Lead Texture Artist

  • Film - Mumbai
  • Mumbai, India

Lead Texture Artist

Job description

Texture Artists are responsible for the creation of a diverse range of texture maps required for computer-generated creatures and hard surface models used in production. Texture artists work closely with modellers, look-development and environment artists to create photo-real assets for high-end visual effects projects.

Lead Texture Artists will be expected to take on the following responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of artists on a show.

  • Set the standard of texturing in your team, always demonstrating an expert level of texturing skills, producing quality work, ensuring consistency in your team’s output.

  • Manage and spec team assignments.

  • Assign appropriate tasks to Senior, Mid and Junior team members, showing a strong understanding of their abilities and strengths.

  • Have a good understanding of the assets your team will be texturing and how they work in shot context and any potential creative or technical challenges.

  • Where necessary take responsibility for producing textures on hero to smaller assets.

  • Establish workflow templates, methods of texturing & provide documentation for other artists on the team where necessary.

  • Ensure that department tools are available for your team and properly set up for the show.

  • Advise HOD of any advances made on a project for integration into other shows.

  • Act as the key contact for production and supervisors, ensuring clear communication, dealing with creative challenges, solutions and adapting to changes in production & scheduling.

  • Maintain good relations with all other departments and address any issues promptly.

  • Attend dailies and present the work of your team, guide artists on how to present work.

  • Train, share knowledge and assume responsibility for the progression of more junior members of the team.

  • Provide regular feedback to your artists and ensure quality control for the artists on the team.

  • Set a high level of professionalism for the team, displaying maturity, calmness, integrity and positivity.

  • Ensure the show wiki is relevant and up to date especially after wrapping.

Job requirements

Texture Essential Skills:
  • Extensive knowledge and production experience of Mari, Substance Painter and Designer and Photoshop
  • Experience in a 3D package
  • The ability to work within a team of other Texture Artists or independently
  • A commitment to creative collaboration within the team and with other departments
  • Proactive and excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • The proven ability to work well under pressure
  • Open to direction and able to embrace change
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable with good timekeeping and the ability to meet set deadlines
  • Previous film experience
  • Modelling and Lookdev skills or experience
Desirable Skills:
  • Traditional arts background

  • Previous film experience

  • Modelling or look-dev experience

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