Cryptic Studios is looking for exceptionally talented VFX artists to bring real-time, stylized VFX to the characters, creatures, and worlds we’re creating for an exciting new original project. If you create beautiful VFX that dazzle and impress, we have a place for you here at Cryptic Studios.
Every day you could be
- Envisioning and creating handcrafted, real-time visual effects in Unreal for our newest game in development.
- Collaborating with artists, designers, and engineers to visualize incredible gameplay and combat powers.
- Adding life and color to our worlds through atmospherics, unique light sources, and environmental effects.
- Technically implementing, integrating, troubleshooting, and ensuring the performance of effects in Unreal.
- Iterating on game assets closely with the art director and other artists via paint overs, studies, and critiques.
What we'd like to see
- Demonstrated experience and passion for creating real-time visual effects for video games.
- Extensive understanding of Unreal shaders, Niagara systems, and technical setup inside Unreal.
- Excellent sense of VFX movement, animation, timing, impact and anticipation.
- Ability to visualize effects with minimal concept art and create textures and materials from scratch, matching a unique art style.
- Strong game design awareness and ability to create effects that support and communicate gameplay.
- Technical aptitude and high level of comfort working in Unreal.
- Proven ability to create performance-minded visual effects within established budgets.
- Expert level proficiency with Photoshop and 3ds Max or equivalent 2D and 3D software.
- Self-motivated, with excellent communication skills and a team-player attitude.
- BA or BS degree in art or equivalent work experience.
- Solid foundation in traditional art, drawing, painting, illustration and/or concept art.
- Proficiency with Houdini and/or other VFX simulation tools.
- Basic understanding of animation and simple rigging principles
- Experience using Substance Designer/Painter in a production environment
Required application materials
- Resume and cover letter
- Portfolio or demo reel demonstrating consistently brilliant, eye-catching, real-time VFX
- An art test may be required
Location: Los Gatos, CADate posted: 2023-01-04