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VFX Artist - High Moon Studios
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Great Games Start with Great People!  This is a significant time in our company’s history – and one of the most exciting times to join us! We are building a culture of collaboration and seeking an imaginative, skillful, and versatile VFX Artist to join our team in Carlsbad, California. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking worlds and player experiences, then this may be the position you’ve been waiting for!

Your Mission:

  • Collaborates with the VFX Art Lead and other departments to deliver AAA quality visual effects.
  • Utilizes sprite-based particle systems along with pixel and vertex shaders to create a wide variety of real-time special effects.
  • Uses traditional visual effects software such as Maya, Max, Photoshop, Houdini, etc.  along with proprietary tools to deliver high quality visual effects simulating real world physical elements.
  • Placing and sequencing the behavior of effects in game balancing Design and Art requirements.
  • Ability to read and write script code to sequence effects.
  • Troubleshoots artistic, technical, and performance issues.
  • Communicates effectively with team members, production and management to ensure that project goals are met.

Player Profile:

  • Production experience utilizing particle systems and other forms of dynamic simulations.
  • Strong understanding of node based pixel and vertex effect shader development.
  • Proficient with Photoshop, Max or Maya. 
  • Strong artistic ability as well as good technical knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with team members.
  • Awareness of console game budgets and technical constraints.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Continuous learner and ability to adapt to change.
  • Passion for video games.

Bonus Points:
  • Programming experience in any language (C#, Python, HLSL).
  • Traditional animation background.
  • Houdini, or other dynamic and fluid simulation experience.

High Moon Studios

Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing and contributing to action games such as the Call of Duty franchise, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Transformers: War for Cybertron. We employ 100+ in Carlsbad, California, a seaside city in San Diego County.
Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon's talent comprises industry veterans responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio's quality of life.

High Moon Studios is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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