Friday, December 30, 2011

3D free model : smoke, please...

Waiting for a version of vue (maybe vue 11 ?) that can show some particle emitters functions you can download here for free some little models of smoke trails... i don't know how usefull could be, but... its free !!

here two little rendering with a couple of smoke objects...

you can download it here (sorry, only in vob format for vue 8 or sup.) - its a 12 megabytes zip file...

Let me know if you like it...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

3D free model : Link for Huis Seventer DONE !!

Hi the little game of 3d free model for twitter followers and blog subscribers was a success ! many download was made of the 42 megabytes zip file with the model il vob for vue9, Obj and max for 3d studio max 2010.

Just sent the new final link to followers and new subscribers ! Again for trouble or info (or a message with the direct link) send me an email (


I do not know why, but the messaging system of blogspot using to send the links to the subscribers, seems to have some problems and not send messages ... After signing up as subscribers send me an email ( so i can respond with the models link !!

here a 360° video of the model ;)

and.. a look inside (models inside is not free... you can buy here)

  • First become a follower or a subscriber (here for the istructions or here if you have a twitter account)
  • Second SEND ME an email (, a simple mail like : " i'm your follower XXXX (or subscribwer YYY), please send me the link of models for followers/subescribers" 
  • Third:  i will send you the direct links!


Curious about how many 3d models for followers/subscribers are available for free? take a look here

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Free 3D Model for subscribers and followers : Huis Seventer

Hello, as mentioned in the previous post is available for all my twitter followers and subscribers of my blog for this new model (others free models don't need subscription...)

In order to obtain the download link is necessary to subscribe the site or follow on twitter @rodluc, once registered mail me to, so it's easier to send you the link asap.

...and yes ! the building have some empty rooms !! want fill the room ? try here

Original draw privided by Ulco.

The model is provided in vob format for Vue 9, OBJ and Standard version of 3d studio max 2010 (some materials use the engine vray 2).

zip file : 42 megabytes

Pay attention : its a huge model with over 5000 objects and over 300K polygons, i hope you have a good workstation with a lot of RAM, if no, ask it from Christmas !!!

In case you need to remap some materials such as windows, the maps are also masks for transparency and reflection.


  • First become a follower or a subscriber (here for the istructions or here if you have a twitter account)
  • Second SEND ME an email (, a simple mail like : " i'm your follower XXXX (or subscribwer YYY), please send me the link of models for followers/subescribers" 
  • Third:  i will send you the direct links!


Curious about how many 3d models for followers/subscribers are available for free? take a look here

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Free models for Followers and subscribers !

Hi all ! to retain visitors to my site, is possible to download some free models: only for those who choose to become followers on twitter @rodluc2001 or subscribe to this blog.

here some snapshot rendering from the exclusive models for subscribers and followers :

for twitter fans  : you can find a follow botton on blog right side or click here

for subscribers : you can add you account on my membership list (blog right side) :



  • First become a follower or a subscriber 
  • Second SEND ME an email (, a simple mail like : " i'm your follower XXXX (or subscribwer YYY), please send me the link of models for followers/subscribers" 
  • Third:  i will send you the direct links!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Rendering : when Venice meets Naboo

Hi all, again a shot of my free model Naboo Palace that you can download here.

The city model is the beautiful Venice (its a low-poly 3d model not made by me ! sorry !!)

I hope you like this one !!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tweet : 4 december 2011 call !

Hi all my first Twitter call for win an original rodluc commercial 3d model have a winner !
want the chance to win a model ? follow me on Twitter ! @rodluc2001

The winner Steve Caunce @BoStv (writer and illustrator that live in Toronto) select this model : Antico Borgo 2009 congratulations !!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Rodluc's Marketplaces

If you are interested in my commercial 3D Models and not only for the free stuff here you can select some different big marketplaces, and others will come soon :

Directly from my website, just follow the tag "3D model" and you will redirected on the commercial models pages

Most popular website to buy and sell your 3d stuff at good price. Simple join to become the member and start selling and buying... click here to access the Rodluc's Renderosity marketplace

a Great site !  Join the world’s top artists who use TurboSquid 3D models in advertising, architecture, broadcast, games, training, film, the web, and just for fun. click here to access the Rodluc's Turbosquid marketplace.

another great site with fine 3D models and graphic applications, click here to access the Rodluc's Yurdigital marketplace is another great 3d marketplace, i will upload many of my models soon, now CCK12 is available click here.

The 3d studio is an old and gloriosus 3d marketplace and now hosts also my model, click here

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rendering : greetings from Fenis castle

I love the cityscape, and some of my models, and some of my models do not disfigure as subjects in the foreground.

is the case of the castle of Fenis in these images, where I have a little 'abused depth of field :) you can enjoy the features of the model that you can buy here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Rendering : Another shot from Naboo

ok, my 3d free model Naboo rulez ! many of you send me some nice rendering of this model, and all of the rendering that i seen are very nice ! so thank'you all !

On my side also i tried some rendering, take a look, this one is my favourite, and rember to download the free naboo palace here

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Off topic : follow me on twitter... why ?

I'm not a twitter fanatic, but every time I publish a new post on my blog I will try to give evidence also on Twitter, so become a follower can be usefull, if you like 3D free models !!

In addition for the most devoted followers do not exclude also the offer for free some of my commercial models ! ;)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Free 3D model : need a real roof !

Almost all of my models given the problem of having realistic roofs (they are always flat roof...), and this does not always lead great results.
I made some small models equipped with roof tiles, and it will be useful in rendering, where the roofs are very close!

Download here (vob for vue 9 and Obj with map...)

take a look : the house with flat roof :

and this is the model with a "real" roof...

Friday, November 11, 2011

3D Model : Castle Campo Tures Reloaded

A new life for my model Castle Campo Tures that you can buy for the first time directly on my website :

only 6 US dollars

for any trouble contact me : 

Many people loved this model as you can see in a old post here

Take a look in this short showreel :

Campo tures its a real place, here some infos from 

The majestic castle of Campo Tures perfectly fits the scenery in which it is located, as the high mountains of the valley serve as background. The castle is located at 957 m asl on a natural elevation belonging to Acereto (Valle Aurina) and it seems at if the castle would keep in sight the entrance of the valley.

In succession of “Castel Tobel”, Tures Castle has been mentioned for the first time in 1225. Around 1315 the lords of Tures were in possession of the castle but when the last member of this family died (1349) the castle continually deteriorated. At those times the castle included a donjon, a residential tower and one further building. Only under the dukes of Austria, the castle has been expanded in the 15th century. Ludwig Lobmayr reovated the castle for the first time in the early 20th century and in 1945 Hieronymus Gassner provided for maintenance works.

The Romanic part of the castle dates back to the Lords of Tyrol, while the Gothic part was built by the Bishops of Bressanone. Donjon, residential tower with double arched windows and the Roman chapel date back to the 13th century. The new buildings such as the so-called Brunnerhaus, drawbridges and wall walks were added in 1500 and in 1977 in Tures Castle the “Südtiroler Burgeninstitut” (South Tyrolean castle institute) was inaugurated.

For the most part the castle is today open to the public. Furniture in the 64 rooms is near-completely intact and old tiled stoves heat the residential rooms. Pine panelling, frescos by Pacher in the chapel, armoires dating back to different eras, armaments and a huge library provide a special insight into the history of the castle.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Free 3D model : Coruscant round suburb with tutorial !

Hello everyone, my image of the figth near the Coruscant Senate and the details of the suburbs city has attracted some interest, particularly on the modeling of suburbs that are quite beautiful !

a combination of accurate models and detailed textures can solve the great problem of doing justice to the planet Coruscant.

click here to download the round suburb of cosruscant (Obj + maps)
and if you want professional suburbs, take a look here

Let's start with models: the main buildings can be retrieved for free directly from the great site, these help to define the general structure of the city, the idea is to put them in the background with the exception of a main building (in my case I chose the Senate in the middle); starships, platforms and other could be valuable contributions to the whole scene.

The model of the suburbs has a cylindrical shape like the movie Star Wars Episode 2:

So the first thing to do is to produce a cylinder as close as possible to the original one. I used 3d studio 2010, I defined a cylinder and with some boolean operations I created the "streets" and used the Greeble plugin to increase the number of details

tailored textures was more complicated than expected, because i found the reference image (on but was square instead of the radial and the result seemed patently wrong :

red arrows: direction of the meshes, blue arrows: direction of the texture
To resolve this problem there are three ways :
  1. leave everything like that, but is used only for rendering the suburbs far away, so the details are not too visible
  2. change the texture and make it as radial.
  3. make a massive mapping activities!
We exclude the point 3 (too hard) and remains the 2nd point that requires some work with photoshop and rendering "appropriate" in 3d studio, in order to recover a more consistent texture that will solve the problem (albeit with a small defect...)
We create some of "slices" as wide as a row of buildings in the background :

and apply the textures with 4 separate provisions so that they are not perfect copies, which multiply and rotate until you get a circle, which then rendered and adjusted in Photoshop :

now meshes and textures have the same orientation

at the end we will get our texture :

...taht applied to the model will eliminate the defect mapping :

It only remains to make the setup of a scene and press render !

you can easily find the flaw in the image that I wrote above: in the vertical mapping you can see that the texture is not well positioned ... but a bit of postwork with photoshop can solve the problem ...

That's all !! leave your comments and your ideas...

Another render with some nice free models from sci-fi 3D