From the archives Episode 4 Blender Rigging in Production Netflix "Next Gen"

Season #1

Like many people, we took notice of the work for the new movie coming out from Netflix called "Next Gen" by  Today we talked with Rigging Lead David Hearn ( about rigging and about working with Blender on a large scale production. (We were also joined by friend and Blender master Charles Wardlaw )


Listen to the interview podcast here, or on our microcast

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  Check out the trailer:  


Next Gen     Be sure to check out the great Blender Robot projects that David has posted on his blog. Here is one of the latest "Machine Making Ep 6"   Main goals of this Machine:

  • To model and rig a full robot in Blender 3D
  • Build a double-jointed leg system using IK
  • Add an interesting city background and push the final composition.
  • Download the asset here:
  • Full Animation Test:

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Blender Rigging Features:

First check out the latest build Blender 2.8


Check out the features by yourself by playing with these files provided by the community.


Tree CreatureBy Daniel Bystedt
Video demo
398 MB - License: CC-BY-NC-SA Great Rigify Addon - Great place for beginning rigging in blender   Blen Rig - Auto Rigging Solution   Great place to start rigging in blender:

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