MBC BLENDER ANIMATION

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March 14, 2017

April 30, 2018

From time to time I have tried my hand at making trains cars and played with the animation of locomotive drivetrains in anticipation I would try the ultimate, making a locomotive, but to no avail. Despite searching the Internet Trainz sites I just couldn’t get the hang of it and would eventually give up.

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Then I discovered Rick Hargrave’s (thegrindre) tutorial on Curtis Reid’s (pencil42) website and with a little help from Curtis I made my first Trainz traincar asset. That encourage me to persevere with Paul Hobb’s Blender tutorial on animating an simple locomotive, and I finally got it.

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This has opened up an whole new world of Trainz for me, building rolling stock, locomotives, and other animated assets for my route, the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Mountain Subdivision: Field to Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada.

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As per usual, I am making notes as I go along and I would like to share those notes with you. What follows are tutorials on how to make traincar assets and other animated objects for Trainz. 

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Cayden

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doug56@me.com