Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rodluc2001 competition: Slideshow with all the entries

Again: was great and fun!

here a little slideshow (watch in HD for better experience) with all the entries, the winners and all the partecipants.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

...and the Winner is...

The competition is ended, the jury gave its verdict!!

Thanks goes to really legendary Judes! and all the partecipants!

Every image was given a rating from each judge according to 4 criteria:

here the winners and the winner's images:

1st classified and the winner : Alessandro Mancini (195 points)

we have 2 second place!

Gill Rogers (182 points)

Virginie Collomb (182 points)

in the next days i will contact the winners for the prizes, what they win? take a look here:

Thanks again and see you the next year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Free 3D Model for subscribers and followers: Kamino Tipoca City

Here is the latest effort of 2012, from the mythical world of Star Wars a model inspired by the city of Tipoca the planet Kamino.

If you want this model (vob for vue 8 and Obj with maps and textures) follow this link you will be able to get the model totally for free.

In order to obtain the download link is necessary to subscribe the site or follow on twitter @rodluc, once registered mail me to, so it's easier to send you the link asap.

Kamino's capital, Tipoca City, consisted of a network of stilt structures that spanned more than a hundred kilometers along Kamino's western equator and was considered by many to be the heart of Kaminoan society. 
The millions of Kaminoans who occupied Tipoca worked either with the cloning program or with the bureaucracy. No Kaminoans took residence within the city, nor was there any public space. Nearly all Kaminoans who worked within the city lived in numerous satellite cities situated around the capital. Constant traffic ran to and from Tipoca, as workers, bureaucrats, and many others traveled to and from their homes. The only living space in the city was the quarters of the prime minister and the military staff, and a group of apartments for cloning scientists. 
The scientists resided in Tipoca in alternating shifts of three months each before returning to their homes and families.*


Rendered with Vue 10
Rendered with Vue 10 - postwork with Photoshop

Saturday, December 15, 2012

3D Model: The evolution of Scifi suburbs blocks

After the glorious era of my model sci-fi blocks of 2009, I thought it was time to create a new set of blocks for the creation of futuristic cities.

I learned a lot from the first version, for example, that you should not overdo the number of polygons and the Variety of the blocks must be extensive.

So compared to the first version, this provides 10 blocks and the numbers of polygons are optimized, also 2 special models with some street neon billboard is provided.

you can get it for 12.50 US dollars from Turbosquid YURdigital and soon from Renderosity.

or buy from here (only 9,00 us dollars)

Have you the original vol. 1? get the vol.2 for only 5.00 us dollars! how? send me an email for details:

The model will be soon available in the marketplace and those who have already purchased the original version of 2009 will get a special rebate

A little showreel...

the first rendering with the blocks! (rendered with vue 10) - click for a big version!

sunset shot with alternative texture maps with windows-lights on

Sunday, December 2, 2012

3D free Model : Cantina Bar Released!

As you can see here the model inspired by the famous Cantina Bar from Stawars (TM) is ready and you can download it from this page.

The biggest effort has been made to the internal part of the model, whereas the outside is not particularly detailed.

The version for 3d studio max contains some arches very detailed, to avoid a 600 MB file as obj these arches were removed,  so if you use the max version is better if your PC has enough RAM to have no performance problems.

Here 2 fast rendering made with Vue 10 for rendering made with 3d Studio (and a little stupid video promo) take a look here.

rendered with vue 10

rendered with vue 10

The model is released in 3 file format: .MAX for 3d studio max 2010 (vray 2) . OBJ (with maps and .mtl) and .VOB for Vue 8, download the zip form here (91 megabytes)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

3D model : Naboo Style Houses POSER Version!

Hi all, a Poser (8) version of my Naboo Style Houses will be available soon.

The version will be a poser native Props and will also feature a specific version of the Naboo Palace and the two free houses as a prop.
The maps pack have also many reflective maps, you can use the reflective maps to make the windows reflective!

Stay tuned for the release!

an exemple: what you can do with this model pack!

One of the houses in Poser 8

The Naboo Style Houses Poser Props

The Poser Folder of Naboo props for installation.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

3D free model: WIP Cantina Bar form Star Wars (TM) !

Hey Folks, it's time to a new 3d model inspired by my favourite saga: StarWars (TM).

UPDATE: Model released and totally free, go here

This Time, no following or subscribing is needed! simply totally free 3D model.

just a little promo ;)

Well, the model is a WIP and i need a little time to complete and release it... (specially external details...)

Be patient! and take a look: some WIP snapshot! ;)

The blueprint that i've discovered on Net by J. Weatherly

An original shot from the movie  Star wars episode IV

Render #1 - WIP - vray2 3d studio max 2010

Render #2 - WIP - vray2 3d studio max 2010

Render #3 - WIP with some guys... (poser people not included...) - vray2 3d studio max 2010
Render #4 - WIP with some guys alternative POV... (poser people not included...) - vray2 3d studio max 2010

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Free 3D Model for subscribers and followers: Jabba Palace from Star Wars (TM)

Forget Disney and Episode VII and look here!

If you want this model (vob for vue 8, max for 3d studio 2010 and Obj with maps and textures) follow this link you will be able to get the model totally for free.

In order to obtain the download link is necessary to subscribe the site or follow on twitter @rodluc, once registered mail me to, so it's easier to send you the link asap.

"Hutt Castle, often simply called Jabba the Hutt's Palace after its owner, a large stone and durasteel complex, was located at the fringes of the Northern Dune Sea on the planet of Tatooine. Originally erected as a monastery of the B'omarr Order, the buildings eventually fell into the hands of two major crimelords: first an outcast and gang leader called Alkhara and later Jabba the Hutt, a notorious crime lord from Nal Hutta.
While the structure underwent many additions in the way of fortification and technological advances, the basic structure of the complex remained the same throughout its existence. Composed of a central rotunda and a taller spire adjacent to it, the ridge-side retreat also boasted an underground hangar and maintenance bay. Deep in the monastery's subterranean chambers, Jabba the Hutt made a throne room which sat on top of a pit housing a pet rancor. The Hutt used this beast for a dual purpose: protection and entertainment. At the flick of a switch, a concealed door in the floor of the chamber could deposit a threatening guest into an inescapable pit while onlookers could watch as the rancor made short work of its meal."*


A classic sunset shot, with the two suns of Tatoine

A rear view of the Palace

A closer shot in a daylight atmosphere

image made by Paul Hamilton

With the buildings model the package have also a terrain for the best positioning of the palace.


  • First become a follower or a subscriber (here for the istructions or here if you have a twitter account)
  • Second SEND ME an email (, a simple mail like : " i'm your follower XXXX (or subscribwer YYY), please send me the link of models for followers/subscribers" 
  • Third:  i will send you the direct links!


Curious about how many 3d models for followers/subscribers are available for free? take a look here

Thursday, November 8, 2012

3D free model: Two Naboo Buildings

Do you love Star Wars (TM) movies and my Naboo free Palace and Houses Pack?

If yes, don't miss these two new 3d buildings TOTALLY FREE.

You can download Naboo house free 1 ONLY from Yurdigital as a free stuff here, and Naboo house free 2 from here.

With this addiction and the others originals Rodluc's Naboo models you can make city like these in minutes!

The houses pack and the two Naboo free models.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

3d Model: inspired by Naboo Houses Pack

Yurdigital was be the first on release the package, get it from here!
or go to Renderosity Marketplace or Turbosquid

or buy directly from my site (only 9.00 dollars!)

just a little promo...

Made with Vue 10 using free Naboo palace and Naboo houses pack 

Made with Vue 10 using free Naboo palace and Naboo houses pack  (go here for get two free model from Naboo set)

I never imagined such a big success for the model of the royal palace of Naboo: thousands of downloads!

Free model Naboo palace

For those who do not know the palace of Naboo (the saga of Star Wars) is a free model that you can download for free from my website at this link.

Another view of free model Naboo palace

Unfortunately the palace building is not enough to recreate the atmosphere of the capital city of the planet Naboo, marked by numerous buildings in neoclassical style.

So I decided to create a dozen buildings inspired by some photographs retrieved from the film Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Here you can see another image made with Vue 10 (some star wars stuff come from, the package will soon be available on the marketplaces with which I am affiliated.

BUT, pay attention! you can get for FREE a copy of the package with the houses of Naboo!

Simply participating in the Rodluc's competition2012, how? simply send an image to the competition and automatically you will appreciate the package! take a look here for competition timing and rules.

Stay tuned and don't miss the opportunity to get for free this awesome package (format: obj with maps and textured, vob for vue 10 and max for vray2 and 3d studio max 2010).

Free 3D model: an unnecessary rubber toy!

I stole a toy from my son and I took pictures from different angles.

Then using a 3D photo reconstruction software I created a model, which I corrected several defects using Zbrush, the result is a useless 3D model of a toy that I give you for free gladly :)

Smoking bear toy rendered with Vue10
You can download from here (30 mega zip, format vob for vue8, max for 3d studio max 2010 and Obj for all the others, map included)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Free 3D model : old Bookshop

Just playing with 3d studio and one of the best free plug-in: Ivy and voilà! i've a new model in  my hands...
No castles or medieval stuff this time, but a tiny bookshop with a lots of books...

The model is for "outside" rendering, but you can insert what you want inside... and only the right ivy is included, others flowers and plants are not included, if you like it you can buy it: is an Evermotion stuff

The version with maps that you can download here (100 mega) is ONLY for Vue 10 (.vob format)

Here a OBJ version (40 mega) textured but without maps...

You can download the VOB version here (about 100 megabytes size) and OBJ version (without maps! about 40 mega) here

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rodluc's 3D models Competition 2012

We have the winners! click here
Rodluc2001 is honored to invite you to participate in the "Rodluc's 3D models Competition 2012".
The competition is open to all who wish to participate (no subscription or twitter following required)

Create an image of any kind of environment using one or more 3D models made by me (free or commercial), you can download all the free models from this website, or download special 3d models for followers and subcribers simply following these guidelines, or buy the commercial models from the marketplace.

Send your image for competition! attach the file (see rules at the bottom of this page) in the body text insert your name, an image description, the name of the rodluc's models used and the 3D software used.


The competition start october 15 and end december 15, 2012, winners will be announced a week before Christmas.

The Prizes

With over $200 worth in prizes, the winners will have:

1° Prize : A Gigabyte Mega pack with all the 3D models made by Rodluc2001 (free and commercial) 
2° Prize : Two 3D commercial models made by Rodluc2001, selected by second classified
3° Prize : One 3D commercial model made by Rodluc2001, selected by third classified

For all the competitors that send me an image : The exclusive pack "Naboo Houses pack" (not aivailable until the end of the competition)  with some nice buildings perfect for my free model Naboo palace. 

The Jury

A special thanks goes to some of the best 3D artists in the scene, your images will be judged by these great artists:

The Rules

  1. Only one submission per participant is allowed.
  2. The submitted image must not have been published before and cannot be published until the winners are announced.
  3. You may use your 3D application of choice.
  4. Images should be at least 1024 pixels wide or 768 pixels high, in JPG format only, and no larger than 900KB.
  5. The submitted image can be in any style, realistic or imaginary.
  6. Using at least one model of rodluc (or more) for your rendering, keep in mind that the judges will focus primarily on the artistic use of the rodluc model chosen.
  7. Please refrain from posting any images containing nudity and/or violence.
  8. Slight postwork is allowed but please keep in mind to focus your scene on the Rodluc's model
  9. The submitted image must be original artwork and should not infringe on any intellectual property rights.
  10. By submitting your image you indicate your acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth in the Submission Agreement. In short, you warrant that your work is original and does not infringe any intellectual property rights, and you grant Rodluc2001 the right to publish your picture (and only your picture). 
  11. The decision of the judges is final, and not open to debate.
Thanks to e-on inspiration about these rules :P

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Free 3D Model for subscribers and followers: Rocca di San Marino

The wait was long (damn holidays!) but I think the result is good.
Format available: 3d max 2010 (vray2) - OBJ (textured) - Vob for Vue10 (for previous version just import the obj format).

Pay attention: it's a 98 megabytes zip files...

In order to obtain the download link is necessary to subscribe the site or follow on twitter @rodluc, once registered mail me to, so it's easier to send you the link asap.

“The distance between the cities of Rimini and San Marino is thirteen miles, and the road, though so steep when within a few miles of the mountain as to require the addition of oxen to the carriage, is kept in excellent condition. After a pleasant drive of ten miles through a fertile valley abounding in vineyards and cornfields, the traveller arrives at the northern boundary of the republic. Here a stone formerly bore on one side the initials S. P. (Pontifical States), and on the other R. S. M. (Republic of San Marino), but time has obliterated all traces of the letters.”
from “The Republic of San Marino” 1880 by Charles Bruc, duca di Busignano 

There you can found the beautiful Castle called "Rocca di San Marino" and if you are one of my twitter followers of website subscribers you can have it TOTALLY for free.


  • First become a follower or a subscriber (here for the istructions or here if you have a twitter account)
  • Second SEND ME an email (, a simple mail like : " i'm your follower XXXX (or subscribwer YYY), please send me the link of models for followers/subescribers" 
  • Third:  i will send you the direct links!


Curious about how many 3d models for followers/subscribers are available for free? take a look here

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Venice by Night : a tutorial about lights!

The city lights at night are always fascinating.

So I decided to try to make my own version of the 3D night view of a city, thanks to CityEngine I exported the fantastic model of Venice as OBJ and I imported into 3d studio max.

using a dim light and the engine Vray GI I defined the minimum required light level.

I finally i've solved the lighting from the bottom of the houses with a little trick: I've duplicated the mesh walkpath, which runs around the houses and using a VRayLight with the mesh parameter to indicate that that the light would be produced directly from the mesh.

You can also play with the light parameter "texture" and use some HDRI map to create nice light effect like this one:

...and a little video... (watch in HD!!)