Surfacing Lead – TV

Surfacing Lead – TV

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Job Summary

The Surfacing Lead is responsible for overseeing the surfacing team as well as initial look development and shader creation in Unreal Engine. Their job is to ensure consistent workflow and that the pipeline processes are being followed. They will also work closely with the supervisors and help implement feedback and pipeline changes. The primary duties of the Surfacing Lead will be focused on managing the surfacing team with asset production being done as time permits.


● Train and mentor new hires
● Collaborate with other departments to troubleshoot creative and technical issues.
● Ensure artists adhere to pipeline processes such as naming conventions, file management, render times
● Look development for the show in regards to textures and shaders
● Paint maps and images
● Create efficient UV layouts
● Build initial shaders (master materials) in Unreal Engine for the surfacing team to utilize in production
● Create and maintain the desired surface look and feel for characters, props, and environments with direction from the Production Designer and/or Art Director


● Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Feature Film, Commercial and/or Video Game production
● Great communication, time management, and problem-solving skills
● Positive attitude and work ethic
● Experience with Maya and Unreal Engine, or other render packages
● Good artistic eye for detail with ability to match art reference
● Familiarity with polygonal surfacing and UV layout
● Extensive experience in Substance Painter or similar 3D painting package

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This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Please note that a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of the Candidate will be treated in priority.
Only the selected candidates will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

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