Pumping Memory,Easy-use! Fully functional, rigged Machine Staff Pick

  • February 25, 2013
  • 3,302 Downloads
  • 7 Likes
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: Ristridyn
  • License: CC-BY
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Description:

Heya Blendswappers,

A demo reel of the project that I will share with you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7U-SS8wIGaw

Here a little thing I would like to share with the community. A fully functional easy-to-use-and-animate machine I build for a schoolproject. The entire machine is controlled by 1 single object(the rest will follow with the constrains I added) so it's really easy to animate it since you only need 2 keyframes.

The machine is set-up for cycles render engine and I build-in a simple turntable animation for you to study the effect.

In the file you'll find further instructions.

Have fun! and please give credit if you plan on reusing this project.

A tutorial people requested on the constraints I used on this machine:

Blender 2.66 Gear rigging tutorial constraints and 1 machine controler.

And Another requested tutorial on the Pumpjack:

Blender 2.66 How to rig a pumpjack oilpump.

Comments:

  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    Awesome machine, awesome demo reel. Very professional looking.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Edited February 25, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    No problem, I am glad you enjoyed it :D Have fun with the model ;)

    Edited February 25, 2013
  • FayZee profile picture
    FayZee

    This should make Staff Picks.

    Edited February 25, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    I doubt that, but thanks :P

    Edited February 26, 2013
  • matthewinglis profile picture
    matthewinglis

    Yeah I agree! This is a very good model and animation!

    Edited August 05, 2013
  • TowerCG profile picture
    TowerCG

    Wow, I would have said that, but it appears I'm too late! I found out about this when I saw the tutorial, not the other way around! :D

    Written April 12, 2014
  • Small Troll profile picture
    Small Troll

    your demo link doesnt seem to work

    Written February 25, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    Yeah I'm new to this website.. well not new bu I didn't upload anything since the site changed. Seemed you have to insert links that go outside Blendswap in a different way. It all seems to work now. Thanks for the comment :)

    Written February 26, 2013
  • Safetyman_Vile profile picture
    Safetyman_Vile

    Just copy and paste the link as displayed on the page. I'm going to have to have a close look at this. Thanks for sharing.

    Written February 25, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    Thanks for helping him out :) and thanks for the comment I fixed the link so it should all work properly now. Have fun Blendering! :D

    Written February 26, 2013
  • Mr_Lamppost profile picture
    Mr_Lamppost

    This is brilliant all those moving parts that look like they are really doing something :)

    I'll need to have a proper look at the way you've set up the animation when I get a chance.

    Edited February 25, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    Thanks, yeah I really wanted the machine to look like more then just a random collection of gears and pipes. in my mind all parts of the machine have their own use. you've got the pump obviously, then it goes into a pressurizer, next to a refinery and then it get pumped out of the machine using the big pipes :) Have fun with the model!

    Written February 26, 2013
  • oldtimer profile picture
    oldtimer

    It is really fabulous. I'm going to be busy theses next days looking into your marvelous design. I appreciate your letting us sharing it.

    Edited February 25, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    No problem, have fun with it :D

    Written February 26, 2013
  • mofx profile picture
    mofx

    Great model, I've fixed the video and also added to Staff Picks. Cheers!

    Written February 26, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    No way! Thanks a lot, never thought it would make the staff picks... :P Thanks!

    Edited February 26, 2013
  • BlenderB profile picture
    BlenderB

    Oh hell I could do that. Tommy come here and hold my beer. =)

    Written February 26, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    [holding Blenderb's beer]....

    Edited February 26, 2013
  • bumpy23 profile picture
    bumpy23

    Great work. I've downloaded and will attempt to apply your control technique to a video I'm working on.

    Written February 27, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    I wish you the best of luck with your project :) I am glad this can be of use to you

    Written March 01, 2013
  • gaztec profile picture
    gaztec

    Very nice, looks like great fun to play with. lots to learn from this. thanks

    Written March 01, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    If it's knowledge you seek, check out my youtube tutorials on the constraints, rig's and animation-tools used (see description for links) ;) I am glad you liked it :)

    Edited March 01, 2013
  • oceanarts profile picture
    oceanarts

    Excellent work! I might find a use for this. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Edited March 01, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    No problem! Enjoy the model ;)

    Edited March 01, 2013
  • Rocz3D profile picture
    Rocz3D

    Great model/rig. Demo vid and tutorials are excellent as well!

    Edited March 01, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    Thanks for the compliment :D

    Written March 02, 2013
  • vlad32768 profile picture
    vlad32768

    That's great, but do you know how to rig a V engine, where piston axes are not parallel to x,y or z? I haven't found any V-engine animated in Blender yet.

    Written March 13, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    A V-engine would be rigged the same way as the pumpjack, but you should need to add an empty to control the angle the piston goes it it isn't straight along the x,y, or z axes. but limit it's location along the Z-axes of the empty and rotate the empty to the angle you need.

    Written March 13, 2013
  • vlad32768 profile picture
    vlad32768

    Thanks! I'll try it.

    Written March 24, 2013
  • jpbonno profile picture
    jpbonno

    This was incredible! I havew been truly inspired to continue working with blender because if it. I had Maya in school, and I was slightly resistant to change, but the wonderful people like you and the folks at Blender have made me a convert. Your tutorials were fabulous. I watched them a few times. Now, I have to do something to top this. Won't be easy.

    Thanks Again, Rome Bonno

    Written March 19, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    Dear Rome Bonno, Thanks you so much for your story and compliment. It is very much appreciated. I myself will have to make the switch to Maya since I still have to start my digital education and the college I go to will use Maya as their software of choice XD so kinda ironic isn't it? :P I am glad my tutorials were of help to you and I wish you the best of luck and fun in future-blending.

    Sincerely Ristridyn

    Written March 28, 2013
  • MajorNightmare profile picture
    MajorNightmare

    Too cool. Thank you! Makes me want to texture it and export to Unity... I'll let you know if I do. Cheers

    Written March 30, 2013
  • Ristridyn profile picture
    Ristridyn

    I am glad you liked it, and I would be very interested to see what projects you will undertake with this model. It's free to use just please give credit where its due. Have fun Blending!

    Written April 02, 2013
  • JosiahJack profile picture
    JosiahJack

    WOW!! Best blendswap machine ever!! Thanks a ton for sharing!

    Written April 24, 2013
  • blaze10081984 profile picture
    blaze10081984

    Awesome, im making a pumpjack as a mod for farming sim 2013, this info has helped me some, but i still having trouble, lol

    Written October 23, 2013
  • selegna45 profile picture
    selegna45

    Pfffff! you rocks dude! Hardwork, great machine!

    Written November 12, 2013
  • kagenosihi profile picture
    kagenosihi

    thank you for the rig, i learn so much from this :D

    Written February 26, 2014
  • Benb100 profile picture
    Benb100

    Showreel ziet er erg goed uit. Tutorials erg nuttig !

    Written February 01, 2015
  • JobAglais profile picture
    JobAglais

    Thank you for this, i find it very interesting.

    Written November 04, 2018