Vault Door

  • July 25, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: cephei
  • License: CC-BY
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This is a simple vault door, a one you'd find in a bank vault.

The door is fully animated. It has two locks, one controlling the dead-bolts inside and one controlling the smaller lock outside. Once you open the file, simply start animation to see the door in action. Or, alternatively, there are three empty objects immediately to the left of the door which control the opening of the door and two locks. The empties are labeled for your convenience. Simply rotate them along Z-axis to engage locks and open door. The animations are created using drivers and shape-keys.

The door is still low poly with subsurf modifier on it, so it can be used for a game or similar project. All the objects that have radial symmetry are created using arrays and empties as offsets, therefore making it easily editable. The lighting and material setup is created for Cycles rendering.


  • mobyfreerunner profile picture

    This is amazing! THANKS XD

    Edited July 27, 2013
  • cephei profile picture

    Anytime! :)

    Written July 29, 2013
  • Jay3em profile picture

    Nice i like the metallic material.

    Edited August 04, 2013
  • NovaNetInc profile picture

    cool the live preview dosent work

    Edited August 16, 2013
  • cephei profile picture

    Thanks! Are you sure it doesn't work? Works for me. Maybe sketchfab was down when you tried?

    Written August 20, 2013
  • ShaneSmith profile picture

    I created a short animation and attributed here: Thank you so much for sharing a great model, including the animation!

    Edited October 12, 2013
  • cephei profile picture

    That is awesome! It's great to see my model come to life. That's why I published it here in the first place:) Great video, thanks for sharing.

    Written October 13, 2013
  • theazariah profile picture

    I can't get this to work. Hitting play moves the rig controls, but the model doesn't respond at all. When I try to pull it into Unity there are weird bars that are scaled funny too. Am I running into version problems or something?

    Edited November 14, 2013
  • theazariah profile picture

    I got it fixed. There was a blender error I wasn't seeing at the top. When I switched to the 'trusted engine' or whatever it totally fixed it. Great model/anim!

    Edited November 15, 2013
  • weasel365 profile picture

    i do not understand how to get the animation on the door to work please help.

    Edited January 04, 2014
  • cephei profile picture

    Could it be the same problem that theazariah is having above? This is animated using drivers, which are basically python expressions, and newer version of blender seems to have it disabled by default now. Check if you have any errors displayed on top when you load the file and try enabling auto execution in blender user preferences under "File".

    Written January 07, 2014
  • THEGREATONE profile picture

    The body is fine , but how did you make a movie of the whole thing in cycles its very slow for me ....any ideas

    Written July 23, 2014
  • xpatrick profile picture

    great work dude :D

    Written September 21, 2014
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    Thanks for providing this blend! I used it in the 3D music video that I created, The Problem with Friends:

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    Cool stuff, When i switch to Blender engine and render its not visible anymore not sure whats the problem

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