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Associate VFX Artist

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Associate VFX Artist

We’re seeking a driven artist to help expand the Destiny universe through spectacular visual effects!
The ideal candidate brings a passion to learn advanced technical and artistic skills. The candidate understands how to work with a team and will be expected to learn the challenges of modern AAA game development to produce stunning in-game visual effects that support gameplay, cinematics, and environments.

During these uncertain times and rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19, all positions at Bungie are subject to onboarding and working virtually/remotely. Once the studio is fully reopened, most work is expected to be performed in-person at our main headquarters in Bellevue, Washington.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the VFX Lead to author effect assets that enhance gameplay and storytelling
  • Use proprietary tools, Photoshop and 3D Studio Max to create effects that balance the visual goals of the project with the performance demands of the game engine
  • Help develop Destiny’s visual language through the craft of visual effects
  • Build productive working relationships with your team

Required Skills

  • Understands the principles of real time visual effects
  • Experience with node based shaders
  • Understanding of Art and Visual Design fundamentals (color theory, etc.)
  • Familiarity in Photoshop and 3D packages
  • Ability and willingness to follow direction, collaborate productively with others, and work to meet deadlines as necessary
  • A portfolio or demo reel that demonstrates artistic and technical skills, as well as a firm grasp of timing and scale
  • A dedicated interest for games

Nice To Have Skills

  • Be able to break down a visual effect into component content-types (particle FX, shader FX, mesh FX, post-process, animation, decal, lighting, etc.) and choose the right tools for the job
  • Programming or scripting experience in any language (C++ / Python / HLSL)
  • Animation background
  • Experience with Houdini, Fume FX, Maya fluids tools, or Substance Designer

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