Rigging Artist

Rigging Artist

Rigging Artists are responsible for rigging and enveloping hero and background creatures, vehicles, and props in Maya. 

What You Will Do:

  • Create the animation controls and deformations.
  • Monitor the effectiveness and efficiency of rigs.
  • Troubleshoot creature pipeline issues.
  • Take direction from the team/show leads and actively participate in development efforts to bring new ideas to the table.
  • Actively participate in dailies/meetings; providing input and recommendations necessary to achieve the goal of the project.
  • Remain accountable for meeting project deadlines and assignment targets, as instructed.

Must Have:

  • 2+ years production experience rigging in Maya.
  • Strong portfolio showing examples of character anatomy as it pertains to animation.
  • Thorough understanding of surface deformation and procedural rigging solutions.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency with MEL, PyMel, and Python in Maya.
  • Experience with MotionBuilder.
  • Experience with creating realtime rigs for UnrealEngine is a plus.
  • Experience with modular rigging toolkits such as mGear is a plus.
  • Experience with Houdini desired.
  • Familiarity with Linux is a plus.
  • Animation, modeling, simulation, or other complimentary production experience.

You will need:

  • To work in a team, with strong communication skills and attention to detail, and able to take direction in a fluid, fast-paced production environment.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Ability to pivot and take direction in a fluid, fast-paced production environment.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States or Canada.


To be considered for this position, please include your resume:

To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@tippett.com.  Please be sure to include the following in the subject line:  <Resume: Your Name, Rigger>

If your skills and abilities are a good match for the job opening, you will be contacted in the near future. We will make every attempt to contact all qualified candidates, but due to the high volume of interest in our job openings, we may not be able to contact every individual. We will not be returning phone calls or emails seeking further information about the opening or to confirm that we have received your resume.