View Full Version : Peterbilt 379 with frameless (warning Large Pic)

February 23rd, 2013, 03:16 PM
I don't know if this is the proper place to put this thread so if I'm wrong mods please correct me.

Does anybody know where I can find a Peterbilt 379 and or a frameless coal bucket like in this pic?
Steve Juliano

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February 23rd, 2013, 05:18 PM
fdc has a few on the DLS > I THINK they are 379's. Also, depends on what you want - static scenery, drivable, animated?

I'll bet their are some from the Euro creators, but they may have polish, german etc naming and would be harder to find. Use google translate.

Google 3D whse has 10 pages + of 379's in varying configurations and frameless/bellydump trailers too.

All of the one's I on 3Dwhse use simple textures and would look cartoony in Trainz.

I could find no free frameless dump trailer models.

All would need to be optimized - stripping interior details, unnecessary objects and then textured well, say in Blender or 3DS max.

There is a free model of the tractor here http://3dmodel.domawe.com/search/peterbilt


February 23rd, 2013, 05:47 PM
How does one go about importing those models so they can be used in Trainz?


February 23rd, 2013, 06:55 PM
1. Obtain Blender or Sketchup both free, or 3DS max 3200 USD - These are apps that have export to Trainz capability - Obtain the exporters - install them.

2. Learn how to use the software for editing the models - making the models as low Poly as possible

3. Learn how to texture the models - UV mapping phototextures made in Photoshop or GIMP, or applying pre-set materials in the modeler apps, or phototexturing in sketchup > in sketchup not too hard once you've practised a bit.

4. Learn how to setup the models for export > export the model

5. Import them into trainz with the content manager

All of the above takes alot of time to learn. Unless you're using Sketchup, which will take some learning but alot less time and or money.

OR, ask someone here who's into vehicle modeling to make them for you


February 23rd, 2013, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I'll be looking into it.