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27 June 2024

VFX Artist

Are you a pop culture enthusiast with a good knowledge of gaming, animation and internet trends?

Do you have skills in Unreal Engine and Houdini to create dynamic simulation effects?

Do you have at least 3+ years of experience in a VFX role?

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of this animation and creative studio. This independent studio, based in Parramatta CBD, Sydney boasts a highly successful content hub and millions of subscribers and billions of views across social media, as well as operating as a video and animation studio working with the likes of Screen Australia and Epic Games.

They bring a unique focus on animation, gaming, and pop culture. Their channel boasts over 10 million subscribers and tens of millions of views per episode, and it's still growing strong. The studio is filled with incredibly talented and passionate artists determined to change how animation is produced and treated in the industry.

Our client is looking for a talented VFX Artist with a strong artistic and technical acumen to craft compelling visual effects for their 3D animated shows. In this role, you will leverage your expertise in Unreal Engine and Houdini to create dynamic simulation effects that enrich the visual storytelling.

Your Duties Will Include:

  • Generating and implementing particle effects using Unreal Engine
  • Creating and integrating fluid simulations and alembics in Houdini for use in Unreal Engine.
  • Developing and executing destruction simulations
  • Implementing VFX sequences using Unreal Engine's Sequencer tools
  • Enhancing visual aesthetics and maximizing shot quality in UE5
  • Designing HDA's (Houdini Digital Assets) and tools to streamline workflows for other artists

 

A Successful Candidate Will Have:

  • Proficiency in creating VFX using Unreal Engine 5 and Houdini
  • Strong understanding of Unreal Engine 5, including Sequencer and optimization techniques
  • Solid grasp of fundamental lighting and camera principles within a game engine context
  • Basic experience with 3D modeling and animation software (e.g., Maya)
  • Self-motivation and ability to problem-solve independently
  • Excellent organizational skills and adherence to production schedules
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative work ethic
  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering high-quality work
  • Desire to contribute within a team environment and foster collective growth
  • A willingness to do a test

 

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience in creating static and motion graphics
  • Background in 3D animation
  • Familiarity with Maya
  • Knowledge of VEX and Python scripting languages

 

What They Offer:

  • A competitive starting salary with reviews every 6 months
  • A flexible work arrangement and schedule, with options for work from home and flexi-hours
  • A relaxed and fun office environment where individual input is valued
  • Regular work functions and free entry to conventions and events
  • Relocation assistance for workers wishing to move to Sydney
  • Close to public transport in the heart of Parramatta CBD, Sydney
  • Paid gym memberships
  • Regular company breakfasts/lunches
  • A diverse team that values independent input and career development

 

This is an exciting role that will link a passion for gaming and online culture with clear career growth opportunities. This will be a great opportunity for a skilled VFX artist looking for their new creative home.

If you are ready to make a move and have the skills, experience and passion for this role - we would love to hear from you.

Due to the volume of applications, we can only reply to candidates who are suitable for our current roles.

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