Environment Animation in Blender 2.5

Posted by admin on April 29th, 2011 | Comments (9)

This tutorial goes through techniques to rig and animate props and environment objects that you need full control over. Simulations have their uses but in this example, a video game sequence where the player causes a piece of debri to form a bridge, the placement must be the same every time. This can be achieved manually with keyframe animation.Here is a .zip of containing two blend files from the start and outcome of the tutorial. Download the ‘Start’ and ‘Finish’ .blend files


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  • http://artsymptom.com ArtSymptom

    I have been using blender for a couple of years, and now I’m moving forward as my main 3d tool. This kind of animation with the rigg data, can be exported to maya or 3dmax using fbx? or even vice versa? like if some one give me a fbx maya file to open it in blender with rigg stuff. Im curious because theres a lot of people who ask me about this. By the way, awesome dvd that is coming from the ninja rigging, gonna buy it. Cheers! keep like this ;)

  • http://Website jake farmer

    Thank u

  • http://Website Martijn Bouman

    Thanks for this tutorial, it gave me some better insights in animation.

    I do have a question though. You are using LocRot. as keyframe type. What happens when i export that animation to for example Unity or Shiva3d ?

    Will the animation happen at that exact same spot where i place it in the 3d environment or will it be at a fixed location all the time ?

    • http://Website Shackra

      In fixed location, the animation of anything is independent of its position in the world (of blender).

  • http://Website Nick

    Thank you!!!

  • http://Website Tekniko

    Was that gameplay from SWTOR?

  • http://Website matt

    hi. i live in an area where we do not get a good streaming of video, soi was wondering if there is a way to down load or by your videos?

    • http://www.cgmasters.net Chris Plush

      Yeah you can download the videos on the vimeo page, just click the title below the video and it’ll take you there.

  • http://Website eric warfish

    now people can make draw bridges