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Spin VFX Recruiting Shader Writer

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Shader Writer

SPIN is seeking an experienced Renderman Shader Writer / TD for our Toronto VFX studio.


· Design and write RenderMan shaders and DSO’s to create a photorealistic look for film / television series
· Apply procedural shading and scripting techniques
· Develop rendering tools for creatures, environments, props and visual effects
· Write surface, light, displacement and volume shaders
· Use lighting and rendering techniques, including HDRI and Global Illumination
· Work in conjunction with lighting TD’s to ensure shots can be delivered to the very highest standard
· Ability to code in C++ as necessary
· Translate artistic ability into technical applications
· Provide shader support to the lighting team throughout production
· Should have some experience implementing renderman extensions such as custom RSL plugins, procedurals and /or RIF filters.


· Proven experience in feature films / television series with expertise in plausible shading and rendering.
· Should be fluent with RSL
· Excellent understanding of techniques and technologies relating to shading, lighting and rendering with supporting demo reel
· Familiarity with Katana is considered an important asset
· Previous experience shading cloth, fur, feathers, water FX (fire, smoke, dust, etc)
· Good understanding of the entire VFX pipeline from shooting to modeling to texturing, animation and lighting and rendering
· Work in conjunction with TDs and creative team to ensure shots can be delivered to the very highest standard

To Apply for this position

Interested candidates should:

· Submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website to:
· Clearly include your name, address, telephone and email address
· Indicate country of citizenship and / or status on valid work permits.
· Include position applying for in subject of email
· Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
· No phone calls or drop-ins please
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