Technical Artist – Free Range GamesSeptember 27, 2022
Character Tech Artist / Rigger – Free Range GamesSeptember 27, 2022
Free Range Games grows games the old fashioned way: we don’t put our team in cages, we work distributedly, and we don’t use toxic work/life trade-offs. Some of our crafters have worked together from PS1 to PS5 and will tell you about carving games one triangle at a time from punch cards.
We are some of the folk behind Spider-man, Tony Hawk, Lord of the Rings, Twitch Sings, Oddworld, Shrek Super Slam, and dozens of mobile and web games. We believe every member of the team has a voice in what the game should be.
We prioritize community, family, and love-of-gaming over process, crunching, and TPS reports. And maybe that’s what you want too.
We need an experienced Graphics Coder / Rendering Engineer that works well with a team and preferably that knows the ins and outs of Unreal. The ideal candidate understands the architecture of current console hardware and knows how to maximize performance on it. If you can look at concept art and understand what features the art team needs to achieve it, you are right for this job. Depending on the candidate, this might be a lead role, principal role, or senior role where you help run the engine/rendering team, as opposed to the tool team or gameplay team. There’s a bit of overlap. You’ll report to the Tech Director.
- Bespoke rendering features to make UE5 look great.
- Quality of life improvements on workflows.
- Guide rendering decisions.
- Profiling and performance.
- PS5, XSX specifics.
- Improve art workflows.
- Avoid rabbit holes and engine changes.
- Making a great game.
- Strong C++, HLSL/GLSL, and 3D math.
- Current experience with a Shader Model 5 platform.
- Shipped a game with a PBR / micro-facet shader pipeline.
- Good BSDF knowledge.
- Know the best pipelines for current hardware architecture.
- Graphics or Engine programmer on a shipped Unreal title.
- Compute Shader authoring.
- RTX ray-tracing.
- Atmospheric and volumetric effects.
- PostFX system.
- Fluid sim work.
- Color-grading knowledge.
- Hair / Fur systems work.
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