DAYWALKER Studios is seeking a Surfacing Lead to join an upcoming full CG feature film production in Cologne.
The Surfacing Lead will 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 Substance, Mari, Zbrush, Mudbox or 3D Coat
  • Strong knowledge of Maya
  • Basic knowledge of Houdini
  • Strong 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

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