Does any one have a 3d bicycle model to share?

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Recently, I have received a few emails from readers who are looking for 3d computer models of road or mountain bikes. They want to use them as a template for a new design that they are toying with or as a structure for designing parts. Since I haven’t taken the time to model any bikes in 3d (at least not since I modeled this rear half of a bike 10 plus years ago), I can’t really help them out. Does anybody know a source on the web for files like this? I have seen dxf and studio max models of bicycles on the web at places like 3d Café and High End 3d, but generally these are very rough models of bikes to be used in a scene and are not very accurately constructed. If you know of a source for a good detailed bicycle model, please leave a comment.

One of these days, I will model a 3d road bike myself in Rhino, but who knows when I’ll ever get around to it. Free time is pretty hard to find. Besides, Spring is in the air and I would much rather be riding outside than sitting at a computer.


6 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 22, 2006 at 8:58 am -  Reply

    Hi, I’m currently working at Nicolai and have been doing some work on the GCON standard. This is the standard for gearbox transmission bicycles, information can be found at g-boxx.org Also on the same site under CAD DATA are CAD models for people wanting to design or manufacture a gearbox bike. There is some data available for the main frame and rear triangle. Hope this helps – Joe

    PS I’m an Industrial Design Graduate and I want to design bikes. Do you have any advice on how I could get into the industry?

  2. James June 22, 2006 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Joe, Sounds like interesting work that you are doing. If you are interested in making contacts in the bike industry, send me some samples of related design work that you have done. I would be happy to post a few images along with your contact info so that any interested industry people can contact you.

  3. basman33 June 29, 2006 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    (quote) PS I’m an Industrial Design Graduate and I want to design bikes. Do you have any advice on how I could get into the industry? (quote)

    Hi, design bikes you would like to have for yourself…. and who knows…. maybe you will find the same luck as I did last year! One of my designs is being produced in semi-large numbers at this moment. Check my site for more info on this. Greetz and good luck!

  4. M.E. September 4, 2007 at 4:44 am -  Reply

    I’m working on a Lightwave model of my Columbia 2005 Comfort Bike, because I want to model many variations of some modifications I’ll be doing to it, before I actually start the work. Before I committed to spending all that time, though I did a hunt for models too (which is still ongoing).

    Some free models I’ve found, which may not be detailed enough for everyone’s purpose:
    http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=807
    http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=11186
    http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=859

    Some free parts:
    http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=30344

    There are also purchaseable models I located as well, but I don’t know how detailed they are, either:
    Several complete bikes as well as just detailed parts are here:
    http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_search.aspx?id_category_0=1&search=bike
    http://www.the3dstudio.com/product_details.aspx?id_product=9674
    http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/244217

    free and purchaseable:
    http://www.turbosquid.com/Search/Index.cfm?FuseAction=ProcessSearch&intStartRow=1&intMediaType=2&istSearchKey=bike

  5. farid April 8, 2008 at 3:20 am -  Reply

    hi, if you want to download 3d model bicycle, i have one mountain bike the type is blur XC from santa cruz. visit http://www.architectnote.com navigate menu free 3d model.

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