Ancient Chinese Factory

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Blender 2017
SketchUp 2017
Collada 2017
3DS 2017

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3D Model Specifications
Product ID:1133174
Geometry:Polygonal Quads/Tris
UV Mapped:Yes
Unwrapped UVs:Yes, non-overlapping
TurboSquid Member Since January 2017
Currently sells 17 products
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Original archaeological reconstruction of Ancient Chinese blacksmith technology, utilising the machinery and engineering typology from the early Song Dynasty (circa 960-1279ad). This multi-level and multi-purpose Ancient Hydraulic machine, specifically for working blacksmiths, converts Kinetic and Gravitational potential energy of running water into rotational power, later operating into cams, pistons, cogs, shafts, chain drives, Archimedes-screws, bellows & cranks from a single origin. My concept depicts the roots of the Industrial Revolution were centuries earlier than anticipated, adhering to the typology and technology of both Medieval Chinese works but also as noted in previous animations those similarly of the Medieval Near East (see works of Al Jazari). The Archimedes screw potentially shows elements of cultural transfer of Ancient Greek ideas towards the East (however could be independent evolutionism and not diffusion). Automatic bellows are included in my design attached to cranks allowing for high temperatures needed within the blast furnace for the smelting of iron (in effect a steam engine in reverse). In addition water is extracted for the cooling of metal alloys (or irrigation systems/livestock sustenance) from the rotating Archimedes-screw controlled and directed to differing heights. Rotating mill-stones crush the wheat and hammers sculpt with great force the still pliable metal instruments to shape, both operated along a cam shaft and are all entirely operated from one point of hydraulic origin from the main water-mill. This design was created in Blender and sketchup and is ready to be converted and/or rendered into ANY SUPPORTED 3D PROGRAMME for the desired effect of the customer. The current uv unwrapped layout and textures are photo realistic and quality renders of the model ready to be used straight away. Wireframes showing the complexity of the model, uv layouts in addition to the final rendered product are illustrated.

Entire design created by Christopher Antoniou.
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