Rigging the Gyrocopter

Hi guys,

My first video tutorial is up. It’s about rigging BlenderCookie’s gyrocopter, specifically the landing gear, but obviously the concepts should be transferable to any kind of mechanical rigging you may be interested in doing.

Blog post: http://faxonblender.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/tutorial-rigging-the-gyrocopter-part-i/

Direct link to vimeo if you don’t care about the blog post :stuck_out_tongue: http://vimeo.com/25830736

Let me know what you guys think!

This is only part I, as in part II I will show you how to use Spline IK to rig the piston hoses. That is if I figure out how of course :smiley: so hopefully next week I’ll update this thread with that.

Nice. Thanks!

Can’t wait for part 2.

good tut. .

Thank you for the feedback! Sorry for the delay, Part II has been out for a while but I forgot to post it here before a short vacation. This time it’s about how to set up Spline IK to rig things like hoses and ropes.

Blog post: https://faxonblender.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/tutorial-rigging-the-gyrocopter-part-ii/

Direct link to vimeo if you don’t care about the blog post :stuck_out_tongue: http://vimeo.com/26373177

I hope you find it useful!