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Mid/Senior FX Artist

We currently seek a Mid/Senior FX Artist skilled in Houdini and familiar with Unreal Engine 4 to join us onsite at our waterfront studio in Rhodes, Sydney.

Contract:     Freelance
Commence:  Project Based
Onsite preferred or Sydney/Australia remote 
Current full working rights in Australia
No international or visa sponsorship available 

Valid ABN


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop complex particle and shader effects using Cascade or Niagara UE4.
  • Fluent in Blueprint
  • Create textures, models, and shaders to build out real-time effects using Photoshop and 3D packages (Houdini, 3Ds Max or Maya)
  • Create animated textures (flipbooks) using 2D & 3D packages (Substance Designer, Houdini, etc)
  • Solid understanding of creating procedural and simulated FX in 3D packages such as morphing meshes, pyro and fluids to be used for real-time FX
  • Work with other departments to achieve a specific effect

Requirements:

  • Strong artistic, technical and problem solving skills
  • Great technical knowledge and familiarity of game engines
  • Experience in Photoshop and 3D packages (Houdini, 3Ds Max or Maya)
  • Experience in UE4 real time FX systems Cascade or Niagara
  • Experience in programming complex behaviours using Blueprints UE4.
  • Experience in creating advanced dynamic shader FX in UE4.
  • Experience in creating non-real time fx like pyro and fluids using 3D packages (Houdini or others)
  • Ability to create assets from scratch (or using existing libraries) and match an established style.
  • Understanding of Animation
  • Excellent communication and organization skills. Ability to communicate effectively with people across multiple departments
  • Ability to work quickly and effectively to a dead-line.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Must be able to work within a team, independently, and take direction well
  • A flexible approach while maintaining consistently high standards

Desirable

  • Experience in Adobe CS
  • Experience in creating animated textures (flipbooks) using 2D and 3D packages for real-time FX.
  • Knowledge of Houdini FX and Houdini to UE4 workflows is preferable but not required

If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in being considered for the role, please apply by following this link and selecting Easy Apply on the relevant listing:  www.linkedin.com/careersite/plasticwax

If you have issues applying via this method please email  your application to: recruitment@plasticwax.com

We will contact you if your application is shortlisted. 
No phone calls or agencies please 

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