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full time VFX Artist

at Outact, Inc. in Marlborough, MA

Add powerful impact to a diverse group of characters for a recently launched successful mobile game for iOS, Android, and Facebook Gameroom! Work with a team of veteran game developers from companies like EA, Zynga, Ubisoft, Hi-Rez, Turbine, Iron Lore, Activision, and Tencent. The ideal candidate has a good balance of technical and artistic skills and experience in creating stunning visual effects in Unity.

Details:
• This is a full-time position
• Local candidates preferred, remote candidates will be considered

Key Responsibilities:
• Create amazing visual effects to enhance character combat and spells in a fantasy setting within a mobile performance budget
• Create textures, flipbooks, materials, 3D models, and particles
• Work closely with FX Lead, AD, animators, and programmers to ensure high quality visual effects that enhance the gameplay experience
• Optimize old and new assets to maintain high level of quality
• Meet project deadlines/milestones, as set by the production schedule
• Identify and troubleshoot FX bugs within Unity Engine


Key Requirements:
• 1 - 3 years experience in the game industry
• Proficiency with Unity 5+, Photoshop, 3DS Max
• Ability to iterate and implement FX quickly without sacrificing quality
• Strong understanding of timing, motion, color, texture, form, and how to create visual impact
• Ability to receive and give feedback to improve work
• Effective communication skills in coordinating with other departments
• Strong organizational skills
• Passion for games and visual effects


Plusses:
• Bachelors or Masters in FX or related field
• Experience with node-based shader editors such as Shader Forge or Unreal Material Editor

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