More models added, now including LOW-POLY models:
IMPORTANT: Before purchasing any 3D model, see the info page here. All sales are final.
All models in this catalog were created by Mike James, using Luxology's "MODO". (Also available in most 3D formats)
Updates, as of Spring, 2013:
I'm always seeking new projects, so if you have a new one in mind, contact me.
I've had the ability to create "STL" files for several years, and have done some work intended for stereolithography. ("3D Printing") Now, I also have the ability to produce files for traditional machining, (IGES, STEP, SAT, and 3DM) which opens the door for many new opportunities. Over the next few months, I'll be converting some of the files you see here to machine-ready form, and this also means that I can now model custom projects for you, with the final output goal being machine-ready parts. Exciting! (See my News page for more information.)
I'm doing the aircraft-related CG work for a new movie related to the infamous "D.B. Cooper" hijacking, which will feature an updated version of my Boeing 727 model from this catalog. The movie is called "The Man In 18C". (Ultimately, I'll make the model used in the movie available here, too.) View my follow-along article for the 3D-to-movie process here.
For those of you that prefer less expensive, low-poly assets, I'm now also offering 36 low-polygon models, to use in your games, or simply as low-overhead props in your 3D scenes. They are available individually, or as a collection. See the bottom of this page.
NEW: For those of you with larger needs, such as production companies, there's an option to buy the entire catalog for one hugely-discounted price. See the bottom of this page.
Thanks for your continued support!
- Mike James
About these models, in general:
I'm a serious aviation fan, private pilot, and skydiver. So rather than just make something that looks "kinda like" a particular thing, I'm a fanatic about the accuracy, and details. Each model represents hundreds of hours in combined research and 3D modeling, as well as updates that I do over the years, following software and hardware improvements. When possible, I go right "to the top", contacting the manufacturer, and often pay for the documentation I use. For many years, my approach has been to price these as to my opinion of what they're worth, based on all of that work. For example, my original model of the Piaggio "Avanti" P180, done in 1996, sold for many years, at $999 via Viewpoint Digital.) Today, that aircraft, which has been completely rebuilt, for better accuracy and with many more details, is $350 here.
The digital nature of these products means that they could be copied and redistributed, which not only kills your investment, but harms my business. Today, my liberal licensing agreement gives you permission to use these models in any image or animation as you wish, with no requirement to credit me, (although appreciated) but prohibits you from redistributing them in any way. In today's economy, I sell very few of these… typically only to large companies or modeling shops who need a pre-built model, in order to meet a deadline. So, to make them more accessible to everyone, I've made more of my models available, and at lower prices. Naturally, I do custom models too, so if you have a project in mind, contact me. I've put together a brief pricing guide here, which will give you an idea of what to expect. My business involves all kinds of 3D modeling, not just aircraft.
To purchase any model in this catalog, simply Email me with your request. I will then email you a copy of the licensing agreement, along with a PayPal "money request", for the amount shown here. Since most of these models are too large to be sent via email, they're delivered to you on a DVD, via US postal service. (Various file formats available, depending on your needs, including native MODO format, (lxo) LightWave Object, McNeel Rhino 3DM, Autodesk DXF, Autodesk FBX, Autodesk FBX 2006.11, Wavefront OBJ, and 3D Studio 3DS.) I take care of my customers. If you have a problem with a particular file format, I'll work with you and try to get you a version that works better with your software.
(Click any preview image below, to see more info, on each model's individual page.)
Cessna 310K in Museum Scale
Available now in ".lxo" format - Other formats available on request.
This model features an accurate exterior, along with a paint scheme based on an actual aircraft, (N6935L) structural interior for the fuselage, wings, tail parts, and landing gear, completely-detailed cabin and cockpit, and (in .lxo format) is rigged for animation. It's the primary subject on my latest DVD, "Modeling with MODO, Volume Four - Details". More info on the DVD, including preview movies, here.
Click here to view a few of the latest renders, and an animation.
The Boeing 747-8 "Intercontinental"
This is a highly-detailed, heavily rigged aircraft, suitable for posing and animating in a variety of ground and flight situations. Switchable lighting makes it suitable for night shots too. There is a moderately-detailed cabin included, so that seats will be visible through the windows, and a cargo bay with operating doors, should you choose to utilize that space.
Northrop T-38 "Talon"
Along with the Cessna 310K above, this is one of the newest models in my 3D Catalog. It includes a scale exterior, medium-level interior, and (in .lxo format) is rigged for animation, including the flight controls, retractable landing gear with sequencing doors, and along with the lighting system, an animated beacon and retractable landing light. Since the documentation used is public domain, all those documents are included, as well as the original sub-d parts and boolean cutters, so you can see the methods used to build it.Click here for a few of the latest renders, and animations.
Game designers, or anyone who needs fast, low-polygon assets for their 3D scenes will appreciate this collection of 36 aircraft. The collection includes civilian and military transports, airliners, etc.. Each one is less than 5000 polygons, and can be dropped into any 3D scene, with low associated overhead.
Click here for the preview page for my LOW-RES models.
Prices for LOW-RES models:
These low-poly models are $30 each. You can buy the entire catalog of 36 low-res aircraft for $750. (Normally $1080 if purchased individually)
Purchasing the whole catalog can save you time and money.
If you operate in a production environment, and often need "pre-fab" models, then purchasing the whole catalog is an option that can save you time and money. Email me, if you're interested in any of the following options:
- Purchase the entire HI-RES catalog - $3500 (Normally $4285 if purchased individually)
- Purchase the entire LOW-RES catalog - $750 (Normally, $1080 if purchased individually)
- Purchase both the Hi-RES AND LOW-RES catalog - $4250 (Normally $4990 if purchased individually)