and suggestions to help streamline vFX processes

 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum of 2 years in full-cycle AAA realtime development

  • Experience with at least one title from concept to final delivery

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of physics, timing, color, mass and scale 

  • Demonstrated ability to produce realistic real-time effects

  • Ability to interpret and transform abstract ideas and concepts into compelling effects

  • Right brain/ left brain thinking 

  • Ability to generate all needed source art for effects

  • Technical knowledge of and expertise in creating realtime visual effects and rendering pipelines   

  • Basic 3d math

DESIRED SKILLS
  • Unreal Niagara experience

  • Python / Mel scripting 

  • Blueprint / Niagara logic and optimization skills

  • Working knowledge of industry standard rendering concepts and processes

  • Ability to act effectively in a dynamic development environment

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Strong collaborative skills with the ability to communicate with a broad range of people

  • Capable of working on own initiative, identify problems and offer practical solutions

 

STAND OUT WITH BONUS FEATURES SUCH AS
  • Strong Technical Art skills alongside visual effects

  • Previous VR visual effects experience

  • Interest in pushing boundaries

HOW TO APPLY

Please send all required documents listed below to:

jobs@firstcontactent.com

      

SUBMISSION / PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
  • Cover Letter (optional)

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills

  • Only digital artwork submissions such as website, blog or online album will be accepted