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Mesh Factory offers a massive collection of professionally created, fully textured, high resolution 3d models for 3ds max, Maya, Lightwave, and many other 3d animation packages. Our 3d Catalog currently includes over 890 unique 3d model subjects that are available individually, through our One-Year VIP Subscription service, or in a three-disc 3d Model DVD-ROM set! Since we opened for business in 1997, our unique 3d products have found their way into military training materials, combat simulation applications, popular magazines, and television programming worldwide. In 2006, Mesh Factory became a registered US defense contractor, solidifying our position as a major provider of military-related 3d content to the defense community. Today, Mesh Factory continues a close working relationship with many of the world’s armed forces. Mesh Factory customers now include many world governments, armed forces, a great number of popular media publishers, and the vast majority of well-known US defense contractors. We […]
George Lucas once said many of his films were never finished. From his perspective as a director/screenwriter, they were developed to the point where he had run out of time alotted and mercilessly abandoned. While I realize I will never possess the vision of George, I think I understand what he was talking about as I explore my own life’s work. Due to the sheer number of projects I’ve taken on over the years, it’s an unavoidable reality that many of my 3d projects are developed to a point where I feel I need to make an executive decision to stop the process and move on to the next subject. If I didn’t accept and act upon that realization, I know the result would be my being stuck on one model subject, super-detailing it to death, and getting absolutely nothing else done for the span of many months. While it […]
In an effort to fill out the LAV Piranha series of 3d models, here’s the build history on the new LAV-AT USMC desert variant. The “AT” variant is an Anti-Tank TOW missile equipped Piranha. Military.com states, “…The LAV-AT anti-tank missile carrier is a mobile system is capable of defeating main battle tanks and fixed fortifications…” After a bit of research, the subject I chose for this project was from the 1st Light Armor Reconnaissance (LAR) Battalion, United States Marine Corps (USMC) dubbed “Hammer of Gods” from Operation Desert Storm, 1991. Markings are Desert Sand (Federal Standard #33531) which was a new look for US armor at the time of Desert Storm. All LAVs were, at that time, painted in 3 color NATO camouflage primarily meant for deployment in a much “greener” Europe. Since I’ve already built an LAV-AT in NATO 3-color camouflage, I used that geometry as a base from which to […]
Here is the next subject to fill out our selection of modern tracked armor models. This one is the M2 Bradley IFV which will likely become available in at least two different exterior paint schemes. Throughout its service life the M2 Bradley IFV series has been updated to improve combat capabilities and survivability for both the vehicle and it’s occupants. According to Military-Today.com, there were three main improvement programs, the M2A1, M2A2 and M2A3, so this subject can be a challenge to model accurately, unless one pays very close attention to the details. After several weeks of dedicated work on this one, I was compelled to abandon it for a time while focusing on much needed website and database changes to improve our company’s internet presence. Quite soon, I’ll be re-focusing on continuing work on this one, which should lead to other, even newer Bradley variants!