Welcome to 44090 Digital Models

Tutorials

Blender: Creating a Loco (v3.0 and up)

This tutorial takes you through various techniques that you can use to build a loco.

Click on the picture to open the tutorial as a pdf file in a new window or right click to save it locally. The latest version is v2.6, uploaded 16.05.2022

Blender: Creating a Loco (v2.73)

This tutorial takes you through various techniques that you can use to build a loco.

Click on the picture to open the tutorial as a pdf file in a new window or right click to save it locally. The latest version is 1.02.

Blender: Part 1 Creating the Mesh (v2.49b)

This tutorial takes you through creating a simple steam loco in Blender, starting with using background images to get the proportions right and detailing all of the steps needed to create the loco body and bogie.

It does move at a fair pace and you will need time to digest the instructions - building any sort of model for Trainz is not a five minute job and you will need a lot of patience.

Also to save you asking I can't supply the drawings used in this tutorial as they appeared in the Railway Modeller and are copyright. If you really must build another Y7 screenshots of my finished model can be downloaded here.

There are, however, plenty of other models that could be built instead.

Click on the picture to open the tutorial as a pdf file in a new window or right click to save it locally. The latest version is 1.11.

Blender: Part 2 Mapping and Texturing (v2.49b)

This tutorial takes you through mapping the model and applying textures.

Click on the picture to open the tutorial as a pdf file in a new window or right click to save it locally. The latest version is 1.06.

Blender: Part 3 Animation and Exporting (v2.49b)

This tutorial takes you through animating the bogie and exporting the model.

Click on the picture to open the tutorial as a pdf file in a new window or right click to save it locally. The latest version is 1.04.

GMax Tutorials

Tutorial 1 v10 Setting up GMax download
Tutorial 2 v11 Chilli Skinning download
Tutorial 3 v6 Texture Creation download
Tutorial 4 v4 Texture Enhance- ment download
Tutorial 5 v8 Simple Animation download
Tutorial 6 v3 GMax Basics download
Tutorial 7 v9 'Primus', your first loco download
Tutorial 8 v4 Valve Gear Animation Using Bones download
Tutorial 9 v1 Simple Skinning (Micro textures) download
Tutorial 10 v3 Error Correction in CMP download