Futuristic combat jet Staff Pick

  • April 08, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: 3DHaupt
  • License: CC-BY
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Here is a futuristic combat jet i have designed, modeled, textured, rigged and animated for our game-project.

I inserted control bones for the easy control of the moving parts of the plane,

as you can see in this gif animation.

<img src="http://3dartdh.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/futuristic-combat-jet-gif22.gif?w=480" alt="" width="921" height="614" />

All animations are controlled by only one action, its the same method as i used for the hand model rig.

Armature control:

Select the special shaped bone, hit the S-Key and then move the mouse, to roll the animation.

<img src="" alt="" width="1188" height="930" />

<img src="http://3dartdh.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/how-to-setup-custom-bone-shapes.jpg?w=917" alt="" width="917" height="520" />

Here is a small tutorial about how to setup custom Bone Shapes.

I made this tutorial, because i was asked where to find the arrows with the ball inside :)

<img src="http://3dartdh.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/futuristic-combat-jet-for-blender-2-66a-by-dennish2010-1.jpg?w=917" alt="" width="567" height="567" />

<img src="http://3dartdh.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/futuristic-combat-jet-for-blender-2-66a-by-dennish2010-5.jpg?w=917" alt="" width="568" height="568" />

here is a short demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXC7pTo69w8

<img src="http://3dartdh.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/futuristic-combat-jet-for-blender-2-66a-by-dennish2010-4.jpg?w=917" alt="" width="568" height="568" />

<img src="http://3dartdh.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/futuristic-combat-jet-for-blender-2-66a-by-dennish2010-6.jpg?w=917" alt="" width="566" height="566" />

<img src="http://3dartdh.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/futuristic-combat-jet-for-blender-2-66a-by-dennish2010-2.jpg?w=917" alt="" width="568" height="568" />

<img src="http://3dartdh.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/futuristic-combat-jet-for-blender-2-66a-by-dennish2010-3.jpg?w=917" alt="" width="567" height="567" />

<img src="" alt="" width="1191" height="670" />

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Time lapse video of the creation:

Aircraft work in process part.1

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Aircraft work in process part.11

Looking for a basic color

In game test


  • JoshuaS profile picture

    Wow, cool model and rigging !!

    Edited April 08, 2013
  • Roachman911 profile picture

    Wow! This what should be posted on blendswap. High quality blends like this. Great job. must have taken a while.

    Edited April 09, 2013
  • mofx profile picture

    Beautiful model Dennis, really top notch stuff, I think you and @KuhnIndustries should start collaborating. Anywho thanks for sharing with us.

    Edited April 09, 2013
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture

    Agreed :) Good stuff, right here!

    Edited April 09, 2013
  • oldtimer profile picture

    I guess it took a lot of hours and a creative patient to do this wonderful blend. Congrats a lot.

    Edited April 09, 2013
  • RealTimeBrush profile picture

    Fantastic piece of work top quality model and the rig is spot on.

    Edited April 09, 2013
  • 3DHaupt profile picture

    Many thanks for these nice comments, nice to see you like this :)

    Edited April 10, 2013
  • mofx profile picture

    Please use the message feature for messages like this.

    Written April 15, 2013
  • 3DHaupt profile picture

    Okay, sounds interesting, can you write me a description about your plans and for what I'm used as message like mofx means.

    Written April 15, 2013
  • Boop4000 profile picture

    how do you use the bones to control the animations is there a special mode or tool?

    Written April 18, 2013
  • 3DHaupt profile picture

    There is no special mode or tool just one action, some TrackTo and a lot of Action constraints for the Bones, all possible animations are saved in one action (Aircraft_roll) and the animations are driven by constraints. When you scaling one of those control-bones, the animation will be played for all bones with the action constraints which have been assigned to the control-bone. Check all green bones, i take a while to understand how it works but it is an awesome way to animate.

    Edited April 18, 2013
  • ikbenjegame profile picture

    how do you move the amature bones ??

    Written April 19, 2013
  • ikbenjegame profile picture

    how do you move the amature bones ???????????

    Written April 19, 2013
  • 3DHaupt profile picture

    I move the amature bones with bone-constraints and an action where the animations are saved in (Aircraft_roll).

    Written April 19, 2013
  • goodvsevil1314 profile picture

    I really like how professional your blends look. Great work.

    Edited April 21, 2013
  • 3DHaupt profile picture

    THX :)

    Written April 23, 2013
  • dotrobot profile picture

    is there a way to chainge the background colour from that bluey colour, im chainging the colour in the world settings but it dosent do anything when i render it

    Written April 23, 2013
  • 3DHaupt profile picture

    In this scene is a sun-light with [sky] enabled, select the sun-light and deactivate [sky], the background color you want to use will be rendered correctly.

    Edited April 23, 2013
  • dotrobot profile picture

    thanks thats great

    Written April 23, 2013
  • Nemesis profile picture

    Really good model.

    Written April 25, 2013
  • deiby_ybied profile picture

    One of the best 3D models and seen on this site... :)

    Written May 18, 2013
  • TweetTweetPewPew profile picture

    Hey, look at what Agusta Westland (a British-Italian helicopter company) announced: http://imgur.com/a/pjpHo

    Written June 20, 2013
  • adelk profile picture

    thanks , Beautiful model

    Written September 20, 2013
  • technikFish profile picture

    How to move for example the wings or the engines like in the video?

    Written October 15, 2013
  • 3DHaupt profile picture

    Select the special shaped bone, hit S-Key and then move the mouse. Would be better i write this in the description.

    Written October 16, 2013
  • NarrowEdge profile picture

    Nice! One question though, is there a way to move the whole model at once?

    Edited May 18, 2014
  • 3DHaupt profile picture

    Hi Narrow Edge, I never moved the whole model.

    I tried to move it and have seen what happens, some parts of the jet were not parented.

    Now I have fixed it, I added two empty objects to move the whole model at once.

    Written August 17, 2014
  • Boss429 profile picture

    Nice job, man!!!

    Written August 13, 2014
  • Diomedes246 profile picture

    This is Awesome Man I love it Keep up the good work

    Written February 27, 2016
  • Arsenal19 profile picture

    Great work! love it!

    Written May 07, 2019
  • TheBlenderBender profile picture

    I saw this on hum3d.com but was disapointed because it was not allowed for commericial use. But here I go scrolling through the vehicles and here it is in a CC license! Thank you so much Mr. Haupt!!! I'm going to download this!

    Written July 09, 2019