Senior Dynamics Artist (Star Wars Team)

About the Employer

Respawn Entertainment is hiring! Learn more about our studio and values at respawn.com/studio.

We're looking for a highly skilled Senior Dynamics Artist who will embrace our philosophy and share his/her hard earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players. We’re picturing someone who is passionate about world-building and experienced in creating high quality, in-game environment dynamics (destruction, particle effects, etc.)

What you’ll do…

  • Break up environment geometry and run Maya and/or Houdini dynamic simulations of their
  • destruction.
  • Preserve existing UV information and generate new UVs as needed after fragmenting the geometry.
  • Placement and creation of particles for destructible objects and other effects.
  • Ensure that dynamic effects run within established game-engine operating parameters, and scaling
  • level of detail as needed to accomplish this.
  • Work in other disciplines in down-time, such as prop modeling, texturing, or particles.
  • Provide feedback to tools programmers and coordinate efforts with other dynamic artists to streamline
  • methods and improve efficiency.
  • Work closely with designers to fine-tune the timing of complex interactive dynamic effects.
  • Create cloth motion simulations, and fine-tune them for aesthetic effect.
  • Coordinate with background artists to seamlessly integrate dynamic effects into environments.
  • Set up objects for real-time destructibility using Havok Physics and Destruction.

Ideally, you'll have…

  • 5+ years’ experience in games as a 3D Artist or Visual Effects/Dynamic Artist.
  • Extensive experience working with Maya dynamics, including cloth.
  • Proficiency with Maya modeling and UV tools.
  • Particle experience in Maya or equivalent software.
  • Experience with Houdini a plus.
  • Mel/Python scripting experience a plus.
  • Havok experience a plus.
  • Mastery of relevant software packages such as Maya, Photoshop, Substance, and Zbrush. we typically say
  • something more along these lines vs. what I took from ND above.
  • Experience working within a game engine and implementing 3D and dynamic effects work into engine.
  • Must be willing to take a dynamics test, and provide samples or a demo reel showing applicable
  • experience.
  • Passion for making and playing games.
  • Shipped AAA game/s a plus.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and portfolio and we will get back to you once we have reviewed.

In addition to opportunities for creative impact and professional growth which come with being a member of our team, working at Respawn has many other perks and benefits! You can read more about these at respawn.com/perks.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more!

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.