Set Surfacing Artist

  • Full-time

Company Description

Mikros Animation is a global CGI animation studio located in Paris, Montreal, Los Angeles, Bangalore and London, dedicated to feature films and episodic content. Since its inception, Mikros Animation has always put creativity and CG artistry at the heart of its animation and production activities, allowing our artists to work across a great variety of stories with a high level of stylized craft. So far, Mikros Animation has contributed to ten released feature animations and to numerous high-quality animated series, for the world’s best-known animation studios, either as creative studio, line producer or executive producer. Mikros Animation has also produced more than 250 hours of programming, broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL. Our animated episodic content airs and streams globally, in over 180 countries. 

At Mikros Animation, we believe great animation is about making real connections with real people. By partnering with filmmakers to unite their creative visions, with our industry-leading craftsmanship and artistry, we create characters that connect with audiences on an authentic and emotional level to bring powerful stories to life. 

Job Description

Position overview    

The Set Surfacing/Texturing Artist will partake in the creation of the set look led by the Set Surfacing Supervisor. He/she will have high technical competencies and a strong aesthetic judgement to create high quality images matching the style of the film. He/she will be responsible for the creation of the sets textures and materials. 


  • Finalize the look of set elements and suggest nuances or changes to achieve the desired look for production   
  • Create textures and materials based on concepts and references  
  • Create UVs and texturing that will meet shaders and look requirements.  
  • Create shading networks for specific assets  
  • Work closely with other departments, the Cg Sup and the Sup to ensure compliance and consistency in assets  


  • Previous experience in Set Surfacing / Texturing with knowledge of full CG feature film  
  • Excellent understanding of light, color, textures and materials  
  • Strong command of Katana and Arnold (or equivalent)   
  • Knowledge of Maya  
  • Strong knowledge of Mari  
  • Knowledge of Substance Painter is an asset  
  • Good interpersonal skills  
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail  
  • Curiosity and interest for technical challenges  
  • Knowledge in procedural texturing and sculpting is an asset.  

Additional Information

Please note that you may be asked to provide references. Mikros Animation Montreal is an equal opportunity employer.    

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