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Associate VFX Artist


Splash Damage


London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Art and Animation





Permanent | Full Time


Description About Splash Damage

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships amongst our players and our staff by building the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences. We only team up with the world's leading partners and have worked with many of gaming's most beloved universes over the years.
Our studio culture is built around autonomy, friendliness, and constant learning, and we look after our talent with a comprehensive benefits package. The Sunday Times named Splash Damage the UK's 47th Best Company to Work For in 2018, and we've been awarded their Best Companies accreditation four years running. We also believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives and opinions to draw from, and we are committed to increasing diversity across our studio to consistently enable that.
We are currently working on numerous exciting titles for PC and consoles, including Gears 5, Gears Tactics, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and a few that haven't been announced yet. Come join us!

The Role
The day-to-day work will be centered on supporting the VFX team in crafting high-fidelity, game-ready effects. These tasks could include placing environmental elements within game levels, performing clean up on scenes and assets, and assisting in optimisation procedures. You will also communicate with designers and other departments to serve gameplay progress.

Essential skills

  • experience with a real time engine, preferably UE4
  • experience with game engine particle systems, preferably Cascade or Niagara
  • familiarity with 3D simulation software, preferably Houdini or Maya
  • basic knowledge of shaders and materials
  • solid grasp of real-world reference and principles of physics
  • understanding of animation and principles of performance
  • must be self-motivated and well-organised under tight deadlines
  • passion for creating a great game experience

Desired Skills
  • familiarity with scripting languages : Python, C#, or C++
  • experience with 3D paint packages : Substance, Modo, Mari
  • exposure to advanced graphics and rendering pipeline concepts
  • have worked with a team to construct a fully playable game

Studio Culture
Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We get together regularly for a wide range of social events, enjoying pub quizzes, cinema trips and gaming nights, competing in our plethora of sports and game groups, and letting our hair down at our legendary company parties, karaoke and our weekly Friday get togethers for in-house drinks, games and more.

Find out more on our Studio page .

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