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The Process of Modelling and Rigging a Mechanical Model


excavator_14Robert Burke, the author of the 'Precision Modelling PDF Guide', has published an interesting article on the modeling and rigging of a mechanical guide.

Robert writes:

I have been working on this model for some time now and rather than repeating the usual step by step tutorials I have decided instead  to write a brief article. The article will detail the process and a few of the techniques used to get to get from the first idea to construct a complex mechanical model that could be animated, to the finished excavator.


About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. I remember this from the work in progress thread on blenderartists. Well done, Rob. The model looks great, and I'm sure the article is informative (I'm gonna read it, honest!). Kudos.

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