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Add-on: Rigged Systems Addon


Martin Olanders writes:

I have animated an Lego Excavator (LEGO Technic 8043)

All joints and gears are animated and move in relation to each other. Animation, lighting and rendering are made in Blender by me. I have used my own add-on for Blender "Rigged Systems Add-on" as I call it.
In this add-on you get some useful functions as well as some rigged presets, see list below.

The functions are in object mode:

  • Cursor to object mesh
  • Empty - Plain Axis to object 0.2
  • Selection to selected
  • Selection to selected and copy rotation
  • Add rotating axis
  • Add Cylinder Rigg
  • Add Turnbuckle Rigg
  • Add Universal Joint Rigg
  • Add One Wheel axle Rigg
  • Add Tank Tracks

Functions in edit mode:

  • Empty to object edit mode 0.2
  • Add rotating axis

About Author

Martin Olanders

I have used Blender since 2007. Today I work as both employed and freelance using Blender. I have made pictures and animation for everything from farm machinery to the space industry. With a background as a designer, I have 18 years of experience from the development of different machine designs in both 2D and 3D cad tools. Since then I have also started doing renderings with Blender. Therefore, I have a unique knowledge from both construction and 3D visualization and also an understanding of the various problems encountered when these two worlds meet. Recently I have also started doing some addons in Blender for functions that I myself needed.

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