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Company Name:
Blizzard Entertainment
Location:
Irvine, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Mac OS X, PC / Windows
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
1
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
High School or equivalent

Diablo III - VFX Artist

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled VFX Artist to work on all things Diablo.  Our ideal candidate has extensive experience working with 3D packages, in-game VFX systems to create a wide range of VFX (fire, smoke, explosions, etc.), as well as a general understanding of good game play communications.  Essential skills include a solid grasp of the principles of motion, anticipation, dynamics, follow-through, and other facets of animation.  The VFX Artist must also have skill in creating textures and geometry needed for stylized VFX backed by related tools expertise – Photoshop, After Effects, Maya, etc.  

 

The ideal candidate works well in an environment of peers who are passionate about Diablo, making great games, killing demons, and getting loot!

 

Requirements

  • Experience creating brilliant, eye catching real-time VFX using Photoshop, Maya, and in-game VFX systems
  • Strong grasp of visual design principles used to create stylized, compelling VFX
  • Able to paint VFX textures from scratch and match an established style
  • High degree of proficiency with 3D graphics, particle systems, physics, ribbons, shaders, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of rendering engines
  • Self-motivated, humble, excellent communications skills, and a legendary team-player attitude
  • A minimum of 4 years’ creating real-time special VFX for video games

Pluses

  • Previously shipped AAA PC or console titles in an equivalent type role
  • Scripting experience in Lua, Python, etc.
  • Experience creating and using real-time shaders
  • 2D or 3D animation experience
  • Strong passion for developing games
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Diablo universe

Submission / Portfolio requirements

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Portfolio of relevant work required
    • Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)Willingness to complete art test if required

**Only submittals with all three will be considered.

 

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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