Fully rigged Skateboard Staff Pick

  • May 01, 2015
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: swift502
  • License: CC-BY
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The main goal was simplicity, you have one controller for general motion of the board, one for additional rotations (very useful when animating tricks), and two controllers for bending the board, which is necessary when you try to animate skating realistically.

The skeleton has "OnGround" custom property, when animating tricks, set this to zero, otherwise the rig will not work properly. Also the ground plane needs to be called "Ground". Such plane is included in .blend


Clean topology, decent amount of detail (~6500 faces without subsurf modifiers), board.png contains texture for the main piece of board, if you want custom deck graphics just edit this image

Made for fun, and for the love of THPS game series :)


  • Shadahan profile picture

    awesome =D great work

    Edited May 04, 2015
  • bccchris profile picture

    it's so fun and excellent! congratulation! awsome!

    Written May 18, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    Thanks, means a lot, hope someone finds a use for it :)

    Edited May 18, 2015
  • botch161598 profile picture

    i could use it for a intro but yea it reminds me of the animation from the game skate 3 or tony hawks project8 . but yea its a really good animation the demo was spectacular i hope you do more work with blender and make more amazing things

    Written May 30, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    Yea you're right, Project 8 has a nice slow-mo animation in the beginning, it kinda inspired me.

    Written May 30, 2015
  • botch161598 profile picture

    i just 're-got' the game tony hawks project 8 and its a bit better than i remember it but the charaters looked a bit too 'cartoonie' but they really improved the charater looks in tony hawks proving ground which is what your blend looks like sigh the good ol games (terrible joke =/ )

    Written May 30, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    I really wish I get to play the proving grounds one day, It's the last Tony Hawks game with the core Neversoft gameplay, and I think it's great in all aspects. I find it incredible that Neversoft managed to roll out new game every year on countless platforms.I bet nobody would have complained about Valve times. We can only blame activision for putting that much pressure on the development.


    Just listen to the guy: "so many new story lĂ­nes, mechanics, this year's better than last year...". Too bad Skate came out and Activision ditched the whole series.

    Written May 30, 2015
  • botch161598 profile picture

    skate was pretty good but when i was addicted to the tony hawk ctrls i tryed playing skate it was all diff now when i try to play tony hawk its hard to do stuff its kinda sad

    Written May 30, 2015
  • botch161598 profile picture

    but anyway do you possibly know how to make a intro?

    Written May 30, 2015
  • botch161598 profile picture

    and how did u make that outro

    Written May 30, 2015
  • Aakash163 profile picture

    can u guys provide us with the human model in the video pls

    Written June 14, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    A year ago I ripped Neville and Luna from the Harry Potter Order Of The Phoenix PC game... Here's a download.

    The guy used in the video is Neville. However The game is like 2005, so the quality isn't that good, and so I changed the texture a bit (tell me if you want it, you can't download it anywhere), and I gave him new shoes(also mine) because the focus was mainly on his feet.

    Edited June 14, 2015
  • 100sons profile picture

    will definetly use it to animate some tricks! thanks !

    Written March 07, 2016
  • AJ200 profile picture

    Thank you so much! have been looking for a rigged skateboard all over

    Written October 21, 2016
  • swift502 profile picture

    Thanks. If you make something cool with it, let me know.

    Also, if you want to animate tricks with multiple rotations you may want to add more rotation bones. Just something I found out later when I was making this animation.

    Written October 22, 2016
  • jimber90 profile picture

    Truly awesome!

    Written October 27, 2016
  • AJ200 profile picture

    This is an amazing model!

    Written January 10, 2017
  • UserLenki profile picture

    Awesome model? Totally worth it.

    Written April 11, 2018
  • StoneLegacy profile picture

    This is awesome. Thanx so much for it.

    I'd like to ask: Is it possible to transfer this rig to another model (eg one that I made myself)?

    Written September 13, 2018
  • Arachne profile picture

    As a skater, That Animation is beautiful, Very nice job on it, Very smooth and looks amazing! Also Very nice model!

    Written January 20, 2019
  • matiss100 profile picture

    The download is just a HTML file. How do I download the real file?

    Written April 28, 2019
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    Written July 05, 2019
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    Written August 06, 2019
  • themaryjaneone profile picture

    Hi guys, any idea why i cant seem to seethe textures in blender? im new to this world :) thanks in advance

    Written November 06, 2019
  • swift502 profile picture

    Are you using Blender 2.8? This blend was made with 2.79.

    Written November 11, 2019
  • RyanSplendorr profile picture

    Love this model. Coming over to Blender 2.8 fresh from Maya experience years ago, so the textures are broken. but the rig is solid and fun to play with :)

    Written November 26, 2019
  • rage profile picture

    I would love to script this in the game engine.

    Written January 19, 2020
  • animakozak profile picture

    Might be doing something wrong, but say I want to animate a kick flip, when trying to spin it on Y axis 360, somewhere at 180 it snaps to the ground. Do you need to animate influence as a workaround, or am I missing something? If the former, which bone's property influence should suffice?

    Written March 26, 2020
  • goyeruu profile picture

    i cant see the textures and im using blender 2.79, any ideas why?

    Written September 12, 2020
  • juanxtrarice profile picture

    Thanks for this rig! I like the bendiness and stretchiness. But same here, no textures. I'm using blender 2.82. I hope somebody can figure it out.

    Written September 15, 2020
  • NEEEDASSETS profile picture

    can i use this in unity?

    Written May 25, 2021
  • optimusenergy profile picture

    you can export it to unity. i when my brother was making a game in unity he made the models in blender and exported them to unity because unity is not easy to model

    Written November 01, 2021