Blender: train tutorial

By BlenderShortTests

For the first time ever, children will be able to make their own train! First they need a circle (curve) and cube. Then all that’s left is adding in some rails along with these two objects for them on looping tracks…

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00:00 intro
00:10 preparing path
00:47 preparing locomotive
01:12 preparing rail segment
02:35 setting curve animation
03:00 ‘Follow path’ constrint for locomotive
03:27 adding the wagons to locomotive
04:15 number of laps
04:55 fitting rails to the path (Array and Curve modifiers)

Remember to keep the cube and rail segments in a straight line. They must be located at same place as your circle path for drawing objects mode!