Tank Treads (Rigged) Staff Pick

  • August 26, 2014
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: ChrisKuhn
  • License: CC-BY-NC-SA
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A set of rigged tank tracks (and a low-poly vehicle to go with them). The rigging is done using vertex parenting, constraints, and a Curve modifier. To use the rig, simply drag/rotate the master parent (cube).

This was created for a tutorial on CGCookie.com:

Tutorial Link

NOTE: This model is released CC-BY-NC-SA; it's intended for educational use and may not be used commercially without prior approval from CGCookie.com.


  • Spectarion profile picture

    Can this be used in Unity?

    Written August 26, 2014
  • BsDev profile picture

    No, since it uses a curve modifier, as well as vertex parenting, which is not supported in Unity3D.

    Written August 26, 2014
  • eracoon profile picture

    How would one make something like this unity i wonder?

    Written August 29, 2014
  • BlueyG profile picture

    i know it's way late reply, but i just saw this rig and maybe people could use some help. since its just one-way animation, you can bake frame-by-frame until it has awesome loop (dont overkill by 360 rotation, just one track overlapping another is enough to trick the eye) and use it. for different speeds, increase or reduce rotation rate, export and blend animations inside game engine.

    Written September 16, 2015
  • TowerCG profile picture

    If I had half a brain, I'd Download this...... But, I don't have a brain, sooooooo...... I should download it and study it, but I'm too lazy :| Anyway, I watched the teaser for this, and needless to say, I drooled a little nit XD LOL! Seemed like a fantastic tutorial! Keep up the great work! :D

    Written August 26, 2014
  • JDHaller profile picture

    Excellent learning value . Great work Thanks for sharing... :)

    Written August 26, 2014
  • Mork82 profile picture

    OK excelent!!

    Written October 19, 2014
  • KrySoar profile picture

    broken link ,could you fix that please ?

    Written October 31, 2016
  • Andreax81 profile picture

    Z rotation for 360 cause error of track direction ... this error is not good...

    Written April 30, 2018
  • akira22 profile picture


    Written July 05, 2019