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Intro to Weight Painting in Blender 3D


John Park does an excellent job at explaining armatures and weight painting.

John writes:

A quick blender 3d tutorial showing users how to create an armature (internal skeleton) inside of a mesh and use it to move or animate the mesh. This is a simple example mimicking an arm moving.

Video tutorial by John Park and the Digital Arts program at the University of Oregon.

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  1. Lawrence D’Oliveiro on

    You’ll note that Blender makes quite good use of left-click versus right-click to quickly switch bones/vertex groups with minimal interruption to your painting. :)

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