Assembly Animation – Blender Tutorial

By TAHUnlmtd

Here are tips on the workflow I use to make assemblies in Blender and animate their assembly/disassembly. I was asked how I align objects and their axes a “perfect” way, this will answer that.

Subject matter:
★ Snap Tool. 00:42 Also Snap Menu when Snap Tool doesn’t work
★ Align Bolts/Screws with holes. 10:46 (detailed) or 13:15 (08:33 download a STL file & import into Blender)
★ Assembly Animation. 16:48 – key frames, dope sheet, f-curve, Copy Rotation & Copy Location Object Constraints

Production Notes:
★ Tutorial Made With Blender 2.70
★ Screenshots Recorded With CamStudio
★ Video Camera: Canon Vixia HF G30 in Cinema Mode, 24fps, 17Mbps, Filter 1
★ Video Microphone: Rode Videomic Pro
★ Final Video Edited in and Rendered with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12.0

Wood Screw Model by Sergio Loeza
https://grabcad.com/library/wood-screw-8

Music (All can be found at Jamendo.com)
“Initial Approaches” by Regis V. Gronoff
“A Lil Sumhin Sumhin” by The Good Lawdz
“When Waves Trying to Catch a Marvel” by Antony Raijekov
“Baladin” by Jean-Pierre Saussac
“Triplexity” by Lise (with LucB)

Thank you for checking this out and let me know if you have questions. ~Jason.