At Visual Concepts, we believe great games are made by diverse and empowered teams with a shared passion for play. As one of the world’s top game development studios, we have shipped over 100 multi-SKU titles to critical acclaim and commercial success. Our teams are independent and entrepreneurial. Our studios in Agoura Hills, Novato, Orange County, Budapest, Shanghai, and Seoul are committed to artistry and technical innovation, offering top candidates the opportunity to learn and grow with some of the smartest and most creative minds in the industry.
What We Need:
Our Foothill Ranch, CA studio is seeking an experienced Technical Artist to join our development efforts on an exciting new game! Within this role, you will contribute to the evolution of the art pipeline by developing a diverse set of technical tools and solutions.
What You Will Do:
Contribute to the design and implementation of the art pipelines
Design, build, and maintain scripts for the art team
Develop and optimize real-time rigs for characters to be used in animation
Troubleshoot problems and find appropriate solutions
Assist the team in learning new technologies and processes
Ensure assets are fully optimized and performant while minimizing impact on artistic integrity
Other ad-hoc duties, as necessary
Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:
1+ years of experience as Technical Artist within the video game industry
2+ years of experience within the video game industry
Excellent knowledge of Unreal and UE Cascade – UE Niagara a very strong plus
Excellent knowledge of real-time modeling techniques
Excellent knowledge of 3DSMax, Maya, and Substance Designer/Painter
Excellent hands-on experience working with shaders, materials, and VFX
Detailed knowledge of the technical constraints of engines and the different game platforms
Proficient character rigging skills, with knowledge specific to the complexities inherent to video games
Knowledge in optimizing real-time assets, understanding rendering bottlenecks, and the tools required to identify these opportunities
Knowledge of asset management systems – Perforce preferred
Knowledge of Python, MEL, or MAXScript
Self-directing and proactive with the desire to improve the environment around you
Experience developing on current-gen consoles
Knowledge of a programming language (C++, C#, etc.)
Knowledge of Zbrush/Mudbox
Along with your application, please submit a portfolio of professional or personal work samples, demonstrating successful understanding and application of industry standard practices.
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