Animation3D Animation

Flash Designing

Character Rigging

Minimum Preferably 10th standard pass and above

Certified training for Rigging Artist (programme aligned to MES/Q2502 released by Media & Entertainment Skills Council)

One year for Trainee/Junior Rigging Artist

More than a year for a Rigging Artist

The tasks a Rigging Artist is expected to perform include:Creating computer-generated controls

Creating rigs for movements in models used for animation Determining the rigs to be built by understanding the story and characters Creating prototypes/pilots for testing

Checking the final rigs to ensure they are clean, efficient, have realistic movements and are animation friendly

Well-versed with the principles of 3D modelling and animation

Knowledge of human anatomy, skeleton structure, joints, etc.Proficient in calculating a rig

Knowledge of rigging principles, processes, systems, etc.Well-versed in writing computer scripts and programmes to create the desired rigs in models

Knowledge of software like Autodesk Maya, 3D Studio Max, Blender, etc.Proficient in programming languages like C, C++, Python, etc.Knowledge of copyright norms and intellectual rights


Training in Art, Adobe Flash, 3D software

Excellent communication skills

Computer skills

Team player

Eye for detail

Creative bend of mind

Good drawing skills Planning skills

Problem solving skills


Ability to handle pressure

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not a part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is available

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Overtime is common

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to computer screen for long hours, sleep deprivation, etc.Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, stress, strain on eyes, etc.

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 15,000 per month For candidates with 3-5 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 40,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Media & Entertainment Sector in India

The current employment across Media & Entertainment sector is estimated to be over 1 million persons (in terms of direct employment only). The Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) on Entertainment would grow at a CAGR of 13% to 14% between 2008 and 2022. The Media and Entertainment industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country. The animation segment in India is in its early growth stage and is poised for growth in the future.

The entertainment animation section contributes to around 70% to the total animation industry. TV animation, the largest user of animation in India, is considered to be the most basic form of animation from which most of the companies start and evolve to other forms like VFX and fully animated movies.

Animation is fairly recent concept in Indian cinema. Some of the Indian animated movie makers have collaborated with DreamWorks, Walt Disney, and Pixar Animation. Apart from pure 2D or 3D animated movies, application of animation in films is also increasing.

It is projected that the total employment in the Media and Entertainment industry would increase from about 1 to 1.1 million persons in 2008 to about 4 to 4.1 million persons in 2022, an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million persons. This means that in the future, there is going to be a continuous and increasing demand for this job role. All these factors put together is only going to increase the job opportunities for a Rigging Artist across towns and cities in India.


Animation studios & VFX studios across India

Creative agencies across India

Gaming companies across India

Web design firms across India

Media companies across India

Towns and cities across India