How to Create and Rig a Drawbridge Mechanism in Blender

Pierrick Picaut shows how to build and rig a working drawbridge mechanism in Blender. You only need to animate the door.

A new step-by-step tutorial from 3D animator Pierrick Picaut shows how to build and rig a complete drawbridge mechanism that includes a door, chain and crank to lower and raise the drawbridge. The rig works in such a way that in the end, you only need to animate the door, and everything else follows suit with the entire mechanism.

Pierrick shows how to create the drawbridge chain and make the chain and pulley move along when you rotate the door.

About Pierrick Picaut.

Pierrick Picaut is a Blender Foundation Certified trainer and CG Director at Atypique Studio, a french Indie game studio. Picaut is creating deep-dive tutorials that cover industry-standard workflows in Blender. If you haven’t already, you can check out more of his tutorials here.