About us:

Hydraulx is a uniquely designed and operated award-winning visual effects facility based in Santa Monica, California with a branch in Vancouver, BC. As a full service visual effects house, Hydraulx has the versatility to provide high quality visual effects regardless of the size or scope of the project.


Hydraulx VFX is working on some high profile projects and is currently looking for a talented Senior Look Development/Lighting Artist to join our dynamic team at our Vancouver office immediately!

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

·       Create lighting and deliver rendered 3D scenes.

·       Effectively economize, manage and troubleshoot rendering issues.

·       Define and establish the look for photo realistic assets/shot/sequence

·       Ensure consistency among shots sharing similar assets or lighting rigs in order to preserve continuity

·       Work closely with the compositing departments to distribute and maintain shader, texture and FX libraries as well as ensuring consistency and match of look for specific assets/shots/sequences

·       Understand modern texturing principles and how they apply to advanced layered shading networks

·       Understand high level rendering/shader network construction principles independent of specific renders

·       Work closely with both 3D artists and compositors to seamlessly integrate CG elements within live-action plates.

·       Confidently work with texture artists

·       Demonstrate the ability to self sufficiently complete less subjective/simpler assets with minimal input from supervisors


·       Previous experience as a Look Dev/Lighting artist in a VFX studio 4+ years

·       Solid knowledge of fur rendering a plus

·       Nuke knowledge is a plus

·       Scripting knowledge an asset (Python, MEL)

·       Expert use of multi pass 3D rendering, and renderers such as Arnold

·       Houdini/Maya, Redshift knowledge an asset

·       Ability to multitask, prioritize and problem solve

·       Excellent communication skills and a team player spirit

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and demo reels (e.g. student work, personal work or project work), ensure there is a detailed description of your work. Please include rate history and availability.

Please note, due to a high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every applicant.

Job Location:
Vancouver, BC Canada