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Job Title: 3D Lighting/Rendering Artist – Permanent Remote

Company: Webstaurant Store, Inc.

3D Lighting/Rendering artist – Permanent Remote

W-2 only, H-1B visa sponsorship not available.

NOTE: For legal reasons we can only hire residents of the following 16 US states: AL, AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, KS, KY, MD, MI, MS, NV, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WI or WY. If you live in a different state your application will be rejected unreviewed.

If you're searching for a full-time, permanent work-at-home career, we’ve got an opportunity for you to join our fast-growing team! WebstaurantStore is looking for self-motivated and detail-oriented candidates to join our rapidly growing company as a 3D lighting/rendering artist. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong skills in photo-realistic lighting and rendering for our virtual photography pipeline.

 This team will see enormous growth in 2021 and beyond. As part of our open, respectful, and collaborative team, your primary responsibility will be to create photorealistic renders of product models generated by the modeling team, both in isolation (“basic”) and in virtual environments (“staged”). You will be expected to stay on task and show initiative while following our workflows and brand standards. 

A link to an online portfolio showcasing your lighting and rendering skills should accompany your application. Please include 10-15 examples of your best work.

As a Lighting/Rendering artist you will:

  • Light and render photorealistic basic and staged product images in Maya consistent with Webstaurant’s brand standards wiki from assets developed by the modeling team
  • Perform minor model and material edits to renderable assets as needed
  • Perform basic post corrections on completed renders
  • Precomposite beauty and AOV renders into well-organized Photoshop files for handoff to photo editors
  • Develop interior and exterior lighting for new virtual sets for staged images as they are produced.
  • Work with the rest of the 3D team to constantly improve and streamline our workflows.
  • Provide accurate time estimates for tasks, including iteration and review time
  • Collaborate with the Photography, 3D Modeling, and Development teams to solve creative and technical problems and meet deadlines collaboratively.
  • Organize and upload files according to department standards

 

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Attentive to detail, demonstrate flexibility, and take initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communicator
  • Organized, self-motivated, and solution-focused
  • Hold themselves and others to high standards.

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency (via online portfolio) in realistic lighting and rendering
  • 2+ years professional experience with 3D lighting and rendering using Arnold, Redshift, V-Ray, or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Maya and Substance
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and related applications
  • Experience working within a PBR pipeline and with AOV compositing

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in 3D Animation, Fine Art, or related field
  • Real-world photography experience
  • Experience with HDRI light probe photography
  • MEL/ Python scripting a plus

 

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package including health, dental and vision, 401k with match, HSA, and childcare FSA; and will remain permanently remote past the end of the pandemic. As a WebstaurantStore remote employee, you'll also enjoy the same training and support to be successful in your position as employees at our physical corporate locations. We stay connected through video meetings, training sessions, and collaborative forums, and provide opportunities for you to connect with other employees from across the country both professionally and personally.