Added by on 2017-02-08

Shading & Lighting Artist (CG) – Huhu Studios New Zealand

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Huhu Studios is a film and television animation studio experiencing a time of considerable growth.
Our studio is committed to building a platform for enthusiastic artists with a desire to succeed in the creative industry. We engage with uplifting stories to inspire audiences of all ages, working hard to achieve this through the creation, development, and production of quality animated content.

Position Description:

We are looking for a Shading and Lighting Artist to assist the Shading Department responsible for Creating Shaders for all Characters, Props and Environments.
All lighting presets required are added at the Environment shading stage so we are looking for someone with experience in both shading and lighting.

Skill sets required:

Has a depth understanding of Maya Vray render engine and its particular features and constraints.
Ability to use Vray shading techniques to create specific stylised looks to match concept art.
Is very proficient with creating complex procedural shaders.
Ability to spot and troubleshoot problems relating to shaders.
Ability to use Photoshop to alter painted maps given by texture artists.
Strong understanding and knowledge of lighting and rendering in vray. (Including Vray render settings and render elements.)
Strong understanding of colour and light in the real world.
Strong ability to light to create a mood that enhances the story.
Ability to optimise shaders, lighting set ups and render settings to speed up render times.
Understands the potential issues involved with rendering in a production situation.
Can work well under pressure.
Has at least a few years’ experience in a studio as a shading and/or lighting artist.

Roles:

Working to interpret concept drawings, colour scripts and keys with input from the Shading Lead and Art Director when necessary.
Creating the shading and lighting looks that are required within the budget and schedule
Checking all technical aspects of shading to make sure they will work when put into the final shots.

If you have the skills above and are looking for a new and exciting workplace in the film/TV industry, this would be a great opportunity for you to join the family here at Huhu Studios! It’s a dynamic environment, we work hard but we love what we do.

If you fit the criteria above, please send your resume to careers@huhus.com
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