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#1

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:19 PM

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Hello there!
Over the past several weeks I have been making a MineCraft Blender rig of Steve for my own personal use.
As I finished up the right along with all the blocks I decided that I should share this rig with everyone.
That is so nice of me!

Now I will just start off by saying that I am not a professional or even close to professional Blender user. In fact, I am pretty much a n00b when it comes to 3d software and all that kind of stuff. Point is, this might not be 100% optimized, but does it work? Fo' sure!

Now there are a few (two that I have seen) rigs floating around there so what sets mine apart?
Well the only thing that really does set me apart is facial expressions and a slightly different structure to the armature.


Facial expressions:
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A variety of blocks:
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Currently the mobs are: Steve (Steve can be retextured to a zombiePig and a zombie), A female character,  a squid, a pig, an Enderman, a Creeper, a skeleton, a wolf, a Ghast, a spider(so hard to animate! all them legs!), a golem, a slime (problematic due to materials), a magma slime, a chicken, a villager, a witch and a Portal gun (??) .

Here are a couple of tutorials to help you out:
Youtube -
Basic Usage (old!!)
Creating a Rig

BlenderCookie -
Lip Syncing
Rigging
Face Rig


Finally, just before I give you the download link, there are some terms!

Terms (Read Us!)
-Please enter the following link:
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-If you use this rig for a video on youtube, please link you my channel (http://www.YouTube.c...eraldoCockerhan) both through the description and through a video annotation.
-I would very much like to see what you do with my work. Please do send a link over my way with anything you make with it. You do not HAVE to do this though.

Download:
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If there is a new update to Blender and the rig doesn't work, go to:
help - Fcurve/driver version fix!
Also, environment lighting is on. This may add to the render time. You might want to consider turning it off.



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#2

tirsod2000

Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

I like this
i need this
thats why i will follow u

#3

RoFrissy1265
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:42 PM

Cool, I will download it and see if it works!
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#4

Display_Name_Here

Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:04 AM

i dont have blender, tried it out, to complicated :S

I will redownload it along with this :D thank you very very much kind sir

#5

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:59 PM

View Posttirsod2000, on 24 January 2012 - 10:25 PM, said:

I like this
i need this
thats why i will follow u

Thank you very much!
Very soon I will be updating the download link to include a couple more blocks.
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#6

bitl
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:07 PM

Can you make a version without the facial expressions?

They creeped me out since that Revenge video...

#7

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

View Postbitl, on 25 January 2012 - 03:07 PM, said:

Can you make a version without the facial expressions?

They creeped me out since that Revenge video...

No, I won't be doing that anytime soon. Maybe eventually but probably not.
How ever you can find a few of those if you just search in google.
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#8

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:20 PM

I've updated the download link. The new version includes a couple of new blocks. Including a few cloth blocks, a bed, end rock block and the cactus block.
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#9

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:03 AM

View PostDisplay_Name_Here, on 25 January 2012 - 07:04 AM, said:

i dont have blender, tried it out, to complicated :S

I will redownload it along with this :D thank you very very much kind sir

About two months ago I was exactly where you were. I downloaded Blender, and almost gave up. If you want to learn Blender try BlenderCookie or BlenderGuru.
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#10

KrystoferRobin

Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

here I was planning to do this very thing myself.  Ah well, saves me a fair amount of work, thank you kindly.


Also, about blender being complicated... give it time, check out the blendercookie and blenderguru already mentioned have fun with it.  I have 3dsMAX, Rhino and Maya at work, and have never had any fun with them, even when used for personal projects.  Blender on the other hand has always amazed me and been plain out fun and a joy to work with, even with it's shortcomings and quirks.

#11

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:11 PM

View PostKrystoferRobin, on 27 January 2012 - 09:45 PM, said:

here I was planning to do this very thing myself.  Ah well, saves me a fair amount of work, thank you kindly.


Also, about blender being complicated... give it time, check out the blendercookie and blenderguru already mentioned have fun with it.  I have 3dsMAX, Rhino and Maya at work, and have never had any fun with them, even when used for personal projects.  Blender on the other hand has always amazed me and been plain out fun and a joy to work with, even with it's shortcomings and quirks.

Yes, I agree. I sometimes have more fun making MineCraft related things in blender than playing MineCraft itself.
Actually same applies also if it isn't related to MC. I have never used any of those other programs though. They are pretty expensive for personal use.
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#12

JoeBroStudios

Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:53 AM

That looks so cool!! I am new to blender so could you please make a tutorial on how to make the facial rig because that is the main thing that's stopping me from animating at the moment, it's just SO important that I know this!

#13

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:22 AM

View PostJoeBroStudios, on 28 January 2012 - 01:53 AM, said:

That looks so cool!! I am new to blender so could you please make a tutorial on how to make the facial rig because that is the main thing that's stopping me from animating at the moment, it's just SO important that I know this!

No I won't be doing that. However you can find a great tutorial by David Ward over at BlenderCookie.
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#14

JoeBroStudios

Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:19 AM

View PostGerladoCockerhan, on 28 January 2012 - 06:22 AM, said:

No I won't be doing that. However you can find a great tutorial by David Ward over at BlenderCookie.
ok thanks anyway! I'll go check him out, but do you know what the tutorial is called?

#15

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

View PostJoeBroStudios, on 28 January 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:

ok thanks anyway! I'll go check him out, but do you know what the tutorial is called?

The link I posted in my previous reply will lead you directly to the tutorial.
Or simply click here:
http://cgcookie.com/...e-rig-part-one/
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#16

JoeBroStudios

Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

where can i download the blocks? or am i missing something?

#17

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:18 AM

View PostJoeBroStudios, on 28 January 2012 - 09:16 AM, said:

where can i download the blocks? or am i missing something?

You are missing something! The blocks come along with the rig.
I will be adding a couple of new blocks soon. Including some different colored grass and leaves for different biomes, pine leaves (the dark wood, is it pine? I'm just guessing), nether brick and nether brick fences. It will probably be up within an hour or so.
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#18

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

I have updated the download link!
It now includes rigged pistons, redstone, half steps, steps, more fences, vines, different colored grass and much much more!
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#19

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

I changed the pistons a bit because they didn't extend enough. Should work now.
They can only be controlled by the bone now. So switch to object mode and move the bone in order to move the entire piston.
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#20

GerladoCockerhan

Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:28 AM

100 accumulative downloads over all (BlendSwap and here combined)! Thank you all!
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