A few years ago (early 2007)… I worked with a talented animator Jacob Patrick on a train model for an animated tv show idea of his. It was a lot of fun to create a stylized train and to work with Jacob.
Unfortunately the show was put on hold after seeing the TV commercials for Chuggington. Enjoy…
Here are some early renders and wire frame views. The model was modeled in Maya and textures were created in Photoshop. Due to a hard drive crash I lost many of the updates that were later done. For instance I changed the edge loops on the face to help with animation.
Below is a video of the model rigged. The rig was done by Raveen Rajadorai.