Senior Rigger


Spin VFX is looking for a talented Maya senior rigger with a minimum of three years industry experience in Film.

A Senior Rigger’s primary responsibility is to create highly versatile character rigging systems and animation interfaces. The rigs will be used for feature film in the animation of 3D characters and props.

We are looking for a talented rigger who can:

– implement animation control rigging systems for complex characters and props using Maya
– set up rigs for low and high-res characters
– set up and rig character models
– work with animators to design, create, and maintain animation rigs for characters that are clean, efficient, and animation friendly
– design user interfaces and controls for characters and facial animation systems (bone and blend shape driven)
– maintain and improve current animation pipeline
– knowledge of animation sharing, and motion capture transfer between character rigs
– maintain a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high quality work
– troubleshoot and wrangle character-rigging issues for artists


– minimum three years industry experience in 3D CG for digital animation or visual effects
– excellent communication skills a must
– experience in setting up cloth simulation rigs highly desirable
– experience with Maya and/or other high-end animation software required
– experience with mel, csh, python, TCL, perl or other scripting languages a must
– skilled knowledge of anatomy for animal/quadraped and human/biped
– ability to work well under pressure

This is a full-time position and employment is to commence as soon as possible.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with a link to your online website/portfolio demonstrating your ability in rigging, scripting and tools or plug-in design.

If you are submitting by mail, please send info and DVD to:

Spin VFX Toronto
620 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5V 1M6

Preference will be given to Canadian residents.

Due to the number of anticipated responses, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

No phone calls or drop-ins please.

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