Grauw’s blog

3D model animations

January 14th, 2011

In 2006 I took the 3D modelling course at Utrecht University. As part of this course there were two exercises that involved modelling something, and I noticed I had never posted about these!

Now mind you, I’m not a graphics guy, so don’t expect too much. Also I notice that some of the renders have aliasing and artefacts; I would create new higher-quality renders but I don’t have a copy of Maya anymore. Nevertheless, they don’t look too shabby if I say so myself :).

The first animation is a recreation of my fan:

See this PDF for a nice step-by-step walkthrough, including a photo of the original. Slightly higher quality avi file here. Maya source file here.

The second animation is of a toy train. This one I created together with Bert:

See this PDF for some details about how the animation is made and some screenshots. Slightly higher quality avi file here.


20 comments [reply]


Seems to be complex by eolem at 2012-02-22 16:22

But it’s a good idea to attach pdf to see step by step information.


Helpfully by Asapy at 2014-08-22 17:08

Thanks for this information, very helpfull. Little hard to understand all text in english, because I’m from Europe, but it is still interesting.

Dez by Dez at 2015-01-22 17:52

Thanks for info. But could you provide pdf in english? I mean the toy train :)

Want to do audi 3d Model :)

Source file will more helpful by Mintu singh at 2015-06-10 04:20

If, we get 3d source file that will be more beneficial for us rather than just pdf file.

Look like awesome by dog info at 2015-06-29 18:15

It’s looking very good 3d fan animation, I am happy to read the step by step creation of this animation.

Re: 3D model animations by Grauw at 2015-07-17 18:42

Hi all, thanks for your nice comments :).

Excellent by Ryan at 2015-07-23 09:40

Excellent work! Dankjewel Grauw voor dit ;).

More information? by Andi at 2015-10-08 19:49

Thanks for info. But could you provide more information?

Awesome by menshairstyleshub at 2015-10-29 05:01

It is one of the unique concept to attach a pdf to view step by step information.

Source File Needed by Pradeep Mehta at 2016-02-11 17:17

Yes, I agree with Mintu, If we get source file of this animation then it will more beneficial for us.

Source file is not an option by Yogaasanasonline at 2016-02-13 18:50

Why, they give you the source file in free. Most of the animator sell these type of source file in thousand of dollars.

Men Hairstyles 2016 by menshairstylesweb at 2016-02-15 21:34

That’s really a unique and creative way. Love that!

Inspiring by John at 2016-02-15 21:39

That’s an inspiring way to create 3D animations. The video is really helpful. tnx.

3D Work by Howard at 2016-02-25 08:51

Your 3D work is amazing. How long did it take for you to complete the work?

Nice by Igor at 2016-03-04 08:48

Not bad, if those really were your first attempts. Fan is more impressive, tbh. Find yourself a good designer partner and together you may create something really beautiful. Cheers! :)

3d animation by Kianu at 2016-03-14 17:29

You have created a good job.
Really liked the 3d fan animation!

3d Animation Course Growing on Rapid Pace by Animation and Cartoon Courses at 2016-04-08 18:31

Animation and Cartoon Courses are growing on rapid pace. Large number of young people doing 3d animation courses make their career.

by 192.168.l.254 at 2016-05-03 18:16

glad to join in your community!

Awesome by FancyHaircuts at 2016-05-05 04:28

Very cool animations here. Thanks for the PDFs also, but I think would be great if they are written in English as well. Aside from that you are providing GREAT stuff! Keep up the good work.

by at 2016-05-25 04:39

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