Colorable Bus (Rigged) Fan Art Staff Pick

  • October 29, 2015
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: swift502
  • License: CC-BY
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Karosa C734, Czech bus, and I fell in love with it. So I made it for fun. (Preview video)

Fan art reference

Fairly detailed model, but nothing high-poly. It can be viewed real-time with no subsurf modifiers still offering good amount of detail. Even possible to use in games, as all the textures are baked.

  • 23 separate textures
  • ~27000 tris, ~14000 faces
  • Fully colorable (change the colors of the Paint_Color and Seat_Color materials)
  • Ready to be painted (use the TexPaint texture to paint on the bus, the texture slots are disabled by default on both Paint_White and Paint_Color)



  • Using the rig requires certain level of knowledge of Blender.
  • The rig is intended for use on FLAT SURFACES. It is possible to work with slight height differences, as I showed in my animation. However the physics usually go crazy, and then it requires lots of hand animation and troubleshooting. Use the rig on uneven/bumpy surfaces only at your own risk.

  • Edit the "Path" curve to represent the path you want the vehicle to take

  • Make sure your ground plane is a passive rigid body.
  • Make sure that the path never goes below the ground.
  • Animate the path Evaluation time
  • Bake Rigid body physics
  • Animate the bus tilting by animating the "Armature" bones
  • The "Armature" has 3 custom properties. 2 for animating the doors, and one for the wheels' rotation speed called Wheel_Speed. Wheel_Speed is a constant. It's dependent on the path's lenght, so it'll be different for every animation. You'll need to tweak it so that the wheels' rotation corresponds to the distance they travel.


  • hadiczech profile picture

    Nice! This one used to take me to school, when i was much younger... Thanks

    Edited October 31, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    That's really cool, glad you like it :)

    Written October 31, 2015
  • tjeb profile picture

    The video looks great. (I've been a busdriver for a couple of years.) I probably would pay money for this, but it is not really a 'style' what you see in my country.

    Written October 31, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    Thanks a lot.

    Written October 31, 2015
  • shadewartank profile picture

    I would've bought this if you sold them as a pack containing atleast 3 different bus designs(Under 40$).

    Edited October 31, 2015
  • zimnymisiu profile picture

    Absolutely masterpiece! and if you would say, you made it with CATIA, then I could ... believe it :) BTW: when watching the movie - I guess, google car technology still needs some more work ;) Your donation encouraged me also to get back to my old bus project, which I abandoned five years ago. I will try to finish it soon (not much work to do) and share it with the community.

    Would I pay for such a project? Well, if would be inactive ...

    Written November 06, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to your project. There aren't that many buses on Blend Swap, so I bet everyone will appreciate it. :)

    Written November 06, 2015
  • MiriamAHoyt profile picture

    I think you could sell this with some more fine-tuning of the rig and physics, and also the seats inside look a bit flat (although that might just be me; the buses I've seen where I live are a bit different.) But the quality is good enough to justify selling it--I just think people would be more likely to buy it with some small tweaks for realism.

    Edited November 09, 2015
  • MartinVV profile picture

    Is this thing game raedy? (baked?) If it is, I think people would buy it (25$ or something).

    Written November 15, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    Ok, thanks. Yea it is baked (AO and other stuff). I'm used to real-time rendering, which is probably a really bad habit, if I wanted to make something a bit more realistic.

    Written November 16, 2015
  • Druid_CZ profile picture

    Ooo... Right to my childhood! :D Amazing model!

    Written November 19, 2015
  • JohnsonMartin profile picture

    Yeah, I'd sell it if I made it. Anything that people buy is good enough to sell. So if you make no money, maybe it's not ready to sell or there is no market for it. If it does sell, then BAM! It's good enough!

    I've made a few hundred dollars on the Blender Market myself.

    Written November 26, 2015
  • tw79 profile picture

    Currently using custom properties for animations means it does not support linking and animations (when you create a proxy of the armature it only updates bones). A better solution is to add bones in the armature and animate them.

    Written November 27, 2015
  • swift502 profile picture

    Well, ok, didn't know that. It makes sense, supposing people will want to link the blend to their existing projects. Though it sounds a bit more time consuming to animate bones and base all the drivers on physical values (bones' location etc.), I guess it's worth it.

    I'll do in future projects.Thanks. :)

    Written November 28, 2015
  • MoraHannover profile picture

    Awesome One (y)

    Written January 02, 2016
  • fridy77 profile picture

    awesome model and fantastic animation!

    Written January 14, 2016
  • Euden profile picture

    Any chance you could do this bus? I'd love to see it!:

    Written February 09, 2016
  • swift502 profile picture

    Lol, maybe if it was for the charity donation thing. But otherwise, I don't really have the time.

    Written February 09, 2016
  • 1DInc profile picture

    A very nice model! Looking gorgeous)

    Written July 04, 2016
  • 1DInc profile picture

    Just. For. Sure. The main law of sales - model will be sold if it is hardly needed. And then price is not matter.

    Look at this. It was sold

    Written July 20, 2016
  • akira22 profile picture

    nicee!! thanks!!!

    Written February 12, 2017
  • Jostiuk profile picture

    Is it okay if I use this in a youtube video? I wanna make a little test with the bus being chased by police cars through a city, crashes and stuff...

    Written October 07, 2017
  • swift502 profile picture


    You don't need to ask. Just look at the license. I published this under CC-BY, so you just need to me credit me for the model, but you can do whatever you want with it.

    Definitely link me the finished video when you're done though! I'd love to see it. :)

    Written October 07, 2017
  • FoxGAMING profile picture

    Could I use it in a game I'm making? I'm crediting everything in the credits.

    Written July 29, 2018
  • jurassichma profile picture

    its amazing!

    Written May 30, 2019
  • estrellita80 profile picture


    Written July 26, 2020
  • physiclad profile picture

    physics based rigs are the best I have tried rigging cars with the tank rig method but failed now I can finally learn how to do it the proper way

    Written September 02, 2020
  • me profile picture

    the rig is pretty confusing I animated evaluation time but it keeps glitching like moving around everywhere I even tried baking rigid body

    Written September 12, 2020