Senior Surfacing and Look Dev Artist – Feature Animation Job in Vancouver, BC at Cinesite-Vancouver –

Cinesite Vancouver is currently seeking a Senior Surfacing and Look Dev Artist to join our team. If you want to join a fast-paced studio, apply now!

Our Surfacing & Look Dev team

At Cinesite Vancouver, the surfacing and look dev department are responsible for the texturing and shader creation for characters, props and environments. In Surfacing and Look dev we look for knowledge and experience in Photoshop, Mari, Nuke, creating Arnold shaders and rendering as well as knowledge in photography, painting, and design. As well as working collaboratively as a team, we work closely with the design, modeling, lighting and render departments.

If this all sounds like a role for you, apply!

What you will be doing

Support the training of new hires and junior artists on the pipeline and workflows

Troubleshoot technical issues and flag workflow inefficiencies

When requested, provide backup support to the Lead

Work autonomously with minimal supervision

Write technical documentation for others to use and refer to

What you bring to the team

Proficient in Maya and Arnold

In-depth understanding of materials, textures, colour, lighting and rendering

Broad knowledge in problem-solving and troubleshooting, including rendering

Efficient with time and resource management

Expert at UV layout and optimization

Expert at the interpretation and realization of material and texture design packages

Expert at designing and implementing material and texture workflows and standards

Foundational knowledge of Katana and Gaffer

Foundational knowledge of Mari and Substance Designer

At Cinesite, we value and accommodate differences to ensure that our team has a safer space to do their best work. To build a diverse workforce, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities, 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, people with neurodivergence, immigrants, people with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups.

Reasonable accommodations to the interview process can be requested for reasons including, but not limited to, mental health, physical disability, religious practices, medical conditions. Please let us know if you need any accommodation.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary people, and racialized people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Cinesite, we’re dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you’re excited about a role and feel you could be a great addition to our team, but your past experience or skill set doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d still love to receive your application. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

About the Company

Company: Cinesite-Vancouver –

Company Location:  Vancouver, BC

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