3D Character Rigger

IMU studios
đź’Ľ Part Time
🌎 Anywhere


3D Character Rigger


We are seeking an additional, exceptional 3D Character Rigger for our playable Characters, digital Creatures, NPCs, and Animals.


Your Mission


You are to become the connective pipeline from our 3D Modelers, to check their production and confirm or correct 3D structures before models are UV Mapped for textures. Once you have approved the 3D model, you will rig and skin the model to our Lead animator’s specifications.




You’re an expert at organic joint and body motion requirements to create the fluidity of our character’s natural flexibility and biological innate characteristics.


Key Duties


Create high-performance, animation-friendly character and creature rigs

Help solve team problems to make sure they achieve their deadlines

Provide feedback and develop standards for character production 

Develop a flexible character production pipeline within the team 

Character Skinning and rigging in Maya and MotionBuilder

Work closely with 3D artists and animators 

Refine and manage production workflows 

Confirming 3D models are built correctly 

Skin 3D Models for Animation 

Rig 3D Models for Animation 


Technical Skills


Rigging excellence for custom realistic characters, facial rigs, biped, winged, quadruped, and creatures

Strong analytical, problem-solving, time management, and organizational skills 

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Excellent verbal and written communication skills  

Strong knowledge of human and animal anatomy

Attention to detail and ability to multitask

General knowledge of online gaming

Excellence in character skinning skill 

Troubleshooting skills

Software Targets




Google Docs & Sheets


Qualifications & Experience


Solid knowledge of how to develop a character production pipeline, along with rigging and animation workflows 

Excellent knowledge of Maya; experience working with MotionBuilder 

Excellent knowledge of anatomy and topology for 3D characters 

2+ Years of experience in rigging and general 3D art production 

Essential knowledge of animation and other 3D art processes

A comprehensive reel demonstrating rigging capabilities

No degree, certificate, or diploma is required

Experience with Unreal Engine 4 and/or 5

Experience being part of a creative team 

Good knowledge of rig scripting 


Bonus Skills


Good knowledge of scripting Maya Python and Mel

Knowledge of HLSL shader in Unreal Engine

3 years to 5 years of industry experience

Experience in game development 


About the Position


You embody a love and passion for working in entertainment that is truly good for gamers. You work remotely. You track your own time. You will begin part-time. After a 3-month trial period, you may go full-time, continually paid up to 40-to-50 hours a week at any time as proven and required at the company’s discretion. IMU Studios Inc. is in a growth phase, seeking various roles for contract work.


About the Game


Our cinematic open-world hero shooter video game takes place on Nebulous Prime, a small planet in the beautiful Stellar Jewel Box nebula. Filled with playable stories, meaningful quests, arenas, and game challenges. Allowing players to freely explore and discover all of the beautiful details as revealed. TEAM IMU creates environments that players can experience in awe, all built on the visual power and performance of the Unreal Engine.


About the Company


IMU Studios creates refreshing experiences for gamers. Thrilling, fun adventures that shake the foundations of the industries we enter. We have assembled a team of video game underdogs, all hungry to be the next heroes. Together we are pushing everything to be more exciting!


IMU Studios was founded when game developer Robert Strutin’s market research revealed fresh opportunities in the video game industry, crossing market lines of gameplay and revenue models. Our home studio is nestled in the beautiful, inspiring mountains of British Columbia, Canada, with active Team Members contributing worldwide. Our expert team of game developers and artists are truly passionate about their craft and producing profound entertainment experiences. We create exhilarating video games that enrich your life and empower you as a player. 


Tell us who you are, what you do, and why you would like to join.




Email: [email protected]



To apply for this job email your details to derickmungahu@imustudios.com

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