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Sucker Punch’s new PS4 game pushing for ‘jaw-dropping visuals’

Sucker Punch Studios, the developer behind the critically acclaimed inFAMOUS franhcise, has indicated that its new PS4 title will raise the bar when it comes to character visuals on Sony’s latest home console.

News comes via a job listing for a Senior Character Texture/Look Dev Artist, which, among other things, describes how the studio has ‘big ambitions’ for its latest project. Check out all the details below (via DualShockers). Be sure to read our review of inFAMOUS: Second Son here.

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"When you look at a person walking down the street, do you see diffuse, normal, and gloss maps instead of skin, hair, shoes, and clothing? Do you see the word “albedo” and know that it is not found in egg whites? Well then, we’d like to have a chat with you! We’re looking for a Senior Character Texture/Look Dev Artist to work with Sucker Punch’s physically-based rendering engine to create even more compelling and believable characters.

We’re proud of the work we did on inFAMOUS Second Son, which helped show what the new generation of hardware was capable of. But we’ve got big ambitions, we’re not satisfied, and we know there are people like you out there who can push us even further."

Responsibilities

Define the direction for textures and shading on our upcoming title. Using your strong sense of surface and texture—organics, textiles, metal, leather—work with the rest of our rendering team to create jaw-dropping character visuals and have a huge impact on how real our characters look.

Create comprehensive map sets for our physically-based rendering engine, combining photo source with traditional hand painting techniques.

Collaborate with other art departments at Sucker Punch to define and optimize reusable texture properties for use in tools like Substance and Mari.

Develop innovative ways for us to effectively and efficiently create character visuals on a small, tight-knit  team of artists, designers, and programmers.

Qualifications

Demo reel or portfolio to demonstrate/support excellence in the following areas.

Mastery of Photoshop and Maya

Working knowledge of Mari or Substance Painter

Please provide a breakdown of your contributions to what we see in your demo reel

Excellent grasp of physically-based lighting and shading principles.

Ability to augment or create efficient UV layouts.

Proven ability to author top-tier, real-time content

Solid communication skills. Should be able to clearly communicate technical details to technical and non-technical audiences.

Must be eligible to work in the US. All work will take place at our Seattle headquarters.

Bonus Factors

Credited work as a Shader or Rendering Tech Artist for film or TV.

Have used photographic material acquisition and HDRI creation.

Experience prototyping shaders in Unreal Engine, Unity, or CryEngine.

Proficient with Substance Designer or a similar tool.