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Reel FX Recruiting Surfacing Artist

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Surfacing Artist needed in our DALLAS studio

Category: Other
Company: Reel FX
Location: Santa Monica (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Job Summary

• Paint textures both from scratch and by utilizing photography and pre-existing textures.
• Creates and maintains desired surface look and feel for characters, props and environments with direction from the Production Designer and/or Art Director.
• Handles the more complex and technically demanding Surfacing setups
• Sets up standard surface textures and readies surface files for lighting.
• Able to implement multiple types of surfaces from simple to difficult.
• Create multiple texture map layers for surfaces and understand how they work and interact with lights in 3D scenes.
• Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets.
• Works with other departments to communicate Surfacing needs (primarily Modeling) and provide for other departments’ needs (primarily Lighting)
• Perform visual and analytical problem solving in 3 dimensional space.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
• 2 years minimum experience in Feature Film, Commercial and/or Video Game production.
• Knowledge of Renderman a plus
• Good artistic eye for detail with ability to create a fleshed-out look to match various references
• Familiarity with Polygonal and NURBS texturing and UV Layout
• Extensive experience with BodyPaint 3D or comparable 3D paint software
• Detail oriented with ability to handle the complexity of our pipeline
• Familiarity with construction of complex shader networks. Ability to debug complex shader networks.
• Openness to existing workflows
• Ability to solve problems independently and take initiative
• Ability to work well in a team setting
• Experience with 3D paint packages
• Background in visual arts desired
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
• Able to multi-task and prioritize
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
• Enjoy working in teams
• Able to follow directions well

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