Materials, Technical Director
Blue Sky StudiosGreenwich, CT
Full Time Job
Materials, Technical Director (Blue Sky Studios)
Materials TDs are responsible for defining the feel of every surface in a film. This includes characters and background environments. The Materials group works very closely with the Art Director to establish the level of realism or abstraction that the film requires. Each member of the group is expected to contribute technical expertise and visual creativity.
Work collaboratively with Materials Supervisor, and fellow Materials TDs to create beautiful materials that meet the approval of the Director and Art Director.
Design and create procedural textures that meet visual demands and are technically stable enough to be reused by others.
Develop proficiency with all proprietary renderer CGI Studio , including shader design, model exporting, fur coloring, scripting and composting.
A bachelor's degree or equivalent in computing science or related filed
Prior High-end CG production experience required.
, Abilities, Special Licenses or Certificate:
Experience with Procedural Texturing in advanced rendering package (RenderMan, Mental Ray, etc.).
Good artistic eye for detail with ability to create a look to match various Art Department references.
Understanding of the fundamentals of surface properties, and their relationship to lighting and rendering.
Understanding of artistic concepts of color, composition and pattern.
Familiarity with scripting concepts. (C-Shell, Perl, RenderMan, MEL and/or similar).
Strong experience with the UNIX or Linux operating systems
Ability to manage resources to achieve aesthetic goals on schedule.
Experience working in a production environment preferred.
Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:
Materials TD works in a world-class Animation Studio with demanding
schedules and hard deadlines: As production demands increase overtime
may be required for this position.
Office working environment
Approximately 80% of time will be spent working on a computer.
above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level
of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is
not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated
with it. Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and
change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.
are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.