Tiger Tank Rig Staff Pick

  • April 22, 2013
  • 7,867 Downloads
  • 25 Likes
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: Heinzelnisse
  • License: CC-BY
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Description:

Rigged Pz.Kpfw VI Ausf.E Tiger, hope you like it

The track movement+tank "wobbling" is generated from a simple start/stop point. The tracks/wheels are controlled with drivers, and the caterpillar "weight" is a simple cloth simulation. You can also control the kugelblende, rotate the turret/8,8 mm Cannon(+a optional auto aim point for easy aim control) Rotating the tank is still quite buggy, but i'm finished with this project for now so I'm not going to fix it:)

Got a "black" render problem?

Try to update the material nodes; select the material that renders black, then try to delete one of the node connections and then reconnect it. Do it with all the materials that renders black, that should fix the black material problem:)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk4BmCQCLmI

I created a full scene with the Pz.Kpfw VI Ausf.E Tiger before I decided the to post the main model on blendswap, here is the link to deviantart:

http://mrheinzelnisse.deviantart.com/art/Tiger-Tank-349395333

Comments:

  • starbucksjerk1 profile picture
    starbucksjerk1

    beautifully textured! u did everything right. specularity and occlusion on the tank is perfect

    Edited April 22, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Edited April 23, 2013
  • starbucksjerk1 profile picture
    starbucksjerk1

    no prob. you got talent. best model on blender i ever made was of the bat mobile. i work with Houdini fx and 3ds max now. Do u make videos

    Written April 23, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:p I haven't really been focused on making videos lately, so my main fokus have been on 3D wallpapers/photos. Her is my youtube/deviantart channel if your interested:) http://www.youtube.com/user/MrHeinzelnisse http://mrheinzelnisse.deviantart.com/

    Written April 24, 2013
  • birddog profile picture
    birddog

    Very Impressive! Is Germany tank?

    Written April 24, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Yes, the mighty Pz.Kpfw VI Ausf.E (Tiger). A 56,9 tonnes monster on wheels:)

    Written April 24, 2013
  • blender21311 profile picture
    blender21311

    thanck you very much for this rig , I try to do it lot of time but without succes , I use shirnkwarp ,empty tto detect ground but the tank body still fixe , thx

    Written April 27, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    You're Welcome:)

    Written April 27, 2013
  • USMCplayer profile picture
    USMCplayer

    cool nice. thanks

    Written April 28, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    :)

    Written May 05, 2013
  • Sandman3582 profile picture
    Sandman3582

    this is awesome

    Written May 14, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:3

    Written May 15, 2013
  • newman174 profile picture
    newman174

    Big thanks

    Written May 21, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    You're Welcome;)

    Written May 21, 2013
  • RenderedHistory profile picture
    RenderedHistory

    thats perfect!!!

    Written May 29, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Written May 29, 2013
  • cgcookie profile picture
    cgcookie

    Very, very nice! One thing to note on the license. In the INFO text you say "FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES ONLY", however the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license allows commercial use with attribution.

    If you don't want commercial use then you'll need to modify the license. The CC BY-NC is the no commercial version.

    Edited May 30, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:) One question, how to I modify the license?

    Written May 31, 2013
  • sony007eat profile picture
    sony007eat

    The only licenses aloud on BlendSwap are commercial use licenses. You would have to use another website to have a non-commercial license.

    Written May 31, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:) I don't think I'm going to change the licence after all, since it isn't built in the blendswap "system". But thanks anyway:)

    Written May 31, 2013
  • gaztec profile picture
    gaztec

    Very nice, thanks

    Written May 31, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    You're Welcome:3

    Written May 31, 2013
  • Mimik profile picture
    Mimik

    This is awesome! I was working on the same tank but different version. I had done it so complex that the texturing was impossible! This model is perfect, you've got talent!

    Written May 31, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Written May 31, 2013
  • duhe2013 profile picture
    duhe2013

    Thanks for your sharing !!!It is very great!!!

    Written May 31, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:p

    Written May 31, 2013
  • sonoide profile picture
    sonoide

    genial. garcais!

    Written May 31, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Written May 31, 2013
  • gamemaster257 profile picture
    gamemaster257

    I was immediately inclined to make this when I noticed that it had a nice wobble sim: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/161404314/tiger-twist.gif

    Also I was wondering how to change what ground it collides with. It only seems to want to collide with the ground that comes with the file, and I'm sort of a blender noob so I'm not sure where to look.

    Written June 03, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    dat gif:) hahaha:p If you go to layer_8: then you will will find all the empties thats controlling the ground colliding for each wheel. If you lock closer you will see that the empties have a "Shrinkwrap Constraint", the "Shrinkwrap Constraint" is targeted to the "Ground" object. This allows the tank wheels to interact with the ground. You could always change the target object, or add a new "Shrinkwrap Constraint" to allow it to collide with additional objects:)

    Written June 04, 2013
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture
    ChrisKuhn

    Outstanding work. Seriously.

    Written June 11, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Written June 12, 2013
  • MacGamerFR profile picture
    MacGamerFR

    Great Amazing work ! Is That Possible to use your work for another Tank Model ? I'm like a noob on Blender, but I have the base of a tank ( French FCM 50t ) I'm working on when I have time, which can take the wheels and the tracks.

    Written June 11, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:3 Just use the model, but remember to leave credits if you copy something directly from the it:)

    Edited June 12, 2013
  • MacGamerFR profile picture
    MacGamerFR

    No problems ;) Have you done this alone, or with a tuto ? Can you teach me about the rig ? :)

    Written June 13, 2013
  • MacGamerFR profile picture
    MacGamerFR

    Just one question : Is this Tank can be played in Blender Game mode ?

    Written June 13, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    nope

    Written June 16, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Ive done it alone, with no tutorial:) Its actually not that complicated The empties is interacting to the ground with a simple modifier. Each empty controls a point of the beizer curve, witch the track is attached to. The cloth simulation is also controlling the curve, by adding empties witch is hooked to each vertex on the cloth simulation. I used lots of hook modifiers to attach each curve-point to the empties. The "wobbling" is generated with a simple cloth simulation. The box is wobbling when the tank accelerates(I made simulation it quite stiff). I also made three empties to make the chassis follow the ground. I used drivers to make all the wheels and the tracks to rotate at the same speed when the tank is moved. Hope this helps:)

    Written June 16, 2013
  • Lomar profile picture
    Lomar

    Great model, and with working tread AND suspension! Couldn't ask for better! Thanks for sharing.

    Written August 20, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:3

    Written August 20, 2013
  • Phibes profile picture
    Phibes

    thanks! saved my day :)

    Written August 23, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    You're welcome:)

    Written August 23, 2013
  • phillo76 profile picture
    phillo76

    very, very, very nice model... great job! if you are a german too: ein hammer model. haste wirklich super gemacht. selten so ein schönes blendfile gesehen. daumen hoch! großartig! fantastisch! weiter so!

    Written December 10, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Tanks:) I'm actually from Norway but I've studied the German language in school, so I did understand quite much of what you said:) Nochmal vielen dank:3

    Written December 14, 2013
  • Tux98 profile picture
    Tux98

    Thanks (or prehaps tanks :) for this great model I made a test vfx video using it you can watch it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2u6BfbdPSY

    Written December 20, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks^^ nice video:p

    Written January 17, 2014
  • ArkadiuszKasprzyk profile picture
    ArkadiuszKasprzyk

    Amazing work man. I think your blend is the best on this site.

    Written December 30, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks^^

    Written January 17, 2014
  • KikomoSupro profile picture
    KikomoSupro

    Excellent! Just one question. Even after freeing bake on layer 3, the body of the tank still goes in one direction and doesn't react to the ground even while the tracks do. I think it is keyframing location but I am not sure.

    Written June 19, 2014
  • SwapaGG profile picture
    SwapaGG

    Go-oo-d job! I'm glad for you talent ! For future: create two version -- Blender internal(GLSL) and Cycles.(And Hi and Low poly(fot quik testing). PS.And interior:))))) PSS. And CC-0

    Written June 22, 2014
  • Mork82 profile picture
    Mork82

    Muy BUeno!!!

    Written September 24, 2014
  • Alittera profile picture
    Alittera

    Great! Bravo :)

    Written October 05, 2014
  • viendalmare profile picture
    viendalmare

    Very good work! Thxxx

    Written October 07, 2014
  • CommanderCrout profile picture
    CommanderCrout

    Awesome!!!

    Written October 20, 2014
  • hughlloyd profile picture
    hughlloyd

    how do u do your textures

    Written December 12, 2014
  • blamagenkind profile picture
    blamagenkind

    That's amazing!! Where did you get your references? I'm kinda new to 3D modeling and I'm trying to model a tank too for school, but I can't find blueprints with measurements and detailed parts.

    Written December 29, 2014
  • SilverHead profile picture
    SilverHead

    great work gj

    Written March 17, 2015
  • agentfilip1 profile picture
    agentfilip1

    Amazing, amazing model!!! Thanks :)

    But I have on problem, when trying to animate, the tanks body is always fixed in position. How can I fix this? Thx :)

    Written May 07, 2015
  • LUANMASTER123 profile picture
    LUANMASTER123

    awesome very good

    Written July 13, 2015
  • ElPolloLoco6498 profile picture
    ElPolloLoco6498

    Very nice work ! :D thanks

    Written July 25, 2015
  • RedPandaModeler profile picture
    RedPandaModeler

    This is awesome im working on my own 3D Tank animation but I have no Idea how you did this. Is there any way youll make a tutorial I feel like it would really help me.

    Written August 28, 2015
  • bardez32 profile picture
    bardez32

    Pretty cool!

    Written September 09, 2015
  • Deathdasaur profile picture
    Deathdasaur

    great work! but when i free bakes the tank body is offset from the tracks can anyone help me out?

    Written December 04, 2015
  • clausbohm profile picture
    clausbohm

    This is so good I would pay for a tutorial on this scene, modeling, textures and animation, FANTASTIC!!!!!

    Written January 14, 2016
  • phgym profile picture
    phgym

    It's great!! How do you rigged it? Plz tell me.

    Written February 14, 2016
  • Tsaha profile picture
    Tsaha

    Cool!!! I guess, I'll be trying some VFX footage on it!

    Written March 04, 2016
  • AndromedaNebulaGroup profile picture
    AndromedaNebulaGroup

    heavy!

    Written March 15, 2016
  • vfxderp profile picture
    vfxderp

    I am a newb at Blender. I was wondering if you could show me a way to grab the whole tank and move it because when I try to move it I have to move each piece and im getting frustrated!

    Written April 10, 2016
  • praveensvsrk profile picture
    praveensvsrk

    A dollars worth model! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Written April 19, 2016
  • lozy09 profile picture
    lozy09

    Great Rig

    Written May 31, 2016
  • demian45 profile picture
    demian45

    muy buen modelado amigo tienes talento

    Written October 04, 2016
  • alexanders916 profile picture
    alexanders916

    My tank's color is violet, the whole tank. You can't see any textures, just violet. Does somebody know , what I have to do? -> I had to unpack the textures in the folder, great model!

    Edited October 14, 2016
  • rombout profile picture
    rombout

    Wow how very generous of you to share this excellent looking model! Curious how you made that rig an all

    Written November 01, 2016
  • NoobBlaster profile picture
    NoobBlaster

    Wow!!!!!!

    Written November 14, 2016
  • rems64 profile picture
    rems64

    It's a good work ! Famous

    Written February 21, 2018
  • liweinan profile picture
    liweinan

    good job!

    Written May 25, 2018
  • DEADSHOT27 profile picture
    DEADSHOT27

    AWESOME WORK KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK LOVE IT THANKS

    Written September 16, 2018
  • shadyspg profile picture
    shadyspg

    I cant get it to work, it is in html format

    Written November 16, 2018
  • godfather2010 profile picture
    godfather2010

    Hi, How did you made the motion at the end of the animation and how does the 3 empties makes the chassis follow the ground, by simply parenting it, doesent work.

    Written December 15, 2019
  • Another Parasite profile picture
    Another Parasite

    Thanks for your file! I tried to implement the animation through the Rigid body, but for some reason it does not work out, it seems that it does not work (

    Written July 16, 2020