Are you a Look Development Artist, with solid experience on feature animation? Animal Logic has a new animation project, “The Shrinking of the Treehorns”, which will be Ron Howard’s first animated film. We are looking for artists with passion, vision and technical ability and who are able to give our characters and environment life. Is that you? Positions run from around September 2021 to November 2022.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Interpret 2D designs, reference material and artistic direction and translate them into 3D textures and surfaces while maintaining the original artistic intent.
  • Help establish and maintain a consistent look for the project.
  • Assume responsibility for ensuring assigned work is produced to an appropriate standard of quality within the scheduled timeframe and deadline.
  • Maintain good communication with the Surfacing Lead.

What you bring:

  • A passion and an eye for making beautiful looking CG objects, environments and creatures.
  • 5 years’ experience working on high quality shading, surfacing and texturing.
  • 3+ years’ experience in high end feature film/television animation and/or VFX projects.
  • Production experience in a modern ray-tracing software package.
  • A high level of proficiency with Mari. Substance Painter experience would be a plus.
  • An interest and ability in lighting.
  • Good understanding of industry standards, conventions, and formats to enable successful completion of work.
  • Proven technical and visual skills with an understanding of art and design within an animation environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to abstract and interpret design down to its fundamentals.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of shader creation and implementation will be considered a bonus, as will experience using Houdini.

What you’ll need to include on your application:

  • A showreel including examples of stylized and photo-realistic work, with reference plates and materials, turntables, and UV layouts.

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