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  • Software:Blender 2.78  ·
  • Difficulty:Intermediate

Rules of the Exercise

  • 1
    Animation is the blocking stage only.
  • 2
    Rivet's weight lift reads well and is appealing.
  • 3
    Rivet's body mechanics adhere to the principles of animation.

Lift that box? Sure no proble...oh, yikes.


This exercise is designed to be an application of the information learned in Chapter 3 of the Animation Workflow & Body Mechanics course. The overall goal is to animate the Rivet character picking up a box that's heavier than it appears. But we're essentially splitting the exercise in two halves: (1) Blocking and (2) Splining/Polish.
This exercise is just the BLOCKING stage of the shot.


  1. Download the Project Source Files from the Downloads tab *if you haven't download them from the course page already. Unzip the file.
  2. Open a blank Blender scene and link in the appropriate Rivet files as demonstrated in this lesson and modified in this lesson.
  3. Block out the Rivet character picking up a box that's heavier than it appears.
  4. Render your animation as an openGL viewport render.
  5. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  6. Finally, submit your exercise by clicking the Submit Exercise button in the top-right corner of this page and pasting your video's URL.