Added by on 2013-06-24

Rockstar (Toronto) Recruiting Animator, Visual Effects Artist & Environment Artist

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Animator

Rockstar is focused on making world class video game entertainment.
We have in development some of the most creatively rewarding and challenging projects to be found in any entertainment medium.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to work in the right creative environment on some of the most highly respected and widely recognized AAA titles in video games such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Bully and Max Payne. We encourage anyone who feels this is the opportunity they’ve been waiting for to apply!

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating visually stunning 3d game animations, and for working closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical and aesthetic issues. Candidates must be able to animate natural and expressive human motion to create realistic, fluid character animations.
Qualifications

Positive, solution-oriented individual with a passion for game development
Strong understanding of development issues involved in getting animations into a game
Minimum 5 years of experience in animation for video games or equivalent
Proven industry experience as an animator on at least one AAA title
Production experience with PS3, XBOX 360, and/or PC
Bachelors Degree in Art from a competitive program
A portfolio demonstrating exceptional 3D animation is required.

Skills

Advanced knowledge in one of: MotionBuilder, 3D Studio Max, Maya, or equivalent 3D program;
Exceptional skill in animating the human figure as well as other organic forms;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely with Artists, Designers and Programmers
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work in a self-directed manner and make timely, well-thought out decisions;
Proficiency in Motionbuilder

Additional Information

Rockstar offers a competitive salary, benefits package and a great modern working
environment. We are located directly on the Go-Train line for easy commuting.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio link.

Apply here:- https://www.rockstargames.com/jobs/position/672c0c19316cc0b46c3736828840a328/rockstar-toronto
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Visual Effects Artist

We are looking for a talented Visual Effects Artist to create and innovate stunning visual effects for our titles.

The ideal candidate will have an eye for detail backed up with excellent technical understanding and ability in order to achieve optimum results.

Industry experience or equivalent preferred and all applications should be accompanied with examples of work.
Responsibilities

Experienced at creating a wide range of high quality particle effects using proprietary particle tools and various 3rd party software
Ability to collaborate effectively with other team disciplines (code, design, animation)
Can demonstrate creativity and technical ability within the constraints of console development
Strong communication and organizational skills
Effective time management skills to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality

Qualifications

Experience of real-time particle tools, 3D studio Max, Photoshop
Industry experience, having shipped title/s demonstrating VFX quality (PS3, 360, PC)

Additional Information

Rockstar offers a competitive salary, benefits package and a great modern working
environment. We are located directly on the Go-Train line for easy commuting.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio link.

Apply here:- https://www.rockstargames.com/jobs/position/3f09737a7733ff184d15e18951138a4c/rockstar-toronto
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Environment Artist

We’d like to hear from the industry’s most talented environment artists.

You will be designing, building and texturing the world, have the technical knowledge to achieve great looking results and the skill to get the most from next-gen consoles.

With your resume, please include links to your portfolio or provide examples of your work.
Responsibilities

Modelling, texturing and creating collision in 3D for game environments.
Working closely with Programmers to ensure polygon counts and texture sizes are fully optimized for target platforms while minimizing any impact on artistic integrity of assets.
Participates in R&D of new techniques to implement into production pipeline.
Proactively seeks feedback from Lead Artist, Producer and Creative Director.
Ensures that artistic style is consistent with defined visual style for the game.

Qualifications

2+ years of post-secondary educational experience in 2D and 3D art production.
Eagerness to learn new software tools and technologies.
Ability to work in a team setting, under deadlines and time constraints.
Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and motivation.
Strong communication and time management skills.
Able to prioritize and multi-task.
Creative nature with strong problem solving skills.
Game experience preferred.

Skills

Advanced skills in one or more of the standard industry 3D packages essential. Knowledge of 3DS Max an advantage.
Superior 2D and 3D art skills
Expertise in 3ds Max, Photoshop, or other technologies utilized in the production of game art.
Strong technical background with ability to grasp new programs and systems quickly.

Additional Information

Rockstar offers a competitive salary, benefits package and a great modern working
environment. We are located directly on the Go-Train line for easy commuting.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio link.

Apply here:- https://www.rockstargames.com/jobs/position/418f709db8534102e223092fe76609ee/rockstar-toronto
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