Launchpad (Lunatics! Series) Staff Pick

  • July 20, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: ChrisKuhn
  • License: CC-BY
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A rigged launchpad, rocket, and "cosmotrain" built for the upcoming web series Lunatics ( I tried to make the rigging as intuitive as I could, but there's a lot of stuff going on. Please note that this was built with certain shots/angles in mind... so some aspects are more detailed/accurate then others. Also, this blend contains the static version of the Soyuz rocket. A rigged version (with separating rocket stages) is available separately).

Don't hesitate to shoot me a message if you have any problems. Otherwise, please enjoy...



  • trhooker profile picture

    These are wonderful models! I visited your site and I really enjoy your concept! I am struggling to make my own space "opera" and am amazed at your set ups for these....Where or how did you rig them may I ask? :) good luck with your endeavor!

    Edited July 20, 2013
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture

    Thanks... just to be clear, Lunatics isn't my site - I just did some models for them. The models are rigged with constraints (mostly of the "Transformation" variety).

    Written July 21, 2013
  • Trekkie1481 profile picture

    Soyuz Spacecraft? Overall great!

    Written June 15, 2017
  • yazjack profile picture

    Yup, awesome as always Chris :)

    Written July 21, 2013
  • mars0ne profile picture

    Chris -- This is very cool and awesome. I hope your participation in Lunatics really gives it a boost. It will be a great place to showcase your work. I hope the indiegogo campaign is successful.

    Written July 23, 2013
  • Digitante profile picture

    Terrific job! The campaign for the pilot episode is here:

    I really hope we are able to put these models to their intended use. This model is pretty accurate -- certainly enough for our uses. I was amused to find that some of the official RosCosmos animation models are actually less accurate (one of them actually has the pad rotated 180-degrees off -- I certainly was surprised by that discovery).

    We will be adding some textures -- particularly on the rocket itself, although the overall style for "Lunatics!" is going to be a toon-shaded NPR approach.

    Edited July 25, 2013
  • plaintextures profile picture

    very nice model..

    Edited July 27, 2013
  • BlenderBoy55 profile picture

    Chris your just one sick monster unleashed on this site. Your work is mind blowing. People like you set the standards and bring quality to this site. Once in a while i check out your profile and i can't believe your giving away some of it for free. This stuff cost $$$hundreds of dollars on other sites and your giving it away like that, terrific job man!

    Edited August 07, 2013
  • matthewinglis profile picture

    Just wondering, for the control panel, are they in order for animating, like should I keyframe them from side to side or are they in random order?

    Written August 16, 2013
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    Written August 20, 2013
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    Written January 02, 2014
  • Sakrecoer profile picture

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Here is how i used your model :) in my version it is not exactly intended to fly, at all... :) but i hope you like it!

    Edited January 06, 2014
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture

    DUDE. That is un-freakin'-real. Outstanding work.

    Edited January 06, 2014
  • Sakrecoer profile picture

    blush thank you!! :) Your model helped me improve my blending alot. This project would never been born in the first place if it wasn't for your model! I can now say i am postn00b... but i still have much to learn... :)

    Edited January 08, 2014
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture

    Don't sell yourself short. My skill set is very narrow - I do complex mechanical models. I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to create a video like that. In fact, I'd love to see a tutorial from you on how it was done. Again, great work!

    Edited January 10, 2014
  • airwinggraphics profile picture

    A labor of love! Art

    Written December 21, 2014
  • Warren profile picture

    Hi, thanks so much for this amazing model. I made use of parts of the launchpad, esp the gantries etc., in my short animation, 'Kilimo 2'. The film has been accepted as an Official Selection at the Zanzibar Int'l Film Festival, so I'm pretty excited and I do thank you in the credits, as well as some others, but here's a screenshot, there's 'portrait' in the upper right side of the wall showing the gantries and my dude and his rocket pod. I had a really tight deadline to finish in time to submit, and your generous share really helped. thanks again!


    best regards and greetings from Tanzania! Warren

    Written May 13, 2015
  • Assist profile picture

    Its really awesome. I had fun working on it.

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful Model.

    Written April 18, 2017
  • mikesome13 profile picture

    Awesome! Just one question; How do I get the background to not be black? I set the world colors different, but that didn't work. The answer is probably really simple, but I can't figure it out. EDIT: Nvm, I figured it out.

    Written July 11, 2017
  • tdhster profile picture

    It's really awesome! Thanks!

    Written March 07, 2018
  • mikala profile picture

    Wow. A ton of work there!

    Written May 22, 2018
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    Written June 27, 2018
  • margretking profile picture

    where can I find the rigged version?

    Written September 12, 2018
  • RUMBA profile picture

    Thank you Chris! I really appreciate the work you have done. I'm a fan of everything that has to do with Aerospace, Aeronautics, and Astronomy. As kind of a gift to you. I recently published a book through amazon where I explain what gravity really is. It took 30 years of study to come up with my theory. Its a real game changer in the field of Physics and Astronomy. You can find it in Amason Books as


    Up coming volumes are going to be savage. I though you might be interested.

    Sincerely, Michael Sanchez

    Written May 10, 2019