7 Jul 2017


DAYWALKER Studios – Posted by DAYWALKER StudiosKöln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany


Job Description


DAYWALKER Studios is seeking a Surfacing Lead to join an upcoming full CG feature film production in Cologne. The Surfacing Lead supervise and direct the Surfacing- and Grooming Artists. The position requieres a high degree of technical skills and artistic judgement, as well as strong leadership, time management and mentoring skills.


– Responsible for textures, grooming, shading of character, sets and props
– Work with R&D and Supervisors of the show to guide the overall approach to texturing, grooming and shading
– Give direction and constructive feedback to maintain the required standard of work
– Contribute to the overall operation and improvement of the responsible team
– Work closely with the modelling team to ensure optimized UV’s
– Work closely with the look- and design department to create and match a specific look


– 3-5 years minimum film production experience
– Knowledge of industry-standard texture packages such as Mari, Zbrush, Mudbox or 3D Coat
– Knowledge of industry-standard renderer such as Arnold or Vray
– Strong knowledge of Maya
– Knowledge of UV unwrapping techniques
– Advanced Photoshop proficiency
– Have an eye for detail, composition, colors, scales and forms
– Traditional painting/drawing skills are a plus
– Be able to manage time and resources to meet deadline
– Excellent team player with good communication skills
– Excellent file and asset management skills


Since 2005 the DAYWALKER Studios, located in Cologne, has developed and produced animated movies for cinema, TV and industry. In particular 3D-character animation, visual effects (VFX), as well as development of content and formats and cross-medial applications. We are a highly committed Team that works with creativity and passion.

If you are interested, please send your application to:
[email protected]


Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Freelance. Job expires in 14 days.

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