Senior Texture Artist

Weta Digital
Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand
Job type: Contract

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Job Description

Weta Digital is looking for a Senior level Texture Artist.

Required Skills:

  • Evidence of strong artistic skills, which can include drawing and painting, must be presented in portfolio/showreel.
  • A passion for painting highly detailed photo-realistic textures for work on organic and hard-surface models.
  • Have strong initiative and problem solving skills to work efficiently and maintain deadlines under pressures.
  • Be able to work from reference and interpret artistic direction from supervisors.
  • Experience in look-development such as working with shading networks.
  • Advanced knowledge of Mari & Photoshop.
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and UV layout.
  • Have good communication skills.

Applicant would also ideally have:

  • Enjoy being part of a team and be prepared to assist others.
  • Be willing to share techniques and experience.
  • Zbrush/Mudbox sculpting experience.
  • Procedural texturing experience.
  • Working knowledge of Linux.
  • Lighting experience.

Skills & Requirements

Required Skills:

  • Evidence of strong artistic skills, which can include drawing and painting, must be presented in portfolio/showreel.
  • A passion for painting highly detailed photo-realistic textures for work on organic and hard-surface models.
  • Have strong initiative and problem solving skills to work efficiently and maintain deadlines under pressures.
  • Be able to work from reference and interpret artistic direction from supervisors.
  • Experience in look-development such as working with shading networks.
  • Advanced knowledge of Mari & Photoshop.
  • Strong knowledge of Maya and UV layout.
  • Have good communication skills.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

Please note: A detailed shot breakdown of all material on reel must be provided with application.

Please apply here:  https://careers.wetafx.co.nz/jobs/17?a=artstation 

About the Company

Weta Digital is one of the world’s premier visual effects companies. Led by Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri, Weta Digital is known for uncompromising creativity and a commitment to developing innovative technology. Groundbreaking performance-driven digital characters like Smaug, Gollum, Kong, Neytiri and Caesar from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes are widely acknowledged as some of the best digital characters ever put on screen.  Weta's development of revolutionary virtual production workflows for Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin and the The Hobbit trilogy of films has firmly integrated digital production techniques into the film production paradigm.  

Weta Digital established its reputation for cutting edge visual effects with work on blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong, and has five Visual Effects Oscars to its credit. The company has recently completed work on Deadpool, The Jungle Book and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and is wrapping up Independence Day: Resurgence and Steven Spielberg’s The BFG.