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Rigging Tutorial in 3D World Issue #91


3dw91cover200.jpgIf you can still purchase issue #91 in your local bookstore jump on it. In this issue there is a tutorial by Bassam Kurdali on rigging a fully posable worm character in Blender.

This is one of the best advanced rigging tutorials I have seen. Bassam walks you through the process step by step. The resulting rig reminds me a bit of certain parts of the Mancandy setup. The rig itself involves the use of lattices in conjunction with armatures, if you've been wondering about Bassam's techniques this is a good look at how he does it. Below is a shot of the first page. The tutorial itself is four pages in length.


If you happen to have missed purchasing this issue in your local bookstore, it can be purchased online here.


  1. Yeah I read it already great tut and nicely presented, though never tried it out for myself. Good stuff keep them type of articles coming. I am sure that will give blender some more well deserved exposure.

  2. Thats great!
    And for those who can´t get one or doesn´t have the money.
    Normaly after some time all tutorials from "3D World" and the "Computer Arts Magazine"
    will be offered free to download at ""
    Tought to just let you know that.

  3. Maybe not completely on the subject, but on the other hand it is about blender featured in a magazine.

    Blender 2.43 was reviewed in LINUX FORMAT issue 93 (june) and received an overall score of 9 out of 10.

    Features 10 out of 10
    Performance 10 out of 10
    Ease of use 8 out of 10 So that isn't so bad
    Documentation 9 out of 10 Thanks to a great community

  4. cool - I've seen articles and tutorials on blender in 3dWorld before though, they're all good but I suppose rigging can never have enough tuts written on it lol!! Incidentally, I very rarely get computer or graphics mags - never mind - I can wait for it to be put online - if blender's rigging system hasn't been completely rewritten by then ;)...

    keep it above the belt - quite a lot of young people use blender and keep up to date with blendernation - not that they'd necessarily mind but...

  5. Undoubtedly a very good article, but the screenshots were very hard to read! You cannot see well exactly what is going on!

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