Rigged Systems Addon

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Rigged Systems Addon

Using "Rigged Systems Addon", it is easy to create movements on, among other things, cylinders. You can easily import respective pre-defined systems for cylinders, turnbuckles and universal joints. Even simple features are included like, "Cursor to objects mesh", "Empty to object", "Selection to selected", "Selection to selected - And copy rotation". Also there is a feature that "Add Rotating axis" amongs selected directions. Also the features "Empty to object" and "Add roating axis" works in edit mode.

Works for both Blender 2.7x and for Blender 2.8x and 2.9x*
(*Ver 2.8 also works for 2.9)

Who is it for?

For those who want to quickly and easily animate cylinders, turnbuckles and Universal Joint.
The included features in the addon is also very handy to use when things need to be placed,  

How to use

After the addon is installed, choice what system to add (Cylinders etc). Then use the buttons in the addon to place the system on right place. The included features in the addon are also very practical to use when placing objects, especially after importing external 3D models, all of which have the same origins. Which is very common when it is imports from different cad Tools.

Functions in object mode:
 - Cursor to objcet mesh
- Empty - Plain Axis to object 0.2 
- Selection to selected 
- Selection to selected and copy rotation
- Add rotating axis
- Add Cylinder Rigg
- Add Turnbuckle Rigg
- Add Universal Joint Rigg
- Add One Wheel axle Rigg
- Add Tank Tracks

Functions in edit mode:
- Empty to object edit mode 0.2
- Add rotating axis
- Empty to face normal
- Face to X direction
- Face to Y direction
- Face to Z direction

For more info see the documentation and FAQ

2020-10-18 Update
Rigged Systems Addon is now updated. Now it is possible to select what kind of empty to add and also to set the size of the empty. Also the link to the "prefab" file is moved to the preferences tab. See pictures below.