Surfacers needed for Oriental DreamWorks in Shanghai
The Surfacer is responsible for establishing the look and qualities of characters, props and environment for an animation film, from 2D design reference into 3D, which aligns with the vision of the Production Designer, Art Director, Digital FX Supervisor and Surfacing Supervisor.
● Produce the textures, colors and organic surface qualities required in the completion of creatures and objects.
● Troubleshoot creative and technical issues as they arise.
● Demonstrate versatility in their ability to create a wide range of surfaced looks from man made, natural to stylized surfaces.
● Create surfaced look that aligns with the artistic design/style of film; interpret art reference/art direction.
● Ensure that Surfacing files are complete and ready for lighting.
● Stay aware of the broader show needs as they relate to the Surfacing department (i.e. schedule, complexity of setups, etc.)
● 3+ years’ experience in animation, vfx or game production
● Good artistic eye for detail with ability to create a fleshed-out look to match various Art department references.
● Detail oriented with ability to handle the complexity of our pipeline and shaders in Light.
● Ability to construct complex shader trees (not programming/shader writing)
● Prior 3D Paint, Photoshop and Mari experience required. Additional experience with Katana and Arnold a plus.
● Ability to solve problems independently and to work well in a team setting.
● Demonstrates initiative and willingness to learn and work within the available toolset.
● Other discipline skills a plus (i.e. modeling, compositing, animation, etc.)
● Willingness to surface characters, props and/or environments.
● Solid communication, listening and presentation skills.
● Ability to take direction/feedback
● Able to meet or beat assigned deadlines.
● Solution oriented; make recommendations to improve surfacing processes.
● Prior Linux or Unix experience with shell scripting is a plus
Please email your resume and other supported materials (demo reel, website, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this position. Thank you.
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