FX Artist – Reflector Entertainment Ltd.

Website Reflector Entertainment Ltd.

Based in Montreal, Reflector Entertainment Ltd, an affiliated company of Groupe Lune Rouge, is dedicated to the creation, production and distribution of trans-media content for a global audience.
Reflector Interactive, a subsidiary of Reflector Entertainment Ltd, is looking for a FX ARTIST who will report directly to the Artistic Director.

JOB DESCRIPTION

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create real-time particle effects and animated shaders from concept to implementation;
Model, texture and optimize FX assets under direction of the Lead Artist;
Use visual editing tools to setup effects within the game engine;
Collaborate with designers, artists and programmers to reach aesthetic excellence;
Work within the limitations of chosen production game engine;
Understand best practices, production pipelines and workflows;
Optimize visual effects for performance while maintaining high-quality standards.
Reference game design documents to develop an understanding of the environments, objectives, atmospheres, story and style of the project;
Maintain a consistent art style while meeting deadlines;

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience as FX Artist in the game industry;
· Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in 3D Art, Computer Science, Digital Art or equivalent training or experience;
Shipped at least 1 game as a FX Artist, preferably on a ‘AAA’ console title;
Excellent knowledge of special-effect creation in game engine;
Proficient with Unity (especially the shurikn and mechanim modules) or the Unreal game engine;
Good scripting skills. Including experience with C# and python;
Thorough knowledge of at least one high end 3D software (Maya, Max);
Must be proficient in simulation engines like fume fx and realfow;
Demonstrate capabilities in using external renderers;
Must be capable of using atlas solutions;
Experience using Houdini for VFX production, an asset;
Solid understanding of modelling, texture mapping, materials and post processing;
Good knowledge of GLSL shadering;
Solid Photoshop skills;
Knowledge on Popcorn FX is a plus;
· Passion for problem solving;
· Familiarity with data management software a plus;
Excellent communication skills both spoken and written in English and French.

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