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Senior Rigging Artist

Sydney, NSW | Part-time or Commission | Flexible Work Arrangement

About us:
Glitch Productions is an independent animation studio based in the heart of Parramatta CBD. Our Youtube channels, SMG4 and Glitch Productions, have over 7 million subscribers together, more than 3 billion views, and are still growing strong. Our studio is filled with young, passionate, and fun-loving artists that are determined to change the way animation is produced on the internet. We have worked with funding bodies such as Screen Australia and Epic Games, and continue to grow year on year, by delivering exciting series and storylines to our millions of fans.

Job Information:

Glitch Productions is looking for a highly capable and diligent Senior Rigging Artist who has experience in designing and creating rigs for cartoonish styled characters. You will be designing and rigging a variety of characters to be imported into Unreal Engine, as well as providing technical advice to our in-house team of riggers.  An example of the kind of rigs would be the characters in our animated series; Murder Drones.



  • Design and implement rigs for a variety of stylized cartoon characters based on requirements from the director and animation lead. 

  • Design and implement face rigs for a variety of stylized cartoon characters with exaggerated face expressions.

  • Debug existing rigs and provide assistance/feedback on how to improve rigs.

  • Export, Import, Setup and test rigs in gaming engines such as Unreal Engine.

  • Provide clear communication and  accurate time estimated for the completion of assignments.

  • Provide and implement notes based on director/client feedback.

  • Strong interpersonal, social, and communication skills, with a desire to work closely with other professionals in a team setting.


  • 4+ years of experience on rigging for animated shows or video games

  • In-depth understanding of Maya (we use Maya 2022)

  • Experience creating and designing rigs for cartoon characters

  • Experience with alembic caches and setting them up in gaming engines such as Unreal Engine

  • Consistently strong problem-solving skills, as well as the capability to work in a disciplined manner and to make timely, well-thought-out decisions.

Bonus Skills

  • Experience with 3D animation

  • Experience with Unreal Engine

  • Experience with Houdini


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