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LaFrance
03-11-2009, 05:18 PM
Cinematics Matte Technical Director

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented matte technical director to join our award-winning cinematics team. You will be responsible helping the team by troubleshooting many of the technical aspects of the matte painting pipeline, modeling, rendering, compositing, and developing shaders and tools for various projects.

Blizzard Entertainment offers a fun, creative, and technically rewarding environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.

Responsibilities

Model in Maya, 3ds Max, Mudbox, and Zbrush.
Perform UV editing and basic Photoshop texture painting.
Create environment elements in Terragen, Vue, GeoControl, and WorldMachine.
Set up projection cameras.
Script tools and procedures with Mel, Python, Tcl, and Javascript.
Develop materials and shaders in Slim/Renderman Shading Language.
Prepare lighting and rendering passes/AOVs in Renderman, Mental Ray, and Brazil.
Composite in Nuke or Shake.
Create shot structures in proprietary database.
Troubleshoot issues as they arise.

Requirements
Positive, flexible attitude
Drive to constantly excel
Solid technical and traditional art skills in color, lighting, and composition
Strong team and independent work ethic

If you dig squeezing the tech in service of the art, this role is for you.

Please respond to blafrance@blizzard.com with your name and "MPTD" in the subject line.