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FX Artist


Why choose Digital Extremes?

Ingenuity, diligence, highly skilled, specifically trained. With stealth precision, this team of ninjas have infiltrated the F2P market. Can we control the natural elements, shape shift or walk on water? Hell no. But we can develop kick-ass videogames. We are masters of our own weaponry. What is your superhuman skill? Do you have what it takes to join this elite team? Bring it. Recruiting now. 

FX Artist

Department:
Art
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
London, ON
Min Exp:
1 Year +

Date Posted: February 8, 2016

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize traditional art training and knowledge of 3D art, design and computer graphics software to build efficient, high quality special effects, keeping in mind technical specifications relating to memory usage and gameplay speed
  • Keep up-to-date with contemporary effects techniques and research new effects technologies and solutions
  • Cooperate closely with art, design, audio and development department to deliver first class visual effects that exceed the state of the art
  • Work under the creative guidance of the Art Director
  • Deliver work on time and according to schedule as prepared by the Art Director
  • Actively participate in the feedback loop including accepting feedback from and providing feedback within the art and level design team as required, staying current on the scope and understanding of the project
  • Multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and follow through on details

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience creating high quality VFX for film or console games
  • Excellent understanding of what makes special effects work - particle systems, postprocessing effects and shaders (specular and normal maps)
  • Understanding of game engines, tools, pipelines and development processes
  • Working knowledge of a commercial 3D package
  • Good communication skills across multiple disciplines; ability to follow direction and to collaborate successfully with others
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, to meet deadlines and to excel under production conditions
  • Strong work ethic, self-direction and artistic vision, dedicated work ethic
  • Have a genuine enthusiasm and interest in video games

Preferred Extras:

  • Working experience with Maya, AfterEffects, Photoshop, and the Evolution Engine
  • Thorough knowledge of the game development process

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