Photorealistic 3d model of the retro radio VEF 216 Vilnius. This is a truly historic wireless set. Current 3d model copies the rare, collectible transistor radiopanel made in 1988, of the so-called second group of complexity. Real receiver operates seven radio-frequency bands: LW, MW, SW (4) and VHF-FM. For the first time these radios was started at the Latvian Electrical Factory VEF (Valsts Elektrotehniskā Fabrika) mainly for the needs of the Soviet Union. However, this model was so successful and practical, that it was also produced in the export version. Of course, it was exported beyond the borders of the Soviet Union. This is the copy of export version of this portable transistor radio receiver.
All the symbols on the 3d model and supporting textures are English only. The radio has a black plastic body. The strength and durability of its body, is akin to the impact resistant housing of modern military technical equipment, which is made "for centuries". At the bottom of the receiver on the right side of his body, is a large ellipsoidal speaker, closed out by flat aluminum grid. This grid is nearly the main decorative element of this vintage radio 3d model design. It is the grid makes this retro radio 3d model design unmistakably charismatic. Above the grille is a mechanical display unit. The essence of its work is that on a transparent glass is applied the range of frequencies with the band symbols (abbreviations). Under this glass, with a special mechanics, the slider pulls the horizontal plastic slat. It, in turn, is located at certain frequency bands line, which actually shows the current settings of the receiver. Its movement is carried out mechanically, with the tune wheel, located on the right side of the receiver. Real receiver is positioned as a portable and can operate autonomously, using established in a 6-cell power supply (batteries) such as D-size. On the 3d model at the bottom of the pocket is clearly visible batteries layout, as well as the their polarity following instructions, etched into the plastic lid. The back panel also plastic, but unlike the frontal decoration, the rear plastic is not polished, but matte and slightly rough. In addition, it is not black. It is pale bluish color. After a large aluminum lattice, the second of radio’s design charismatic feature is a thick antenna, located on top of the monoblock. In this retro radio 3d model, the central point of the antenna 3d model is configured so that it can freely rotate from the right fastening place. All materials on the receiver 3d model are tuned professionally and do not require any altering. Simply merge the 3d model to the scene. For all the inscriptions and embosses the high-detailed textures and bitmap masks are used, which come with a 3d model. The retro radio set 3d model scene includes a base material in which the plastic front panel is colored, that is black. However, you can paint it any color, just replace the black Diffuse by any other. For example, this radio 3d model looks stylish when it is orange or burgundy. Model also has an optimized mesh with the greatest possible number of simplifications that do not affect photo-realism, but can help to simplify it, thus lightening your scene. Use of this 3d model of a typical retro receiver, will be very suitable in the retro scenes, with the atmosphere of bygone days, and as a basis for the clip arts for using in various advertising and presentation materials.
The typical usage of retro assets is in old-style illustrations. Here is example of using this cool retro dario in New Retro Wave or GTA 3 Vice City style:
Please note that the model comes in black color with the monotonous aluminum grid. The red radio above on the orange background is only the one of the possible options of this 3d model using example.
How does this model in a studio environment, you can see on the preview above. The grid on which clearly visible to the topology of the model are also shown in the preview.
This 3d model is presented in five formats for maximum compatibility with various computer graphics packages, flexibility and ease of use:
3ds Max 5.0 and higher: [ 3ds Max 5.0 / Standard ] + [ V-Ray MAT ]
3ds Max 2008 with V-Ray: [ 3ds Max 2008 / V-Ray ]
Universal Autodesk [ FBX / Standard ]
Universally accepted [ OBJ ] + [ Obj MTL ]
Universally accepted [ 3DS / Basic ]
3ds Max 5.0 and higher: [ 3ds Max 5.0 / Standard ] + [ V-Ray MAT ]: Archive with the 3d model file of 3ds Max 5.0 format and MAT-file with 3ds Max V-Ray materials. Ideal for users, who has 3ds Max of almost any version, that is 5.0 and above.
3ds Max 2008 with V-Ray: [ 3ds Max 2008 / V-Ray ]: Archive with the original 3d model file of 3ds Max 2008 format and the V-Ray material. It is a source format and it is designed for users of V-Ray on 3ds Max 2008 and above.
Universal Autodesk [ FBX / Standard ]: Archive with the 3d model file in Autodesk FBX universal format with the standard internal materials. It is handy for use in most Autodesk applications and in the few others.
Universally accepted [ OBJ ] + [ Obj MTL ]: archive with 3d model file in a generic Wavefront OBJ format and external obj material MTL file. This format allow the easy use of this 3d model as a three-dimensional clipart in various applications, especially in those that have limitations of the 3d technologies such as in the 2D raster editor Photoshop.
Universally accepted [3DS / Basic ]: archive with 3d model file in a generic 3d studio max 3DS format with the internal basic materials. This format allow the easy use of this 3d model as a three-dimensional clipart in various applications, especially in those that have limitations of the 3d technologies such as in the 2D raster editor Photoshop.
All the textures come in a separate archive, so before you import a model into your software, do not forget to place the all textures to the prepared for this folder. Often, such a folder is a root directory with the model file.
If you are looking for more retro 3d models, also check out this well recognizable portable retro television 3d model.
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