Look Development Artist

Method Studios

St Kilda, VIC

Posted 4/8/2021

Look Development Artist

Primary purpose of role: To create materials for CG props, characters and environments and assist in the stylised or photoreal look development of these assets

This is a full time position based in Melbourne paying up to $120,000

Position Pre-requisites

  • Experience in surfacing and shading characters/environments/props for feature films.
    • Diploma or degree preferred
  • Ability to come up with creative, efficient rendering solutions for a wide variety of assets including fur, skin, hard surface etc.
  • Strong lookdev skills both artistically and technically with great experience and understanding of shading, rendering, colour, photography etc.
  • Strong knowledge of Maya, Photoshop and Linux.
  • Adavanced knowledg of Vray rendering.
  • Basic knowledge of other renderers, 3Delight, Renderman etc.
  • Basic knowledge of shading and srufacing writing.
  • Some experience with Mari, Zbrush, Mudbox, or other texture and normal/displacement map generation is a plus.
  • Some Texturing and/or Lighting experience.
  • Experience with all aspects of the rendering pipeline.
  • A passion for the craft and a willingness to learn new techniques and software.
  • Ability to quickly interpret producers and supervisors briefs and devise effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • Flexible and able to work within timelines – ability to reasonably estimate time and evaluate scope for jobs.
  • Ability to consistently produce work of an appropriate standard.

  • Key Tasks

  • Take textured models from the asset department and push shader qualities to an accepted level.
  • Create shaders that react realistically to light and obey physical and natural phenomenon.
  • Creating render rigs where applicable.
  • Finalise assets technically and aesthetically.
  • Develop a pre-set shader bank for different surface qualities.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Adhering to existing pipeline, procedures and workflows.
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