VFX Technical Artist.
Lucid Games Ltd
Liverpool, United Kingdom
6d ago

Duration : Full Time

Location : Liverpool or Remote

We're looking for an experienced Technical Artist to leverage their expertise in the latest VFX art pipelines and techniques on an exciting new console title.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work with the rendering engineers and VFX team to develop and maintain on implementation and optimization of visual effects :

  • Support the VFX team by creating and maintaining game assets such as geometry, full-screen post effects, custom shaders and niagara graphs.
  • Stay up to date on trends and methodologies in current and future graphics software and hardware to develop early planning of tools and processes.
  • Share expertise throughout the studio and mentor team members within both the technical and art disciplines.
  • Debug and assist fixing art issues within the game.
  • Ensure art asset production is efficient at each step through the pipeline.
  • Communicate memory and performance budgets and work with the art team to ensure they are followed.
  • Be aware of potential risks to the project, bringing them to the attention of management along with viable solutions.
  • Required Experience

  • Experience of using 3rd party engines such as Unreal Engine
  • Expert level skills with node-based editors and particle systems such as Niagara
  • Extensive knowledge of 3D and 2D VFX and art pipelines within games
  • Proficiency in 3D art tools such as 3ds Maya or Max and 2D Art tools such as Photoshop
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Mel, Max Script.
  • Knowledge of shading languages such as HLSL, GLSL
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as C++, C#
  • Strong overall artistic ability in visual effects
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Desired Experience

  • Computer science background or extensive programming experience
  • Knowledge of Houdini
  • Experience on AAA console games
  • Important

    For this position we will need to see a demonstration of your talents, please send your CV to jobs lucidgames.co.uk and include links to any released games, demos or projects that you'd like to show us.

    Lucid Games is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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