13 Jan 2021

Full-Time Lead Character Rigger

Retinize – Posted by Retinize Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Job Description

RETìníZE, a multi-award-winning immersive media studio, is seeking to assemble a talented team to conduct research & development, leading to the creation of a potentially revolutionary animation software product. 

Job Purpose 

In your role as Lead Character Rigger, you will be working with the R&D team, designing and maintaining highly accurate quality control rigs for a wide variety of characters.  


Bringing characters to life using advanced scanning, rigging and animation techniques.

Liaise with Project Leads to ensure work is delivered in a timely manner. 

Ensure assets created are stored in appropriate data repositories. 

Ensure that all assets are well-organised and optimal at all times. 

Use commercial and in-house tools to integrate characters, rigs and tools into the project data, ensuring data is functional and to a high standard. 

Request and develop enhancements of in-house tools as per project requirements. 

Essential Criteria: 

Demonstrate a portfolio of work – rigging experience for professional VFX or animation projects.

Strong knowledge/experience of human anatomy and facial expression. 

Strong knowledge of Autodesk Maya humanoid and facial rigging. 

Programming/scripting skills (Python Maya API C++) for plugin and tool development.

Understanding of animation processes with the ability to collaborate with 3D, UX and Programming teams. 

Good communication skills and the ability to write clear technical documentation. 

Have an artistic flair, good communicator, team player and capable of working towards tight deadlines.

Desirable Criteria: 

Experience working with VR. 

Interest in or experience working with / preparing assets for Unity Engine. 

Interest in or experience working with / preparing assets for Unreal Engine. 

Experience using Motion Capture techniques. 

On offer in return: 

Challenging and rewarding work pushing forward the boundaries of animation and immersive media.

An inclusive, relaxed and friendly workplace environment. 

A competitive salary. 

The opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme. 

Relocation assistance. 

Reference ID: CR002 

Note to Recruitment Agencies: RETiniZE Limited does not accept speculative CV’s. This vacancy is for direct applications only.

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    Job Categories: Rigger. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #3danimator #rigger #3danimation #animator #animation, Body rigging, character rigging, and Rigger.

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