- Lead Houdini FX Artist

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Lead Houdini FX Artist


Lead Houdini FX Artist

• Intermediate Level


Halon Entertainment is seeking a Lead Houdini FX Artist with amazing artistic skills to create spectacular FX simulations for rendered cinematic trailers.

Category Art Department  Gaming  Special Effects 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jul 18, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The ideal candidate has experience producing high-quality effects for film or AAA games, as having experience working within the constraints of real-time engines is a huge plus. We’re looking for someone who shows attention to detail, and can take both artistic and technical direction to achieve the most appropriate solution. A level of technical knowledge combined with strong creative and visual instincts is critical for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with other FX artists on the team as well as communicating well with other department leads when tasks and responsibilities overlap
  • Ability to create high quality fx such as fire, smoke, explosions, fluid simulations, and rigid body dynamics
  • Being able to integrate fx elements in the Unreal Engine when required
  • Take direction well, implement feedback, and communicate notes effectively
  • Good use of time management given assigned tasks and work productively in a high-pressure environment
  • Assist in R&D efforts for tools enhancements and prototyping of new technology
  • 5+ years experience in Houdini simulations
  • Proficiency with particle systems, physics and shaders
  • Unreal Engine experience using Niagara and Sequencer within Unreal Engine is a plus, but not required. Must be willing to learn
  • Consideration of fx elements in storytelling and art direction for the shots and sequences they will be used in
  • Understanding of fx asset impact on performance
  • Strong problem solving and math skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, iterative development environment

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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