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How would I build a Conveyor like this in blender?

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You can use Rigid Body physics with Constraints to replicate this:

  1. Add a cylinder and make it an active Rigid Body object (CtrlR)

  2. Add a cube and make it a passive rigid body object (CtrlShiftR), and move it to the side of the cylinder.

  3. Constrain them together (Tool shelf > Rigid Body Tools > Connect) with Hinge constraint and rotate the resulting empty 90 degrees on the Y axis:

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  4. Constrain again with a Motor constraint and enable angular motor:

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  5. Duplicate

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  • $\begingroup$ Cool. What about making it follow a curve like in that video. The conveyor ain't straight. $\endgroup$
    – 00Ghz
    Aug 24, 2013 at 6:04
  • $\begingroup$ @00Ghz You could use some of the techniques here, using an plane with array and curve modifiers as the emission mesh. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Aug 25, 2013 at 0:04
  • $\begingroup$ @gandaf3 same way i have my question but nobody answered it can u plz answer blender.stackexchange.com/questions/66456/… $\endgroup$
    – atek
    Nov 12, 2016 at 16:32

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