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Is it attainable to enter the video games trade with out prior expertise?

Hello, everybody! It’s very nice to fulfill you all.

My identify is Mateus and I’m an indie recreation developer. Over the past six years I designed, developed and printed 4 titles on each trendy platform at the moment obtainable out there (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection S/X and Nintendo Change).

Nonetheless, in the beginning of 2023 I had a small “breakthrough” and I began to wish to depart the indie scene and begin working for an AAA firm as a daily worker. Selecting a discipline wasn’t laborious, since I’ve all the time been fascinated with realtime VFX, so I went forward and began to perform a little research earlier than shopping for programs, digging for sources, and many others.

The issue is that I checked out about 60 AAA studios web sites and about 90% of them had obtainable positions for VFX artists, however actually all of them required 2-5 years of expertise… So my query is: Is it attainable to enter the video games trade with out prior expertise? I imply, even when I examine for months or years and really grow to be VFX artist, how am I going to fulfill such a requirement?

I’m in all probability lacking one thing right here, so please assist me perceive what’s the present state of the video games trade to verify I’m getting in the fitting route. Thanks so much!

Ye, it’s attainable. In the event you construct robust portfolio (you may all the time ask right here if a portfolio you could have is powerful or not) and take a look at making use of. Some corporations may decline, however some may settle for you regardless that you don’ have expertise :smiley:

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Thanks for the fast reply, Manus! So in concept for those who’re adequate you may merely skip that have time requirement? Now I’m surprise how good somebody would should be in that case. :thinking:

By the way in which, for those who don’t thoughts me asking: do you’ve any portfolios from different recreation VFX artists you personally admire? That might be a fantastic supply of inspiration. Thanks! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Oh, it is dependent upon whether or not you can see a affiliate or mid vfx place. For Affiliate you largely would wish to only get maintain of timings and dynamics whereas for mid prob additionally extra technical stuff too.

And omg, that’s a very robust query XD there are such a lot of that I’ll have a hassle to even record simply couple of them.

Take pleasure in getting complexes


Most significantly I might counsel to experiment first with completely different kinds and see which one you get pleasure from essentially the most. Then attempt to make some results and ask individuals right here or in discord for suggestions. Methods to make them higher. If you should have 3-4 rather well made and polished results then it’s a tremendous begin

Brief reply: it’s. (i did)
All these recreation corporations actually care is that the standard of your results is as much as their requirements and that you’re nice individual to work with. That’s just about it. I feel your expertise as indie dev counts right here so much and it’s not such as you don’t have any expertise in any respect. Simply put collectively a portfolio and begin making use of! :slight_smile:



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