Senior Body Rigger

The role :

Cinesite Animation Studio (Montreal) is looking for a Senior Body Rigger for a team focused on creating multiple 3D Animated features. The ideal candidate must collaborate with the Lead who they report to, to help make decisions that facilitate the rigging workflow. The candidate must be self-reliant and have a deep knowledge in anatomy.


  • Work closely with the animation and rigging Leads to create and maintain flexible body rigs using the rigBuilder system
  • Create correctives and secondary rigs (clothes, hair, fake dynamics)
  • Review models and flag potential problems to the supervisors
  • Create and maintain pickers for animators
  • Work closely with modelling to create a model that meets the rigging technical requirements.
  • Collaborates in the character design process to ensure that the rigs will allow the characters to have the look and the complete range of motion required for the project.
  • Develop rigs (birds, quadrupeds, bipeds, custom rigs, etc.) and new techniques to help increase the quality, while meeting production deadline
  • Create tools and scripts to help rigging be more efficient
  • Track tasks and meet production deadlines


  • Minimum of 5 years experience in 3D Feature Film, with an emphasis on rigging
  • Great knowledge of body rigging techniques
  • Great understanding of body deformation
  • Experience with rigging for a variety of different character types
  • Good knowledge of Maya
  • Deep knowledge of animation needs
  • Ability to cope with the pressure of deadlines
  • Must have deep knowledge in anatomy, volume preservation and motion
  • Good comprehension of mathematics

Recommended Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of Python
  • Excellent communication skills

What can we offer?

Cinesite offers a positive, creative environment where the world’s leading animation and effects artists are encouraged and supported to develop and produce challenging, cutting-edge, award-winning work.

We work as a collective, where excellence, expertise and expression are valued by all; where we collaborate with some of the world’s leading creative thinkers and produce work to which we are proud to put our name.

If you want to be part of the Cinesite story, please submit your application as an online submission via this website. If your candidacy is successful, you will be contacted shortly. If your application is not retained for this position, it will stay on file for future opportunities.