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The Walt Disney Company Technical Director Intern, Character Shade/Groom – Winter 2020 in Emeryville, California


  • Develop and implement appearance of the texture, color, and material properties of objects.

  • Develop shaders using a wide range of techniques and resources including 2D/3D texture painting, procedural signals, reusing and modifying existing shading functions or writing new algorithmic work.

  • Projects may also include technical development such as implementing procedurals in the RenderMan shading language, writing RenderMan DSOs and other graphics functionality, and optimizing existing pipelines and assets.

  • Paint textures in Photoshop or Mari.

  • Using drawings, paintings, photographic and motion picture references or actual objects and locations, design work desired by the Production Designer and Director.

  • Maintains asset stability for downstream departments.


  • You have experience using 3D software packages such as Houdini, Maya, Katana, and/or RenderMan.

  • Experience writing shaders with any major shading language (osl, rsl, glsl, C++) a plus.

  • You have a deep understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, texture and form.

  • You possess an ability to follow art direction but also demonstrate initiative.

  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux systems.


  • Working towards a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Digital Art or a related field; recent grads who are within one year of graduation are also eligible to apply

  • Able to demonstrate your aesthetic via an online demo reel.

  • Available to work full-time Mon - Fri for 12-weeks between January 2020 – April 2020

Submission process and application materials:

  • Please apply online at – no submissions accepted via mail or in person.

  • Attach a single PDF file containing your cover letter and resume.

  • Provide a link to your online demo reel in the "Demo Reel” section of the application; without this, you will not be considered for the internship.

  • If your demo reel or portfolio is password protected please be sure to include the correct password.

  • Due to the high volume of submissions, we are not able to provide feedback nor are we able to respond to requests for application status. You will be notified when there is an update on your application.

  • In submitting your application, you are agreeing to the terms of our Submission Release Form. Without this, we are unable to consider your application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, October 13, 2019

Job ID: R-02207

Location: Emeryville,California

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