3965 (train), Reinier Lensink (3D)


Title: 3965 (train)
Name: Reinier Lensink
Country: The Netherlands
Software: 3dsmax 5, Brazil, Photoshop

Hi, this is my first time posting my 3d work here at cgtalk.com and i have to say i’m pretty nervous. :smiley:

This is a steam locomotive i have just finished. It’s based on the Challenger Class locomotives from America. Modelling was pretty straightforward… extruding and chamfering simple shapes and some lofting.

I learned alot about optimizing my geometry and textures because i got some rendering problems after awhile. (textures becoming white etc.) These problems were quickly eliminated with the help of the 3dsmax thread here at cgtalk. So after deleting alot of backfaces it all worked fine again.

Well i hope you all enjoy it and comments are more then welcome!




Simply OUTSTANDING model man!! Great detail and lighting :thumbsup:


very very nice. Congrats


Don’t be nervous, for you have done a great job!


Wow, lots of details! This must have taken forever. Great model and textures. Don’t be nervous, you’re got the talent Reinier :slight_smile:


Damn i hate when i do spelling mistakes, specially now that Leonard removed the edit button! :banghead: I have to type slower than i think…


Thank you all for your responses. :slight_smile:

I’m doing 3d for a pretty long time now, but i never ever finished something because of work and school. It also meant that i wasnt sure wether or not i could get this finished the way i had in mind.

I’m going to take a break for a few days and then i wil begin on a new 3d project. My modelling of the human figure needs alot practice…

Again thank you, this motivates me to move on.



Nervous ? Happens to all of us I think, but you have got some serious good stuff to back it up. Absolutely stunning. The modeling, the texturing all of it :thumbsup:


Great modeling. Lot of details.

Congratulations for your work. :thumbsup:


Yeah! Very good modeling. I like the details too.


very nice image!!!

any chance of some wires?


Yep, tommorow i’m home again so then i will post some wires.

I would love to see some serious critique, there must be something that needs improving.



Wow great work man! the details and textures are superb! :thumbsup:


'lo all!

here are some screengrabs and wire renders. The background and sky was painted in photoshop. After i rendered it… i found it to be a bit lifeless so i also painted in little stones on the concrete slabs and some grass alongside the rails in photoshop.

If you want more wires or close-ups of certain areas. Just ask.

thank you,



amazing image, could u show it on a bigger resolution?!


Wow great work, man I have so much freakin work to do!!! :bowdown:


@Guybrush: I will put a bigger image online as soon as possible.


I can only line up with the rest of you complimenters. Looking forward to seeing your next post. Perhaps the sky could need a bit of work and I’m wondering what would happen if you gave the image something that would drag it out of the postcard-atmosphere that it seems to have now. Not that it matters that much. Prachtig man!


Fantastic! I’m a great Fan of old machines, especially of big steam locomotives!

You did a great texture job! Maybe the treat of the wheels could be not so dirty. Ballast instead of sand under the Rails would also be nice … but what I am talking … great image :thumbsup:


Sorry, was busy making sketches for the next image.

@RAF: I fully agree with you that Ballast would look a way lot better, but i had to stop and render it because i’m on a tight schedule. There are cases that sand coveres the ballast… so it’s not totally wrong but some more stones would definately make it more realistic.

@Seger: Hmmm. The more and more i’m thinking about it… maybe i will return to this image one day and add the things that are missing and also make it more dynamic. I got an idea.

Thank you for you good comments.