Senior FX Artist
Employer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Group Job Posted: 1/25/2020
Location: Salt Lake City, UT Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

Avalanche Software has been in the video game business for over 22 years. Formerly a Disney Interactive company, Avalanche was acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2016. The studio's first title under WBIE was a companion video game to Cars 3 in partnership with Warner Bros., Disney, and Pixar. We are at the top of our game and excited to be a part of WBIE Interactive! We can’t wait to share what’s next in the world of immersive experiences!

Posting Job Description

Avalanche Software seeks a Senior VFX Artist. The VFX artist collaborates closely with Studio team members, project Art Directors, Content and Design Teams to conceptualize, design, create and integrate AAA Visual FX in a timely and dependable manner.

What part will you play?

• Work with other FX artists to create unique and interesting visual effects for events in our games.
• Help mentor and train upcoming artists.
• Work closely with content, world and systems designers to create unique assets.
• R&D New VFX solutions for current and upcoming games.
• Model, texture and animate and integrate 3D VFX in Maya, Houdini, and Unreal.
• Hook up VFX in game, and script complex VFX interactions.
• Debug and find solutions for issues.
• Work with and manage large amounts of data.

What do we require from you?

• BFA in 3D art, Animation or equivalent experience.
• 5+ years production experience.
• A strong sense of animation/particle timing.
• Understanding of how VFX integrate with and affect game play.
• Experience working in Unreal Engine required.
• Ability to work with various teams to achieve the required end result.
• Leadership and good communication skills.
• Experience in aspects of Maya including Modeling, Texture/UV mapping, Rigging, and Animation.
• Experience creating and controlling particle simulations in HoudiniFX.
• Play experience with a broad range of games is a plus.
• A demo reel highlighting animation and visual effects and a portfolio highlighting strong drawing skills is required.

Nice to have:

• Experience with a scripting or programming language.
• Experience using other popular game engines.
• Applications must be accompanied by web link to work or portfolio/demo reel – digital media preferred.

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