Junior VFX Artist - £DOE - North West - Games

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Job Title Junior VFX Artist - £DOE - North West - Games
Skills Required Art / Animation
Job Description Location: North- West

Job type: Permanent

Salary: Depending on experience

Job Type: Permanent

Junior VFX Artist.

Would you like to join one of the UK’s longest standing and successful development houses? With a pedigree in games development reaching back to the late 80s and working with some of the world’s largest best-known IPs and scooping just about every industry award, they are now looking for a Junior Project Coordinator to join their Production team.

As the Junior VFX Artist you will be:

Responsible for creating visual effects for the game (levels and cutscenes) compliant with game design and vision

Creation of effects using packages provided (Maya and Photoshop)

Creation of particles using 2D textures (Photoshop) and in-house editors (particle/LED) Using Maya Fluid systems to create animating textures when required

Creation of bespoke and generic scenery effects (smoke/fire etc)

Creation of bespoke character effects (shields/suits/hits/footsteps etc)

Placement of static effects in levels.

Creation of game specific VFX (explosions) placement generally by code.

Creation (sometimes placement) of cutscene specific VFX (explosions etc) placement generally by animation.

Working closely with environment artists on effects heavy levels to balance frame-rate

Liaise with Construction Artists with regards to placing and triggering gameplay-specific VFX

Ensuring work/level hits all memory and frame rate guides/restrictions

Understanding that changes and amendments are part of the pipeline

Attend regular reviews of work (and present all concept and ref if used)

Work with Art Leads and other artists to ensure consistency between vision and implementation of effects Undertake relevant on-the-job training where required and keep up-to-date with industry advancements and technologies

Skills & Qualifications:

Good demonstration of skills through CV/Showreel/Website or Art Tests Excellent communication and organisation skills

Good working knowledge and proficiency in Maya, Z-brush and Photoshop

Good understanding of in-house tools and software used in development

Practical and methodical approach to both technical and creative problem-solving Excellent artistic ability

Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects / tasks Flexible approach with the ability to adapt with change

Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines

If this sounds like your next role then email your CV along with demo work (max 5mg) to officemanager@opmjobs.com (MS Word format)

Claire Ramshaw | Senior Art Consultant

OPM Response Ltd

Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214413 |

Email: Claire@opmjobs.com |

Skype: claire.ramshaw.opm

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/claireramshawopm

Twitter: OPMCreative

The salary bracket shown is approximate and is no guarantee of the income on offer. Salary and benefits will be discussed with candidates at interview with the company and are individually negotiated by OPM.
Salary DOE
Location North West
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 12/02/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 1893.
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