Lookdev / Shading Lead


Job Title: Lookdev / Shading Lead
Department: 3D
Location: Mumbai
Reports to: CG Supervisor

Job Description

Lead a team of Lookdev Artists and maintain the shading pipeline.

Needs to do:

The position of Lookdev / Shading Lead requires someone with a thorough knowledge of Pixar's PhotoRealistic RenderMan / V-Ray for Maya, with several years of experience in a similar role. Successful applicants will have a thorough knowledge of shading, lookdev and lighting. You will interact daily with the Texturing & Lighting Team and your show's CG Supervisor and contribute to the extension and maintenance of the company's shading pipeline.


Needs to know:

  • Thorough knowledge of Pixar's RenderMan and RSL or V-Ray / Mental Ray for Maya
  • Experience with HDRI, Global Illumination, BRDFs and point-based workflows
  • Cgfx and glsl experience will be an advantage
  • Ability to create practical, optimized, art-directable solutions
  • Ability to deliver pipeline-ready workflows
  • Flexibility to upgrade to newer rendering engines / pipelines
  • Familiarity with pipeline issues, lookdev and lighting
  • Knowledge of Mel or Python will be an advantage
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in a Lookdev / Lighting leadership role
  • Previous experience in a VFX environment will be a plus
  • Experience of real-world lighting and photography will be a plus

Needs to be:

  • Pro-active
  • Team oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Organized and thorough
  • Technically adept

Measures of performance:

  • Delivery of required content, on time
  • Continuous improvement