Studio Surfacing Supervisor

Published on 09/03/2020

Superprod is looking for a Studio Surfacing Supervisor to oversee all operations among his department including lookdev, UVs, textures, shading.

He/She will manage Surfacing department’s leads and artist, working both on our animated series and feature film, at the development and production stage.



Under the Head of operations’ supervision and in close collaboration with CG supervisors, Artistic Directors, and other Department’s Supervisors, he/she will :

  • Define and create sets and props’ final look of each project
  • Ensure assets’ conformity with the global design direction of each project
  • Collaborate with CGs Supervisors and Technical/Pipeline Executives to define textures and shading workflow linked to the pipeline
  • Be responsible for optimisation, documentation, workflow’s consistency, tools and resources of the surfacing department
  • Technically and artistically drive and guide his/her team to set a high deliveries quality standard and meet deliveries deadlines
  • Collaborate with departments leads in order to prepare assets for lighting/rendering
  • Bring new ideas and creative solutions to optimize the visual and technical quality standard of each project
  • Actively participate in new team members recruitment in collaboration with production managers



  • 6 years or more experience in texture and shading for 3D animation projects including 2 years as a Lead
  • Good experience in creating semi-realistic, realistic, cartoon or stylized set textures and shading
  • Strong creative skills and precise understanding of required techniques for designs interpretation and shaders material exact matching
  • Excellent understanding of lighting, colors, contrasts, shades, shadows
  • Excellent mastery of Maya, Photoshop, Substance Painter (potentially Designer), VRay, Arnold, and good skills with 3D sculpt and UVs unfolding tools
  • Good interpersonal skills : proactive, communicative, pedagogical
  • Oral and writing fluency both in French and in English
  • Rigor, ability to solve issues, precision, attention to detail
  • Interest in R&D


Other skills valued

  • Familiar with projection techniques of Matte Digital, Matte Painting, Katana, Houdini
  • Some experience with the soft Mari
  • Familiar with feature films’ color management issues


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