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jobby: Modeler/Rigger, Arc Productions, Toronto


The Modeler/Rigger utilizes Maya to create CG models and rigs for an assigned show.  This role must anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any model or rigging performance issues and ensure overall adherence to all Arc Productions pipeline protocols.


  • Utilize Maya to create CG models and rigs for an assigned show that meet all technical and creative requirements and are compatible within the production pipeline
  • Build and execute complex CG models, obtaining direction from character designers on the look and feel of assets
  • Create flexible and efficient rigs (including facial shapes)
  • Maintain a convention of naming structures for all models and rigs and ensure that Maya files are clean and optimized

Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any modeling or rigging performance issues with assistance from key stakeholders

  • ¬†Ensure overall adherence to all Arc Productions pipeline protocols

Keep up to speed with current industry trends


  • 3-4 years CG modeling and rigging experience in a Maya production environment, with proven knowledge of and skills in each
  • Completed post-secondary education in 3D animation or other relevant area of study
  • Full working knowledge of Maya’s modeling and rigging techniques
  • Strong background in traditional art with a good sense of perspective, form, proportion, and scale
  • Strong understanding of character anatomy (including facial expressions), and an artistic understanding of motion and behavior
  • General understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as a good comprehension of animation production for film and/or television
  • Good understanding of the animation production pipeline as a whole with a knowledge of adjacent department workflows as well as how modeling and rigging interacts with the overall production process
  • Good creative and technical problem solving skills with the ability to check own work
  • Ability to learn quickly and comprehend custom in-house production tools
  • Good communication skills with the ability to work productively and willingness to take initiative in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet tight deadlines, and perform to standard in a fast-paced environment
  • Scripting and programming skills an asset

Please apply at our website @


Thank you for your interest but only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.


  1. Lun Li Lun Li March 29, 2014

    Dear Arc Productions

    I want to ask some qusetions about the Demo Reel.

    Except the rigging part. Can I put more into it. Like some short animation clips or concept designs.

    Because I saw there are several positions that Arc company provide. Instead of sending my Demo Reel mutiple time, maybe
    this is the easy way. If that is not possible please let me know.

    Another reason is I want to show I have strong comprehensive capacity in different field of animation

    industry so that I can understand the problems from different departments and give response quickly.

    • Mike Valiquette Mike Valiquette Post author | March 29, 2014

      Please address any questions to the company itself via the contact info provided in the post.

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