Rigging TD

Location: Glasgow

Specialism: Animation

Rigging , Feature

Axis studios is a multi award winning animation and VFX studio. Specialising in diversity, we’ve built a global reputation for creating commissioned and original entertainment experiences in Film, Television, Games and Theme Parks. Spanning three UK studios, we share a fascination for the possibilities of art and technology, and a passion for discovering where imagination can take us next.


Axis Studios is looking to recruit a RIGGING TD for next-gen game cinematic, commercials projects and feature animations. Candidates will be responsible for designing, creating and maintaining accurate and realistic character, vehicle and prop rigs. They will be working closely with both modelling and animation departments to develop and refine rigs that integrate smoothly into the pipeline. 

Please note all applicants at time of application must have full working rights for the UK and hold an appropriate visa where applicable.



  • Creating and maintaining realistic skeletal rigs for a variety of humanoids, creatures, vehicles and props 

  • Creating tools with Python and MEL scripts to generate rigs in a procedural manner.

  • Working with senior TD’s to develop and integrate tools into a robust pipeline.



  • Good knowledge of anatomy and a thorough understanding of biomechanics, kinesiology for humanoid and animals.

  • Thorough understanding of weighting, skinning and must be able to work interactively with modelers to resolve challenges.

  • Good communication skill and ability to work interactively with the rest of the team.

  • Ability to rig characters/objects in a realistic or cartoon manner.

  • Good MEL scripting, Python scripting skills.

  • Experience with Marvelous Designer, cloth, muscles and dynamics are a plus.

  • Maya API, C++ skills are a plus.

  • Strong production experience on game cinematics, VFX and realistic characters is preferable.


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