Italic Pig
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May 1, 2024
Full Time

We’re looking for an established 3D rigger to work on our upcoming multiplayer farming game. You’ll work closely with our art and animation leads to help breathe life into our characters and creatures. We’re looking for someone who can design accurate and efficient rigs, and who’s a great problem solver and troubleshooter.


About Italic Pig

Italic Pig is an award winning indie animation and gaming studio rooted in Northern Ireland.

  • First and foremost, we're a cheerful collection of decent human beings. We want working here to be fun, fair, and never stressful.
  • We do our best to employ an inclusive, diverse team with a well-balanced spread of voices, backstories and experience.
  • Our team is fully remote and has been since 2019, before it was cool.
  • We pride ourselves on our 4 day work week, letting you recoup over a longer weekend. It's amazing. Your life will be better for it.
  • We have unlimited annual leave. Seriously. Just be reasonable, take as much as you need, and we'll pester you if you don't take enough.


What you’ll do

  • Create fully scripted rigs and refine them according to animation and Unity game engine needs.
  • Prototype, implement and refine puppet (skeleton), cloth (deformer based) or mechanical rigs.
  • Troubleshoot and fix rig issues, collect feedback and fine tune rig behaviour.
  • Create simple tools to help animation workflow and rig interaction.
  • Develop pipeline and rigging standards.


What you’ll bring

  • In-depth knowledge of Blender rigging (full body/facial).
  • Understanding of exporting rigged models for game engines such as Unity.
  • Python ability for Blender scripting.
  • A passion for creating believable CG characters and creatures with the requisite attention to detail.
  • Ability to write and communicate ideas clearly, including technical documentation.
  • Knowledge of anatomy for bipeds and quadrupeds, skeletons and muscles.
  • A good understanding of constraints and deformers.


Would be nice

  • Animation skills.
  • Basic knowledge of dynamics (Maya Hair, nCloth, nParticle etc.).
  • Experience using Git or other version control systems.


Additional details

  • Full Time (4 day week)
  • Remote
  • Permanent


Applications accepted until May 17th. Please click the apply button to apply directly through the form.

We are only able to respond to successfully shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by May 23rd. 

Italic Pig

We tell stories. We get a thrill out of epic plotlines, well-rounded characters, mashed-up mechanics and snappy dialogue. We enjoy pushing boundaries with genres, experimenting with narrative gameplay, innovating with new technology and upending applecarts of expectations.

We’re an entertainment company. For the past eight years we’ve been focused mostly on creating and developing award-winning, narrative-driven video games across all platforms, and, with some of the most talented artists, animators and developers in the country, we’ve recently begun dipping our toes into the waters of animation and series development.

We’re a cheerful collection of decent human beings. We’re doing our best to break the negative cycles that the entertainment industries are so famous for. We work a 4-day week to keep the creative energy tanks topped up. We do our best to employ an inclusive, diverse team with a well-balanced spread of voices, backstories and experience. Nobody’s perfect, but we really are trying to make this industry a better place to work.

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