Surfacing Artist (Feature Animation)

  • London  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    14 November 2020  
    Posted on
    14 September 2020  

Position at DNEG.

Since 2014, DNEG’s Feature Animation division has been collaborating with filmmakers and IP owners to create high-end animated feature films. Currently in production on major animated features we are looking for new talent to join our growing team. Thriving on collaboration and the creative energy it provides, we will craft together spectacular visuals and bring to life the vision of both major Hollywood studios and independent productions! Visit our website to find out more about Feature Animation at DNEG.

Having established ourselves as a key player in Feature Animation, we rely on our talented Surfacing Artists to work closely with our production team to create the textures, surface, and groom qualities needed for the completion of CG Characters and hard-surface models. They are responsible for the delivery of high-quality hair, fur, feathers and organic elements for our 3D characters and environments. They collaborate with the team to determine design and technical solutions.

Known for the quality of the work we produce, our Surfacing Artists work closely with Art Directors, Modellers and their Leads to achieve the desired looks of assets for production. They work to maintain or exceed the consistent high level of work while meeting deadlines.

Must Have:

  • Experience working on high quality shading, surfacing and texturing.
  • Familiarity with Feature Animation production.
  • Attention to details in textures and materials.
  • Experience with fur and feather grooming tools, such as Shave and a Haircut or Maya’s exGen.
  • Proficient in Mari (Preferred), Zbrush, Photoshop, or BodyPaint.
  • A good understanding of material properties with regards to shading.
  • Demo reel with descriptive break down illustrating knowledge and experience in painting, illustration, or design.

About You:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Organised.
  • Good time management.

About Us:
We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.

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