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Artist: Character Surfacing & Materials

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Design
  • Edinburgh
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  • You must have strong texturing skills in Substance Designer and Painter, 3DS Max, and Photoshop. Knowledge of physically based materials and real-time engines is essential. Experience with photorealistic texture creation and asset creation is required. Interest in shader creation and lighting is a plus.
  • You will create photorealistic materials and surfaces for games, maintain visual quality, collaborate with art teams, and research new techniques to enhance the production pipeline.


  • Must provide a portfolio through a webpage or other digital media to be considered.
  • Sound knowledge and use of texturing techniques in the video game or VFX industries.
  • Demonstrable experience with Substance Designer, Substance Painter, 3DS Max and Photoshop.
  • Skills:
  • Good understanding of physically based materials and real time engines.
  • Experience in photorealistic texture creation with Substance Designer, Painter and Photoshop.
  • Experience of asset creation (tile and baked assets).
  • Pluses:
  • Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.
  • Interest in real time shader creation and lighting.


  • Create photorealistic materials and surfaces using source textures and runtime shaders.
  • Assist different art teams on specific tasks.
  • Maintain a balance between visual quality and technical consistency for real time game applications.
  • Keep artistic style consistent with defined visual style for the game.
  • Participate in R&D of new techniques to implement into the production pipeline.


What type of projects will I be working on as a Character Surfacing & Materials Artist at Rockstar Games?

You will be working on creatively rewarding and ambitious projects in a dedicated and inclusive environment at Rockstar Games.

Where is the position located?

This is a full-time, permanent, and in-office position based in Rockstar’s game development studio in Edinburgh, Scotland.

What skills and qualities are you looking for in a Character Surfacing & Materials Artist?

We are looking for someone with a passion for texture and material creation, as well as talent and creativity in character surfacing.

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Mission & Purpose

Rockstar Games is a renowned video game development company that creates and publishes interactive entertainment. They are best known for developing critically acclaimed and highly popular game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and Max Payne. Their ultimate mission is to push the boundaries of interactive entertainment and deliver immersive gaming experiences to players worldwide. Rockstar Games' purpose is to craft innovative, engaging, and visually stunning games that captivate players and offer them compelling storytelling, dynamic open-world environments, and a sense of freedom to explore and interact with the game world. Through their games, they aim to provide players with thrilling and memorable experiences, making them leaders in the gaming industry and earning a dedicated fan base of gamers worldwide.