Digital Environment Artist (Matte Painter)

  • Base Digital Productions Sdn Bhd
  • Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Jul 30, 2019
Full time Multimedia Artists and Animators

Job Description

Key Purpose of the Job:

Environment Artist are responsible for creating photo-real environments for high end visual effects shots. He has to have a broad technical and artistic knowledge that allows him to manage and develop a shot from an early stage to the final renders and need to work with the VFX production pipeline. An Environment Artist work under the guidance and direction of Environment Lead, CG Supervisor and VFX Supervisor. 

Needs to Do:

  • Creating photo-realistic digital matte paintings, textures or models or collaborating with CG Artists in other departments.
  • Create, assemble models, digital matte paintings, textures, projections and lights into a CG scene for rendering.
  • Troubleshoot technical issues with the CG scene and optimize the renders to work within the resource available.
  • Work with Compositor to assemble renders and projections.
  • To develop the look of a shot, assets or sequence with the VFX Supervisor and CG Supervisor.
  • Light and scene assembly for shots or assets as required, including characters and animation.
  • Identify the best approach for matching the quality of the plate photography.
  • Work in partnership with other departments to ensure that shots are delivered to the highest possible standard.

Needs to Have:

  • Previous experience working in a film VFX pipeline.
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop, Nuke and Maya.
  • Procedural Environment Modelling, UV Layout and texturing skills.
  • Artistic skills in digital matte painting and concept art.
  • Thorough understanding of 3D and 2.5D VFX production pipeline.
  • Thorough understanding of set management and set dressing.
  • Strong understanding of the entire VFX process.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to take direction well and work as part of a team.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintain high quality results.
  • A traditional arts background with an emphasis on photo-realism and environments.
  • Good understanding of compositing.
  • Knowledge in Python Scripting.
  • Knowledge in Lighting, Look Development and Shader Writing.

Years of experience

3 - 5 years  

Job Industry

Arts / Design / Fashion,   Entertainment / Media  

Required Languages


Do you accept foreigners


Required Skills

Matte Painting, Photoshop, Nuke, Maya, zBrush, Modelling, Layout, 2.5D Projection, Python Scripting, Renderman

Additional Information (eg. Company Benefits or Project Details)

BaseFX has recently completed work on BumbleBee and Aquaman, and there will be Lucasfilm series and exciting high-end Hollywood projects for current and future productions.