- Working with Level Designers, Artists, and Programmers to create real time and baked lighting moods and effects for static, dynamic and animated environments, cinematics, characters, etc. within the platform's limitations.
- Creation of skyboxes and other geometry-based lighting assets (sun shafts, glows, flares, etc.)
- Balancing and maintaining consistent light levels across a variety of physically based materials and surfaces.
- Finding, discussing, and fixing material inconsistencies that might affect shading quality.
- Collaboration with other Lighting Artists on the team to ensure consistent quality across the game.
- Texture creation using available graphic applications.
- Population of light entities and cubemaps in game using the CRYENGINE Sandbox Editor and tools.
- Creating dramatic, unique, and interesting day/night setups using the CRYENGINE Sandbox Editor and tools.
- Solving technical issues that arise with new tools or game performance.
- 2+ years of professional experience lighting for next-gen games on PC and console hardware.
- Experience with and a good working knowledge of the limitations and expectations of next generation hardware.
- Excellent art sense (e.g. knowledge of composition, color, lighting, etc).
- Solid understanding of basic theory of light propagation and light-material interaction.
- Ability to work with multiple disciplines to meet project’s specific needs.
- Capable of working both as a member of a development team and individually with minimum supervision.
- Must have the ability to conceptualize, present, and execute ideas within a schedule, while actively participating in technical and artistic problem solving.
- Ability to quickly understand custom tool-sets and deliver assets within the confines of real time engine constraints and programming demands.
- Organized approach to problem solving and time-management.
- Good English communication and writing skills.
- Positive team-oriented attitude.
- Proactive and self-motivated, capable of working without direct supervision.
- Willing to relocate to Frankfurt
- Experience with CRYENGINE and Sandbox Editor.
- Strong understanding of real-time and pre-baked lighting systems.
- Experience creating and configuring geometry assets for in game lighting effects.
- Experience with real world lighting situations, including natural light and artificial “studio” type lighting, and/or photography.
- Experience with cinematic post-processing work (e.g. compositing, color correction).
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