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Obsidian Entertainment Recruitment Visual FX Artist

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Visual FX Artist

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for a talented self-motivated VFX Artist to join us in creating a broad range of 3D effects and animations for a highly stylized MMORPG.
This artist will be responsible for creating a wide range of character class ability FX. A solid grasp of the principles of animation, dynamics, follow-through, and lighting are essential. The FX artist must have skill in creating textures and geometry needed for FX. The FX artist should be well-versed in FX related tools — Photoshop, After Effects, Fume, etc.

Responsibilities

Create a wide range of 3D effects collaborating with animators and designers to meet class design and visual goals.
Work closely with Art Director and Game Designers to ensure the visual target is met or exceeded.
Actively participate in technical and aesthetic problem solving discussions.
Complete work under reasonable deadlines.

Requirements

A demo portfolio demonstrating excellent drawing and texturing skills. Work must clearly demonstrate exceptional ability in the areas of artistic, stylistic and versatility.
High proficiency with Maya.
Previous experience working with next-gen shaders and materials in game engines.
Ability to rapidly master proprietary tools and development pipelines.
Independently resourceful and able come up with creative solutions.
Able to manage time effectively to insure timely delivery of work.
Receptive to art direction and critiques from project art leads.
Strong organizational and communication skills.
Passion for gaming.

Pluses

Worked on previous game titles, either console, online, or mobile platforms.
Working knowledge of 3DSMax or XSI.
An interest in video game theory and design.
Portfolio Requirements
An online VFX reel.

Portfolio Pluses

Examples of non-VFX animation skills.
Examples of broad ranging artistic talent including; life drawings, character or environment concepts.
All art resumes must be accompanied with Website portfolio.

Simply apply via e-mail: jobs@obsidian.net

Please put the job you are applying to in the subject line.

Please no phone calls or drop ins. We only accept emailed applications.
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