Lighting & Rendering Technical Artist

Superplastic
Burlington, VT, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Superplastic is seeking an experienced, badass technical artist to help grow our character-based toy and entertainment company. Superplastic creates original characters and turns them into virtual celebrities. We also collaborate with famous artists and premier brands making the world’s most sought-after toys, streetwear, and other innovative products. 

The ideal candidate will have a great eye for matching 3D character and elements into live action plates. The ability to match a variety of visual styles and a passion for great media and pop culture is also imperative. 

Work experience in animation lighting, compositing & rendering is required.

Skills & Requirements

Responsibilities include:

  • Produce and maintain high-quality lighting and rendering for CG scenes.
  • Collaborate with the art director(s) and participate effectively in the animation pipeline.
  • Communicate and provide support for expectations on render times and quality.
  • Optimize renders, check for defects, and troubleshoot issues.

Requirements:

  • Expertise in Maya, RenderMan, Arnold, and/or similar software.
  • Demonstrated understanding of shading models.
  • Technically strong and artistically conscious with special considerations regarding lighting.
  • Excellent communication skills and dedication to responsibilities.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • 4+ years of experience in feature film/VFX/game cinematics.
  • Understanding (and interest) of real-world cameras.
  • Adobe Photoshop.
  • Experience working with vendors and quality control of outsourced match move material.
  • Knowledge of Mel/Python scripting.  
  • Previous experience performing Look Development.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Email portfolio, cover letter and resume to 3Danimator@superplastic.co

Should applicants be considered for employment, a test may also be required to assess competency.

About the Company

Superplastic creates original characters and turns them into virtual celebrities. We also collaborate with well-known artists and premier brands to make some of the world’s most sought-after toys, streetwear, and other innovative products.

Superplastic was founded by artist & entrepreneur Paul Budnitz (Kidrobot, Ello, Budnitz Bicycles). Well-known character artist Huck Gee is Head of Art & Design. The company is funded by 35 incredibly famous investors in New York, San Francisco, and LA.