Senior 3D Generalist – Madrid

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El Ranchito is a VFX company within Madrid, Spain. Over the years we have worked on several Films, TV series and Commercials, including Game of Thrones, Lost in Space or Jurassic World.

We are currently looking for the Madrid facility, talented Senior 3D Generalist artists with a strong background in Look Development, creating high-end 3D work to join our creative team in Madrid. Candidates should have previous proven experience in animation, look development, texturing and shading for assets and CG-environments.


  • Collaborate with modelers, lighters and texture artists to create the final look of a CG asset.
  • Ensure proper optimization of texture resolution/format and shader construction.
  • Guide his or her asset through lighting with feedback from supervisors to ensure assets hold up in various lighting scenarios.
  • Provide rough, preliminary composites of renders for review.
  • Develop and deliver renderings of complex, photo-realistic and stylized CG characters/creatures, vehicles, environment assets and effects into shots for animation and VFX projects.
  • Work closely with other artists under tight production schedules.
  • Maintain and evolve the department’s workflows and quality benchmarks in LookDev.
  • Explore and recommend new LookDev techniques and software



  • Minimum of +5 years’ experience in film, cinematics, or animation.
  • Expert knowledge of Maya (Houdini or Unreal Engine is a plus).
  • Experience texturing and painting assets using Mari and Substance Painter.
  • Demonstrative experience and knowledge of 3D modeling and texturing for VFX.
  • Advanced rendering skills in Arnold and VRay.
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility, good use of color.
  • Confident in the visual exploration of abstract concepts.
  • Reasonable knowledge of shader tree construction and math fundamentals.
  • A mix of production experience as well as some experience with scripting/programming in Python, Perl, MEL and/or C/C++ a plus.
  • Good communication skills to enable you to work well in a team and self-motivated problem solver.
  • English (B2 and over) a plus.

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