Advanced Industrial Robot Rig V1.1 Staff Pick

  • August 19, 2011
  • 1 Like
  • Blender 2.5x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: sky_D
  • License: CC-BY-SA
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Easy to use advanced IK rig setups

for an 6-axis industrial robot

Use the setup to apply to your own robot model(s)

Layer 1: Legacy IK solver rig

Layer 2: iTaSC IK solver rig

Layer 3: Custom bone shapes

Layer 4: typical industrial robot programming modes with bezier curve example

(front view)

Legacy IK solver advantage: custom bone rotations possible within IK chain

iTaSC IK solver advantage: smoother axis rotations

100 frame example animation incl.

Rig setup and instruction:

IK chain bones: turret, arm1,

arm2, arm3, arm4, ik (bone layer 2)

FK bones: welding

Key the empty location to

move 6-axis robot

Key if required the welding bone

IPO curve: use linear interpolation for realistic robot movement


  • poifox profile picture

    Did the edit feature work fine?

    Written August 20, 2011
  • curt profile picture

    This is really great - but when i click on the second layer (orange dot) blender crashes. The animation works except can not see the robot - only the arrows and the welding tip.

    Using blender 2.63a Thinkpad T42 Laptop

    best -curt

    Edited July 06, 2012