Detailed 3D model of a vault door and frame. There have been various design configurations of these vault doors, spanning many decades. The reference design can be spotted in countless TV episodes, and movies.
The model is built up of 30 objects. All 30 objects are closed edge elements, that have been carefully checked for errors. A very high standard of modelling has been used, and all objects are sculpted in detail, so unlike similarly priced models in this category that have floating details positioned on cylinders and boxes to give the appearance of a detailed model in a render, they are not worth the money you pay for them in modelling skills. The details in this model that do not need to be animated such as rivets, bolts and fixtures have been correctly sculpted to the larger components, instead of having them as separate linked objects or multi-attached elements, so a lot of detailed work has gone into this model, and unlike similar models, correct modelling techniques have been used so that subdivision can be used without loss of form, pulling or tearing of surfaces and edges, which is a common problem when basic modelling techniques are used and over stretched edges are seen, so every curve or flat surface in this model will be perfectly smooth without distortion when applying subdivision. The doorframe components have been kept separate so that different configurations can be made. All pivot points have been set up correctly for animation using the swing arm to move all the door components out from the frame. I decided to add some extra features that are not found in the older reference designs, such as shaft holes for the locking pins on the rear inner doorframe, and a foot platform with grips. File contains the vault door and frames only, the floor tiles and wall shown in the renders are not included.
Every individual object shown in the exploded views are one closed edge element. No multi-attached elements or linked objects.
Zip file contains one MAX file, 3 textures of the combination dial at low to high resolutions, and a Material set-up (MAT) file.
2nd June 2010 Update.
The geometry for this model was updated on the 2nd of June 2010. If you downloaded this file before that date, please download the new file.