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Video: Rigging


By Denya. You will watch this video more than once, trust me. Read on for another video.

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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. KennedyRichard on

    Amazing rigging work! The thought process to achieve such results must have been delightful! Rigging is so much challenging and fun!

  2. Amazing work, Denya!! Are there any video tutorials of how to make these? I suspect many would be highly interested in learning from you.

  3. There already is a Rigging DVD, thou main focus on Humane Rigging, but it's still very extensive and after spending some time looking at the videos and playing around with rigging, I can see how he made it. So I recommend joining the Blender Cloud and watch the rigging videos for a in-depth look at the rigging system.

    Cudos to Nathan Vegdahl for making the DVD and making in a very funny way! :)

    • I can vouch for the rigging DVD, it's great. I'm going through it now. I really recommend people sign up for the Blender Cloud and get this stuff.

  4. Josh Strawbridge on

    yea... i watched that more than once alright.

    awesome rigging work and not a lot of clutter everywhere to boot. epic.

  5. I am not sure words can describe just how amazing this is! I have been wanting to learn rigging in Blender for awhile now, this definatly makes me want to learn it! Awesome work Denya! :D

  6. Pretty cool and very well set up, but is it actually using the blender built in rigging system or just applying custom scripts for all the mechanical (and wheel) stuff? Current system is fine for animation, but lack of custom controllers and rigid body joints (despite Bullet now being integrated into the animation pipe) make using blender for rendering robotic simulations a real pain...

  7. I'm a novice at rigging and so this was all very impressive. However, I wonder if this was done in blender or some other software application? It doesn't look like anything I've seen in other blender rigging tutorials. But like I said, I'm a novice and so take my question with a grain of salt.

  8. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmm i'd love to get my hands on those rigs,anybody know if their out there somewhere , anywhere. good stuff .

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