Sea of Thieves - Infinite Pirate Generator

The Infinite Pirate Generator is a system I spearheaded along with the Tech Art, Character teams allowing us to deliver on the initial Character brief for Sea of Thieves - "Be the Pirate you want to Be"...no small feat! The system allows completely automatically generated characters to be generated with a button click and customized from there- vastly cutting down production time and allowing for some creative effects on the Characters in this vibrant, magical world! This was a necessity for the tiny size of the Character Team (no more than 4 on SoT at a time, and sometimes down to 1) and the release route the game has taken.

Character Team:
Iain McFadzen:
Ben Siddons: www.artstation.com/bensiddons
Hendrik Coppens: www.artstation.com/crowdsmurf
Sarankan Loganathan: www.artstation.com/sarankan
Stevie Cole: www.artstation.com/steviecole
Josh Mercier: www.artstation.com/joshimon
Lorenzo Melizza: www.artstation.com/l_melizza
Mark Brassington: www.artstation.com/markbrassington

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A selection of NPCs generated from the IPG. You can see the diversity and personality of the generated characters really shine here. All work by the Character Art team at Rare.

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A selection of NPCs generated from the IPG. You can see the diversity and personality of the generated characters really shine here. All work by the Character Art team at Rare.

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IPG - Randomised Heads: Randomised gender, ethnicity, body shape, facial features, facial accessories

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IPG - Randomised Bodies: Randomised ethnicity, body shape, facial features, facial accessories

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IPG - Randomised Bodies: Randomised body shape, facial features, facial accessories

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IPG - Base Bodies: A range of body shapes

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IPG - Very early Maya side IPG tests. Fully automatically generated heads. Randomised body Shape, wonkiness and age

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IPG - Very early Maya side IPG tests. Fully automatically generated heads.