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Blend Shape Artist Intern
Sony Playstation Network | San Diego, California
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PlayStation isn't just the Best Place to Play -it's also the Best Place to Work. We've thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we're recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

This internship is for Summer 2020.

Blend Shape Artist Intern

San Diego, CA


* The Blend Shape Artist Intern will learn techniques that bring highly-realistic faces to life for both cinematic and in-game sequences
* Working with topology edge-flow for faces, eyes, teeth, tongue and eyelashes
* Sculpt a full array of naturalistic FACS and corrective blend shapes for expressive photo-realistic humans
* Sculpting a series of high-resolution wrinkle maps to add a final level of polish and nuance to the expressions
* Work with captured facial scans to create high quality neutral heads and facial expressions


* Highly interested and passionate about facial anatomy, motion, and sculpture
* Strong understanding of Maya and basic understanding/use of blend shapes
* Digital sculpting experience with either Zbrush, Mudbox, or equivalent.
* Comfortable making facial expressions in the mirror and ideally capable of isolating difference expressions/actions in the face
* The ability to grasp our concepts at least from a broad perspective and follow technical workflows while pushing artistic limit
* Communication: High degree of communication skill. Interns must be proactive, communicative, and outgoing.
* Highly organized with a strong work ethic
* Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced game development environment

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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