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How to animate / enhanced a simple carousel


seemon2 writes:


I like to share a tutorial on how to animate / enhanced a simple Theme Park's Carousel. Tutorial files is provided to speed up learning for beginners.


  • 00:20:00 Obtain a basic 3D Carousel model
  • 03:21:00 Enhanced a carousel horse: 1. Using UV Mapping of a horse pose picture
  • 08:04:00 Create your own carousel horse: 2. Rig a 3D horse and pose
  • 16:44:00 Enhanced Carousel's roof
  • 22:24:00 Enhanced roof panels
  • 30:45:00 Enhanced others - lower panels, floor board /ground
  • 34:54:00 Add a fence around Carousel with 2 entrances
  • 39:23:00 Method1: Animate Carousel horses - with existing objects
  • 52:07:00 Method2: Animate Carousel horses with flexible design options

    This Carousel model is part of a larger virtual Theme Park with rides, in support of a music video.

Any specific interest on similar tutorial for other amusement rides, please let me know.

About the Author

seemon zhang

Hi .. My hobby now is video editing and 3D related scene making. I had started this >16 months now on Blender and hope to contribute a little of what I learnt from this vast community as a return to what I had learn on those great and free tutorial around Blender use. I have a youtube video site that post everything (almost everything) I had learnt on Blender and relevant tools like GIMP, Inkscape, etc .. but had only started voice over/video tutorial recently. Appreciate feedback how I can make my tutorial easier to follow as it is not the same with other much better online tutorial. My youtube site: Hope to continue to contribute where time permits .. as I am still working.

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