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Senior Unreal FX Artist

Senior Unreal FX Artist

• Intermediate Level


Halon Entertainment is seeking an experienced Senior Unreal FX Artist with the skills to create spectacular real-time FX.

Category Animation  Art Department  Special Effects 
Location Remote Location
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jun 30, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The ideal candidate has experience working within the constraints of real-time engines, shows attention to detail, and can take both artistic and technical direction to achieve the most appropriate solution. A level of technical knowledge combined with strong creative and visual instincts is critical for this position. This is a remote-work opportunity.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work directly in engine to create and optimize stunning FX
  • Collaborate with the team to create high quality effects like fire, smoke, explosions, fluid simulations, etc.
  • Create libraries of Niagara particle effects
  • Consider lighting and other integration techniques to the overall scene design
  • Use Unreal Engine as well as proprietary tools to create FX assets. 
  • Assists in R&D efforts for tools enhancements and prototyping of new technology.
  • Provide department and production leads with responsible estimates for FX tasks and identify any risks to the effort
  • Contribute to the design and streamlining of FX tools and development processes
  • 5+ years experience working with in-engine effects, preferably with Niagara
  • Proficiency with 3D graphics, particle systems, physics and shaders
  • Understanding of VFX asset costs and impact on performance
  • Solid grasp of the principals of animation and lighting
  • Good understanding of real-time physics and fluid simulations
  • Optimize content through profiling and enhancing performance with the help of diagnostic tools
  • Scripting & programming skills with Python, C#, Javascript and C++ a plus
  • Experience with Houdini a plus
  • Good mathematical skills to solve mathematical problems that arise when working in-engine
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative development environment
  • Knowledge of virtual production integration for film and television a plus

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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