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Associate VFX Artist

High Moon Studios

Carlsbad, CA 07-25-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Great Games Start with Great People! This is a significant time in our company's history – and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are building a culture of collaboration and seeking an imaginative, resourceful, and versatile Associate VFX Artist to join our team in Carlsbad, California. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking worlds and player experiences, then this may be the position you've been waiting for!

What you'll be doing…
• Collaborate with the VFX Art Lead and other departments to deliver stunning AAA quality visual effects.
• Use sprite-based particle systems along with pixel and vertex shaders to create a wide variety of real-time special effects.
• Use traditional visual effects software such as Maya, Max, Photoshop, Houdini, etc. along with proprietary tools to deliver high quality visual effects simulating real world physical elements.
• Placing and sequencing the behavior of effects in game balancing Design and Art requirements.
• Read and write script code to sequence effects.
• Troubleshoot artistic, technical, and performance issues.
• Collaborate with team members, production and management to ensure that project goals are met.

To succeed you must have…
• Production experience using particle systems and other forms of dynamic simulations.
• Proficient with Photoshop, Max or Maya.
• Strong artistic ability as well as good technical knowledge.
• Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with team members.
• Awareness of console game budgets and technical constraints.
• Detail oriented and highly organized.
• Continuous learner and ability to adapt to change.
• Passion for video games.
• 1+ years of Visual Effects experience for games, or equivalent real-time experience in film/television.

We'd love it if you also have…
• Programming experience in any language (C#, Python, HLSL).
• Traditional animation background.
• Houdini, or other dynamic and fluid simulation experience.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4zep7-35-172-223-251-42 in your application.

Company Profile
High Moon Studios

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.