Helicopter Rig Staff Pick

  • July 18, 2013
  • 887 Downloads
  • 6 Likes
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: Heinzelnisse
  • License: CC-BY
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Description:

I made a animation back in 2012, most of the work went into making the helicopter rig. The rig should work 100% like a real helicopter, I did a lot of tweaking and brain squeezing to make this rig work, so I hope you can have some fun with it:) There is not much to say about the blend file, the rig control is positioned above the main rotors. I dint really name the objects properly when I made it, so just ignore the bad names:) The blend file doesn't contains any traces of the animation, so its only the "duckcopter" in the blend file:3 Video link for the animation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Pu5TFo3iA

Leave a comment if you got something on your mind and happy blending:p

Comments:

  • TheDarkYears profile picture
    TheDarkYears

    I always knew they had a secret life! :3 It looks awesome, how long did it take to render with the water? :o

    Edited July 18, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:) I wrote it in the video instructions on Youtube:p The whole animation was rendered in: 2 days, 22 hours and 15 min (Fluid baking: 6 hours and 6 min)

    Edited July 18, 2013
  • oldtimer profile picture
    oldtimer

    Marvelous work. Using my PC this render would take, aproximately...hmmm...five years as long as everything goes right.

    Written July 18, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    XD thanks:)

    Written July 19, 2013
  • jlnh profile picture
    jlnh

    WOW

    Written July 19, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    :3

    Written July 19, 2013
  • nickbrunner profile picture
    nickbrunner

    Great physics, and great blend! Well done!

    Written July 19, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Written July 19, 2013
  • samirdfini profile picture
    samirdfini

    woooooooooooow man !!!! can you make us a tutorial please this is really exuting

    Written July 19, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:) I'm afraid I have to disappoint you, don't really make tutorials:( You should begin with creating simple rigs, and as your skillz increases you will soon be able to make these rigs on your own. It is not really that hard when you get the hang of it:3

    Written July 19, 2013
  • yazjack profile picture
    yazjack

    Awesome animation, funny too!

    Edited July 20, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:3

    Written July 20, 2013
  • 19 profile picture
    19

    Amazing work! It really makes me want to learn more about rigging :)

    Written July 22, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Written July 23, 2013
  • grahas profile picture
    grahas

    Wow never new animation could look so good

    Written July 23, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks^^

    Written July 23, 2013
  • mik1190 profile picture
    mik1190

    I remember the video, especially the slow motion, well done :)

    Written July 27, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Written August 01, 2013
  • babygoll profile picture
    babygoll

    Amazing animation. :)

    Written July 29, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks;p

    Written August 01, 2013
  • bhoffman330 profile picture
    bhoffman330

    Unless I am mistaken the tail rotor is an anti-torque rotor pushing in the opposite direction to the rotation of the main blade. It is rotating the wrong way for the side that it is on in the video. In real life it would probably be on the other side.The tail rotor also rotates much faster than the main rotor. I love the model though and the rigging of the main rotor.

    Written August 09, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    I think you are right about the rotors, the two small stabilizing blades on top is also wrong if you look at them in the video. They should be flipped 180 degrees:3 I think I corrected them in the .blend file:p Mabye I should have used drivers to control the RPM, this was my first "real" animation so I did a lot of mistakes, thanks for the feedback:)

    Written August 09, 2013
  • Sakrecoer profile picture
    Sakrecoer

    glad someone take this up. I integrated this flying cutey in a music video i am working on (all due credits included of course!). They contrast very well in the .. hrm... "matcho" aspect of the animation:D But i can't find a way to get the rear rotor to spin along with the main one. i'm just starting to get out of my n00b cocoon so i'm probably missing something. but a little hint would be very wellcome! :) GREAT WORK and many thanks however!

    Written October 24, 2013
  • Sakrecoer profile picture
    Sakrecoer

    ha! sometimes one just needs to ask the question to find an answer :) i solved it by applying a copyrotation constraint on the bone connecting the two blade bones, copying the roation of the spinning driver!!!

    Yuhuu!! :D

    I'll notify you (and all the other blendswappers involved) of the result as soon as i'm done (might take a little while)... this is my first try at multi scene video, so don't expect too much :D <3

    CHEERS!

    Written October 24, 2013
  • matthewinglis profile picture
    matthewinglis

    That is so awesome. I love the video! Absolutely love it! :)

    Written August 16, 2013
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    Thanks:)

    Written August 17, 2013
  • Sakrecoer profile picture
    Sakrecoer

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Here is how i used your model :) https://vimeo.com/83261266

    Written January 06, 2014
  • Heinzelnisse profile picture
    Heinzelnisse

    ^^

    Written January 17, 2014
  • Jonas108 profile picture
    Jonas108

    the most secret project of the navy here released on blendswap just like this?

    Written September 29, 2015
  • rapppa profile picture
    rapppa

    realistic graphics, great animation and jaw dropping physics, i lyk the transformation from helicop to duck, qwark qwark!!!! wowwwwwwww

    Written January 18, 2017
  • rapppa profile picture
    rapppa

    u know what sucks about this animation, it took 2 days to render,, amin what the hell... dude you should upgrade to i7 intel 32GB RAM, 4 Ghz, and a Nvidia GTX GPU, only will it render for only 5 hours or 2 but two days for a short animation like that,,,, not cool but anyway i lyk yo animation, it can act as an advertisement on something

    Written January 18, 2017
  • R4dmehr profile picture
    R4dmehr

    IT'S made in 2013

    Written June 14, 2021
  • boiitsroblox profile picture
    boiitsroblox

    duck copter is the best

    Written November 22, 2018