VFX Artist

iRacing
Chelmsford, MA, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

iRacing is seeking a VFX artist to help create and maintain particle and other effects in our racing sim.  As a VFX artist, you will be responsible for creating realistic and visually believable real-time effects for the racetracks, racecars, and other areas of our racing simulation game. Your work will breathe life into the game world and create a more immersive experience for the user.

Responsibilities:

  • Create stunning VFX for the sim, including but not limited to: environmental VFX, weather effects, backfires, fireworks, and other various effects that combine to create the impression of a fully immersive real world. 
  • Prototype effect ideas while striving to innovate the effect process.
  • Create 3D and 2D assets for use in your effects.
  • Generation of flipbooks.
  • Work directly with in-engine shader tuning.
  • Extensive use of PopcornFX, the middleware particle system we’ve integrated with our sim.
  • Optimize effects to run efficiently within the game while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Partner closely with the team Art Director, Technical Art Director, engineering and other artists to come up with creative solutions to VFX requests.
  • Ability to be a generalist and tackle multiple facets of a project.
  • Collaborate with other FX artists to share techniques, assets and ideas.
  • Identify and recommend new effects, techniques, and ways to improve the sim.
  • Work with a dedicated team who is passionate about what they do.

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience as a professional game developer.
  • Extensive use of PopcornFX (or equivalent VFX product)
  • Experience working within a game engine to tune visual effects.
  • Understanding of VFX asset costs and impact on performance.
  • Strong understanding of how to create photo realistic effects.
  • A good understanding of physics, motion and animation techniques.
  • Mastery of software packages needed to create the artwork that supports these effects, such as Substance Designer, Substance Painter, Maya, 3DS Max, and Photoshop.
  • Technically and creatively inclined with a strong artistic vision.
  • Experience with Python and VEX a plus.
  • BFA in the arts, or equivalent art training a plus.
  • Understanding of motorsports a plus.

Location: Position is based in our Chelmsford, MA office. Candidate must possess any required visas or working papers to work in the United States

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Send your cover letter, portfolio, and resume to artjobs@iracing.com


About the Company

The next generation of Racing

iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, headquartered in Bedford, MA, was founded in September of 2004 by David Kaemmer, co-founder of Papyrus Racing Games, and John Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. iRacing.com’s mission is to create the world’s leading and most authentic PC-based racing simulation and grow a new branch of motorsport through real-time, online competition – otherwise known as simracing.  iRacing now has over 65,000 members and growing every day.

iRacing is always looking for talented individuals to join the team!  We offer a rewarding culture and competitive salary and benefits.