rigging and animating a simple game character with blender


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blender version: 2.41
tutorial version: april 12th, 2006
skill level: beginner
(screen resolution 1280x1024 recommended!)

m_gs

getting started

m_ma

preparing the mesh & building the armature

preparing the mesh - flash animation ~ 1mb
building the armature - flash animation ~ 3.5mb
m_wc

weight painting & setting up constraints

weight painting - flash animation ~ 3.5mb
setting up constraints - flash animation ~ 3.5mb
m_wc

animating a walk cycle

animating a walk cycle - flash animation ~ 7.5mb
end result: walkcycle.avi - divx ~ 260kb
m_e exporting to mdl7 format - flash animation ~ 2.5mb
the exporter can be downloaded here: export_3dgs_mdl7.py ~ 50kb
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