This historically accurate and highly detailed full scale (1:1) Steam Fire Engine would be an ideal Key Asset to late 19th Century to mid-20th Century period set design and imaging, and is capable of extreme close-ups and rendering.
The Clapp & Jones Steam Pumper was drawn by two draft horses especially trained for fire duty. They were “unhitched” by “dropping the tongue” from the engine at the site of the fire and taken out of harm’s way. This also allowed access to the front mounted suction hose fitting.
My SolidWorks™ CAD model was reverse-engineered from many sources and period photographs, including an excellent set of drawings by the late noted historian Alan Armitage. It is representative of my museum quality work in the field of Industrial Archaeology (IA).
The original SolidWorks™ model was saved as a Parasolid (x_t), then re-imported into SolidWorks 2014, resulting in a greatly reduced file size. Parasolid (x_t) files provide maximum cross-platform CAD compatibility. It was converted into the .obj format using SimLab Composer.
Preview thumbnails rendered in KeyShot 5 Pro from Luxion.
The .obj is included for those who prefer to work from this format. The .obj and SolidWorks model has been tested in KeyShot, but have not been tested in other apps such as Maya, modo, C4d and the like. Please review your modeling or rendering app to verify that it will import a .obj and SolidWorks models.
All parts and/or surfaces were color mapped within SolidWorks™, and migrated to the .obj format. The .obj may import in standard blue, but retains all original mapping. This mapping may or may not translate into Maya and other subD apps . Please see also my other projects by clicking on the Gould Studios link at the top of the page.