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Mikros Image Recruiting Rigging Artist

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Rigging Artist


After “Mune, The Moon Guardian”, “Astérix : le domaine des Dieux”, “The Little Prince” and “Captain Underpants”, Mikros Image Canada is now working on “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero” a new animation film in collaboration with Fun Academy.

Job description:

The Rigging Artist is responsible for designing and maintaining a smooth and efficient rig for CG assets. He or she must have a strong understanding of CG pipelines and production methods and a strong management style with excellent organizational and artistic skills.


· Work with the Rigging Lead/Supervisor to establish a rig that fully supports an animation style that reflects the tone of the film, and maintain the style throughout the film;
· Work to create top quality body and facial rigs that meet the desired quality and style;
· Work closely with the Animation Team to ensure that the productions’ needs are understood and met, and that animators have fast, efficient, intuitive puppets;
· Create and adjust rigging standards;
· Provide creative ideas and solutions for the film on both a visual and technical level;
· Be a key contributor to create an engaging animated film of top quality, while managing and reducing the complexities of production;
· Be able to flag and solve potential problems to stay on schedule;


· 5+ years of experience working in the animation industry as a Rigging artist;
· Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of CG, pipeline and associated software/plugins;
· Experience in a variety of Maya rigging techniques, and the ability to optimize performance of rigs;
· Advanced hero character rigging experience with a Maya based pipeline;
· Must be able to take direction;
· Expert in Maya, with strong skills in MEL and Python scripting;
· Good communication skills are and excellent team player;
· A creative problem-solver;
· Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada and be available to work in Montreal, Quebec.

If you are interested in this position or you would like to recommend a candidate, please send your resume by email at the following address:

Only the selected candidate will be contacted. Please note that you may be asked to provide references.

Mikros Image Canada is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Rigging Artist
Status: Contractual / full time
Location: Montreal
Annual salary: To be discussed

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