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  • Need Help Animating Ready CAD Conveyor Belt

  • David Alcantara

    July 1, 2021 at 5:45 pm


    I have cad file of conveyor belt including details in the belt with 2 gears at each end, I want to animate it with XPresso.

    All the tutorials available they animate the spline or cloner parameter, but What I have is ready CAD file of a Conveyor Belt, so I cannot use cloner or spline wrap. I want to animate the ready cad file belt.

    How to do it?

  • Andy Kiernan

    July 2, 2021 at 11:08 am

    Hi David,

    You can perhaps split up the cad model for use with cloner/ wrap.

    Assuming the conveyor belt is made of multiple repeating sections, you can select one section (polygon mode, then select one poly in that section and hit u then w keys to select connected, or select them manually) then run the split command. this will copy the selection to a new object and leave the selection in the original. Then you can clone them or copy them in a line and spline wrap. You can do this to the cogs also so they can be animated too.

    Hope this is of some help.


  • David Alcantara

    July 2, 2021 at 11:16 am

    Thank you so much, really helped a lot!

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