Full Time Job

Texturing Artist


Remote / Virtual 07-17-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

We are an award-winning visual effects company built on the belief that our strength lies in our team and our success relies on our people. By embracing our clients in our culture of mutual trust and commitment we set the stage for seamless partnerships and the perfect translation of creative vision to visual art. By partnering with our clients through every stage of their project we help shape and guide what makes it to the screen in some of the World's most exciting film and television content. By uniting with our friends to tell their stories, we become storytellers ourselves.

An artist is responsible for creating texture maps for photo-based builds. This includes assets across the board from characters, human digital doubles, animals, hard-surface such as vehicles, and props.

The goal is to create texture maps for 3D models built to match photo references.

Key Responsibilities
• Needs to source textures from photo references. Collect additional references in line with the photo shoot if there isn't enough coverage in the given references
• Re-use existing textures from the asset Library and re-purpose them as needed
• Lookdev assets based on given photo references
• Ingest assets coming from other vendors into MPC pipeline and lookdev assets to match client lookdev turntables
• Is responsible for delivering the best VFX asset by following the clients creative vision
• Should be able to present dailies in the best possible way to communicate work progress and fast track decision making
• Meet production schedules and set deadlines while maintaining the highest standards

• Good understanding of all stages of Asset Pipeline and fair knowledge of VFX and CG productions
• Gathering, grading and lineup of references
• Validating models and UVs, cameras before commencing texturing work
• Camera projection and cleanup to create COL maps and secondaries
• Create sculpts and 2d displacements wherever necessary
• Setup shaders and lookdev in renderman for Katana
• Re-purpose existing textures for variations
• Create maps to support material library/standard MPC builds
• Create tilable textures as source material
• Help with Lookdev feedbacks, address notes and map adjustments
• Release textures, package and validate and publish builds
• Optimising assets, maps and texture layers
• Exporting assets to other vendors and clients

The details above provide an outline of the key requirements for candidates to apply for a role in this department. We have a number of job classifications within our artist team structure. These are:
• Artist
• Key Artist
• Technical Artist
• Lead
• Head of Department

Based on your skills we will assess your suitability for a particular role during the application process.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rek2w5-35-172-136-29-42 in your application.