Accurate very high definition Shinkansen E7 model with detailed bogie and pantograph. The model includes locomotive and 6 different wagons. Textures have a resolution of 8192 x 8192 pixel, so close-ups are possible. The locomotive and all wagons have a medium resolution interior.
Originally, the Shinkansen lines were designed for round-the-clock passenger and freight traffic. Currently, only passengers are served, and at night, all Shinkansen lines are closed from 0:00 to 06:00 in the morning for maintenance. At this time, regular trains continue to operate, which run almost parallel to the Shinkansen lines.
The traffic on the Shinkansen lines began in 1964 on the Tokaido Shinkansen at a speed of 210 km / h. The Tokaido-Shinkansen line is the busiest high-speed railway line in the world. It carries about 375,000 passengers daily. During the year, 151 million passengers were transported (March 2008). During peak hours between Tokyo and Osaka, the largest cities in Japan, there can be up to 10 trains, each consisting of 16 cars (with a capacity of 1,300 seats). Shinkansen also serves passengers traveling to major cities from remote locations.
The Shinkansen network uses a 1435 mm wide European gauge, which distinguishes it from older 1067 mm lines of the Japanese railway. The lines are electrified using a 25 kV 60 Hz single-phase alternating current system, and the voltage on the mini-shinkansen lines is 20 kV.
Three years after the start of operation, the road began to make a profit, and by 1971, due to the proceeds from the sale of tickets and services, it fully paid for the construction costs.
Modern lines, such as Nagano, Hokuriku and Kyushu, were built with a speed of 260 km / h. The “older” lines have now been upgraded to speeds of 285, 300 and 320 km / h (for the Tokaido, Sanyo, and Tohoku Shinkansen, respectively). Thus, there are only 4 lines in the world at an operating speed of 320 km / h, of which one in Japan is Tohoku-Shinkansen. It is planned to further increase the speed of operation of the Tohoku-Sinkansen to 360 km / h by the 2020th year. Earlier it was planned to achieve such a speed by 2013, but this project failed.
Most exterior parts of the model have been created as SubDivision/TurboSmooth surface. This means using the 3dSMax or the Maya 2013 version you can change the resolution/smoothness of the surface very easy.
If you import the low resolution of the .obj .fbx or .lwo version into a 3D Software that supports SubDivision surfaces you can also change the resolution/smoothness of the surface very easy. The base version of the model which is not smoothed has of 5246073 polygons.
For other software packages that do not support SubDivision surfaces the model is available in 2 different resolutions ranging from 5246073 to 6710451 polygons.
3ds Max 2010 / 3ds Max 2013 Format:
Pantographs are rigged.
3ds Max 2010 version has standard 3ds Max materials applied.
3ds Max 2013 version has VRay materials applied.
Maya 2013 Format:
A selection set for all SubDivision surface parts is included so you can change the resolution easily.
Maya 2010/ FBX/ Cinema 4D 9.6/ Lwo 6.0 / Obj/ 3ds Format:
In 2 different resolutions. The high polygon resolution is suitable for close renderings.
Previews rendered in 3dsMax using VRay.