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Digital Extremes Recruiting FX Artist & Senior Environment Artist

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FX Artist

Department: Art
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Ontario
Min Exp: 1 Year +

Main Responsibilities:

Utilize traditional art training and knowledge of 3D art, design and computer graphics software to build efficient, high quality special effects, keeping in mind technical specifications relating to memory usage and gameplay speed.
Keep up-to-date with contemporary effects techniques and research new effects technologies and solutions
Cooperate closely with art, design, audio and development department to deliver first class visual effects that exceed the state of the art.
Work under the creative guidance of the Art Director.
Deliver work on time and according to schedule as prepared by the Art Director.
Actively participate in the feedback loop including accepting feedback from and providing feedback within the art and level design team as required, staying current on the scope and understanding of the project.
Multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and follow through on details.

Qualifications

Previous experience creating high quality VFX for film or console games
Excellent understanding of what makes special effects work – particle systems, postprocessing effects and shaders (specular and normal maps).
Understanding of game engines, tools, pipelines and development processes.
Working knowledge of a commercial 3D package.
Good communication skills across multiple disciplines; ability to follow direction and to collaborate successfully with others.
Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, to meet deadlines and to excel under production conditions.
Strong work ethic, self-direction and artistic vision, dedicated work ethic.
Have a genuine enthusiasm and interest in video games.

Preferred Extras

Working experience with Maya, AfterEffects, Photoshop, and the Evolution Engine
Thorough knowledge of the game development process.

Apply here:- http://www.digitalextremes.com/careers/postings/art/fx-artist
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Senior Environment Artist

Department: Art
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Ontario
Min Exp: 2 Years

Responsibilities

Design, model, and texture awe inspiring high quality 3D game worlds.
Collaborate with Layout and Design departments to create fun, functional, and memorable game worlds and levels.
Ensure gameplay functionality and artistic integrity.
Create any aspect of a 3D game environment including high quality modeling, texturing, and lighting of terrain, architecture, world objects and collisions.
Work closely with Art Director and Environment Art Lead to meet and maintain visual targets of the project.
Multitask effectively, prioritize competing demands, and follow through on details.

Qualifications:

3+ years previous experience in the video game industry.
A portfolio that demonstrates excellent concept, modeling and texturing.
Strong lighting skills and experience creating normal maps and applying shaders.
Above average ability to model, texture, and optimize props and assets for a state of the art next-gen game engine.
Possess exemplary oral and written communication skills
Experience with Maya or Max, ZBrush or Mudbox, and Photoshop.
Experience with Painter highly beneficial.
Have a genuine enthusiasm and interest in video games.

Preferred Extras:

Excellent understanding of efficient techniques for game production.
Working knowledge of the Evolution Engine.
Traditional art background or experience.
Strong Composition skills and an understanding of Colour Theory.

Apply here:- http://www.digitalextremes.com/careers/postings/art/senior-environment-artist
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