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Senior VFX Artist – AAA Games – London

OPM Response
Employer OPM Response
Category Art
Salary DOE
Location UK - London

Job Title:  Senior VFX Artist – AAA Games – London

Location:  London, UK

Type:  Permanent

Our client is looking to add to its family of staff. They are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior VFX Artist who has experience of producing VFX for multi-award winning, AAA, blockbuster video games in a senior role. This person should be ready to tackle the challenges facing VFX on the current generation platforms.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Create industry leading VFX daily to significantly raise the project’s visual bar
Work closely and be comfortable communicating across teams and departments
Self-regulate your workload while completing ad-hoc requests & investigating any issues that arise
Be proactive and pre-empt dependency issues across teams before they happen
Fully understand the project tool chain / game engine and confidently report issues & improvements
Continue to develop the skills of yourself and those around you to maintain a world class quality

 

 Requirements:

 

Excellent knowledge of Max and Photoshop (An excellent knowledge of other 3D packages is also acceptable if able to transfer skillset to 3D Max)
Excellent knowledge of any real time 3D engine (especially UE4)
Good knowledge of Rayfire, PhysX, Apex
Houdini and FumeFX knowledge a bonus

 

Desired Skills:

 

Excellent knowledge of Shaders especially transparency, animated UVs, alpha erosion & material blending modes
Very good ability to create VFX textures
Basic knowledge in modelling and UV mapping of basic props
Excellent understanding of what makes a great visual effect:

Particle distribution
Artistic clumping of particles
Artistic controlled randomisation and variation


Visual understanding and ability to re-create natural phenomena i.e. Waves, lightning, electricity
Comfortable working in an environment of honest feedback & iterative design
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated / disciplined without lead supervision
Have a great personality and be a pro-active person who has a constant desire to improve
Have a solid interest in game methodology