Added by on 2014-11-19

Seeking a Shader – Fuhu Inc. (Los Angeles)

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Fuhu Inc., is the leading designer, seller and innovator of “thoughtful” consumer products and services for children. Creator of the nabi™ tablet, the world’s first tablet made just for kids, Fuhu provides an ecosystem of hardware, software services, and accessories to immerse kids in rich and engaging experiences. nabi ™ is available in all major U.S. retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target. Fuhu was named ‘the most promising company’ by Forbes Magazine in 2014, and also ranked #1 spot for ‘The Fastest-Growing Private US Companies’ of Inc. Magazine, 2014.

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Shader Writer for Arnold to join our new fully CG animated series project. It is a great opportunity to participate in ground building of the team.

– Design, write, and set up Maya/Arnold shaders/shader networks and use them to achieve desired looks.
– Involved in look-development around key materials/shaders to ensure lighting delivers against visual reference
– Apply procedural shading techniques
– Creation and maintenance of shader libraries
– Tweaking of shaders/material and textures to improve the perception of the lighting
– Provide shader support to the texture team. Creation and maintenance of scripts for the texture team
– Placing, tweaking and scripting light sources within the environment
– Troubleshoot shader issues


– Proficient in Maya and Arnold. Knowledge of Nuke, Mantra and Mari is a big plus.
– Deep understanding of CG shading/lighting technology
– Experience writing shaders with python and C++
– Proven work experience in CG animation industry
– Thorough understanding of live-action and CG based VFX workflows and animation
– Familiar with pipeline tools and production management software
– Excellent artistic eyes for stylized animation look
– Highly organized, first-class time/project management skills
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
– Reside in Los Angeles (within the area you can commute to the El Segundo office)

How to apply:

Please submit your resume as well as link to demo reel/previous artwork to with the job title in the email subject line.
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