Behind the Scenes: Cooks – BlenderNation


Howdy, I am Valentin Minzikovsky, a self-taught 3D animation fanatic from Germany, a former dancer, dance trainer, and choreographer. I really like 3D Animation as a strategy to carry on dancing.


My “Cooks” paintings was impressed by this pleasant dance:

Phil and Jay from Blender Studio’s characters handed the casting because the lead actors.


Listed here are a number of the add-ons I used for this undertaking,

  • Animbox: This addon affords varied instruments to help with object animation, movement design, and sculpting.
  • Rigify Animbox: This addon gives animation instruments and animation presets (walk-run cycle) for Rigify human and animal metarigs.
  • Dynamic Parent: It is helpful for controlling actions within the animation.
  • Bone Widget: This makes controlling character bones less complicated.

Each of my addons (Animbox and Rigify Animbox) are principally about animation, not rigging (simply rudimentary rigging additions).


The cooks’ hats have been merely modeled utilizing a torus and a cylinder and have been prepared to enter manufacturing. The animation course of was fairly easy, involving steps like blocking, modifying, refining, and playblasting. I do not use the Graph Editor very a lot as a result of the Quaternion rotation system in Blender is phenomenal, and the transition from pose to pose could be very predictable.

Here is an instance of the workspace:

It was additionally very useful to have the ability to show the audio waveform inside Blender:

The stage scenes have been intentionally saved easy.

That is all!

Under is the animation and a number of the renders. Hope you want them!

RENDER – Cooks

Thanks to your curiosity in studying this. Hope you have got a pleasant day!

In regards to the Artist                       

Valentin Minzikovsky is a 3D animation fanatic from Germany.