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Laika Recruiting CG Texture Artist Intern

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CG Texture Artist Intern

Job Description

*Dates are subject to change due to intern academic schedule and production schedule.*

General Summary

LAIKA/Entertainment’s CG Texture Artist Intern will gain valuable hands-on production experience and training by working 40 hours a week in collaboration with our skilled professionals.

Essential Job Functions

Develop, create and/or utilize reference photography source material to generate photo-realistic surface textures for use in a cg environment.
Create and maintain texture and displacement maps for character, prop and set assets for integration within a scene.
Collaborate with Modeling, Look Development and Lighting TDs to ensure surface texture and displacement maps render properly, and to troubleshoot and resolve creative and technical issues.
Communicate effectively with production management, creative leads and technical support teams.
Meet deadlines as established by production management.
Actively safeguards LAIKA’s Proprietary and Confidential Information.


Completed his/her Junior year, or has graduated within the last two years, with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Science, Animation or other relevant area of study and/or equivalent job experience.
Knowledge of applicable software platforms, including Photoshop, ZBrush and Mari, as well as Maya and Nuke, preferred.
Experience working with advanced surface types, and comfortable with a variety of rendering environments, such as RenderMan and/or Maya.
Experience working with Modeling and Shaders, a plus.
Traditional painting skills and familiarity with digital matte painting techniques preferred.
Good problem solving skills.
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
Openness to taking direction and ability to embrace change.
Strong attention to detail, communication skills, a great attitude, and work ethic.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Location

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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