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Character Rigger – North West, UK – Permanent – AAA Console & PC Games

Location: Knutsford, United Kingdom Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24522 Posted: 6 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it’s safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Project: AAA Console & PC Games


Our client is a major Games Developer with multiple studios in the UK. They’re focused on creating fun console games using a world-famous IP.

As a Character Rigger on the team, you will have the chance to work within a successful and creative Animation department producing high quality rigs and tools.


  • Degree, related qualification or comparable experience in Animation and Rigging.
  • Positive solution driven mindset.
  • Responds to feedback well, striving to enable animators and help streamline processes.
  • Strong knowledge and technical expertise in Maya.
  • A good understanding of modern game engines, such as Unreal would be a strong advantage, and tools specific to animation and rigging within them.
  • Excellent understanding of Animation and Rigging principles, and the skill to utilise that understanding within Maya.
  • A good understanding of MEL or Python scripting languages.


  • Generating control rigs for a wide array of characters, creatures, and vehicles.
  • In-engine character setup, such as cloth, physics, and IK.
  • Resolve creative, pipeline and technical issues, cooperating with team members and departments as required.
  • Ensure that all assets are well-organised and optimal.
  • Use commercial and in-house tools to integrate characters, rigs and tools into the project data, ensuring data is functional.
  • Assist development of in-house tools for the team and as per project requirements.
  • Support identify training needs for oneself and where applicable create assets/documentation for training purposes.
  • Take on relevant job training where required and keep up to date with industry developments and technologies.


  • Flexitime
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Pension scheme & life assurance
  • Health and wellbeing activities
  • Social Events

Interested in finding out more about the studio and project? Apply now or call directly today on +44 1206 214 425!

Tagged as: Rigging

Tags: Rigging Categories: Animation , Creative


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