Car-Rig Pro "Blender Kit"

by 3DVision in Scripts and Addons

CAR-RIG PRO 2.0 allows you to rig any type of vehicle with four wheels ex: weight heavy, city car, race car etc ..."Car-Rig Pro" is the easiest and fastest rig system to install, it is optimized to save you time. Car-Rig Pro has already been used for super productions, see the presentation of "Ian Hubert" for the Blender Conference.

*Note: please don't forget to take a few seconds to rate this product, the popularity of this product will allow me to continue to do research to add more functionality in future updates. Thank you in advance for your help and happy blending!

  • Slalom.
  • Drift Auto.
  • Head to tail.
  • Scalable Rig.
  • Brake bones.
  • Dampers bones.
  • Editable Ground.
  • Centrifugal force.
  • Car Paint: Texture.
  • Support 360° Drift.
  • Simple to animate.
  • Automatic steering.
  • Bonus: custom camera.
  • Frame: Drive Axis Bones.
  • Manual or Automatic Drift.
  • Manual or automatic drive.
  • Automatic ground detection.
  • Realistic suspension simulation.
  • Ready for Blender 2.82/2.83/2.90.
  • Supports Real-Time Ground Deformations.
  • Independent rotation: Front wheel / Rear wheel.
  • Automatic detection of ground inclination (X/Y axis).
  • Procedural Ground Texture (Ready for EEVEE&Cycle).
  • Lampes: Headlight - Position light - Tailight - Break light.                 
  • Rig properties : control command of Installation/Animation/Physics setting.
  • Ready to animate Traffic addons car. 
  • Ready to animate Transportation addons car.

New tutorials are coming soon for Update 2.0.

Just use Blender's "append" function "F4" to import the kit with the "Collection". 

Step 1  Place your car in the right position "The front wheels of your car should be aligned in approximately the same position as the front contact points".

Step 2  Use the Installation Panel "I" to place the contact points.

Step 3  Place the bone in the center of the wheel, then attach the wheel to the bone, repeat the same operation for the other wheels. Note*: For version 1.5, a bone named "Brake" has been added, attach the brake disc to this bone.

Step 4  Check if your wheels rotate correctly, for this in the properties panel use the "Gas 1" and "Gas 2" controls.

Step 5  Attach the car to the main bone called the "Frame" Note*: Check in pose mode if the bone named "frame" is selected.

Step 6  Check if the car is properly attached to the main bone "Frame". Your car is now ready for animation.

The properties of the rig are divided into three parts.

- Installation ( I ): Place the "contact point" bones and the main "Frame" bone in the correct position and use the rental limits to avoid a collision between the car chassis and the wheels.

- Animation ( A ): Manage the controls to perform your animation, drive, set the speed, activate ground detection, change the mode for drifting (manual or automatic) etc...

- Physics ( P ): Configure the physics of the car, the weight, the suspension force, the speed of the physics simulation.  

Select the ground then use the property options to deform the terrain. 2.0.

Step 1

Select a contact point then in "pose mode" in the constraint options replace the object "Default ground" by your own ground. *Repeat this operation for the three other contact points.

Step 2

Selected the "Master" object then in the constraint options replace the "Default Ground" object by your own ground.

1. You can now install dampers.

New features

1. Steering wheel: 

You can now use the handwheel to change the rotation of the Wheels in the Z-axis.

2. Drift:

You can now drift 360° to infinity (Note*: Enable "Drift Auto" "1.0", set "Car Steering" to the right distance to start Drift, and use the "Drift Control" command to drift infinity).

3. Brake:

Now you can simulate the braking effect when the car will stop (Note*: If you enable "Ground Detection" "1.0" set the "Adjust G.Detection" value to "0.2", this will counterbalance this).

4. Minor Beug correction.

New features

- Ready for Blender 2.90

- The shapes of the bones have been modified.

- The editable ground texture is now compatible for cycle and eevee, it is available in "Lite, simplified or optimized" version.

- Fixed "frames" and "centrifugal force" control commands.

Suddenly accelerate, slalom between cars, skid and turn around to park and wait for a passenger, all these situations, you can now realize them with Car-Rig Pro 1.6.

New features

1. Animation control panel.

- Manual Drive: You can now use this command to control the car's movements by adding animation keys. When you use manual driving, the rotation of the wheels depends on the car's movements. ( See "Animation" tutorial).

- Head to tail: You can perform Head to tail during animation, or combine this command with drift to perform missed drifts or super skids. (See the "Animation" tutorial).

- Slalom: When the car follows the curve, you can use this command to move away from the center of the road, if the car moves on a linear axis it will allow you to slalom between obstacles.

- Centrifugal force: Centrifugal force also influences the wheels.

- End Frame: Use this command to set the duration of your animation.

2. Editable ground.

- A shader made of four materials (sand, asphalt, gravel and grass) has been designed to allow you to generate several styles of Ground or roads, the shader is available in three versions "Lite, Simplified and Optimized". ( See the "editable Ground" tutorial). 

- You can add subdivisions from the control panel.

3. The path.

- The path now allows you to move the rig and the Ground, you can also detach the path from the ground with the "Clear parent" command.

- The path is now clearly visible and no longer in danger of being lost (see commands A, B and C ).

New features

1 Render animation:

- Now you can render an animation without doing "Bake". 

2 Brake disc:

- Bones have been added to attach the brake discs.

3 Centrifugal force :

- Centrifugal force is now available (Note*: Set the centrifugal force when the car takes a turn).

New features

1 Drift Auto:

- Now the Rig can automatically perform drifting following the curve, just activate the "Drift auto" function

2 Simplified version added :

- A simplified version is now available. This version gives more freedom to make non-linear animations since it does not depend on the path. ( Z-axis rotation of the front wheels is available).

3 Rig Propertie :

- it is now divided into three parts Installation/Animations/Physics, This makes it easier to read.

4 The Ground:

- It can now be edited to create several types of terrain.

5 Wheel rotation :

- A new rotation method has been installed.

New features

- New bone customized and animated for better visibility.
- The curve used to edit the path has been replaced by a "path", which is faster and easier to edit.
- The Rig can now detect ground inclination or deformation in the X/Y axes (* This option is activated when you activate ground detection).
- Simplified physics settings, now you only have to manage three parameters: the mass of the car, the speed of the physics simulation and the strength of the suspension.
- Options that were not essential have been removed from the control panel for better visibility.

- The "Ground" object is already associated with the path, so it is enough to just increase the value of the array modifier.