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A YoYo story


Stefano SottoZen writes:

Hello BlenderNation,

I invite you to watch this new episode of my "Bobot". A rusty and slightly overweight robot that I am having fun trying to animate the best I can.

Blender was really a great tool. I am so happy that, years ago, after my beloved Softimage3D passed away, I gave Blender a chance. At first, all was so strange but then, week after week, I started to get more confident and, even if a lot there's still to learn, I can say that Blender is today a great and professional 3D package.

In this second episode, I made I also used dynamic paint to simulate the trail that the yo-yo left on the snow while rolling down the slope.

Even if I love to build rigs from scratch, this time I used RIGGIFY to animate the Robot and it worked quite well. For the yo-yo, was interesting, switch between traditional animation and rigid body simulation. Rigid body simulation helped very much making the yo-yo movement more natural.

I hope you will enjoy this one.
Have fun :)

About the Author

Stefano Milani

I love 3D animation, VFX, and filmmaking. You can watch my animations on my YouTube channel SottoZen. Thanks for watching!


  1. Bravo! Everything is fine and specially video editing and the huge work on sound effects.
    I can't wait for next episode...

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