Last modified on August 16, 2012
Orbital Defense Engeneering Commission

Introduction

In 1968, one year before the first manned moon landing, director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke presented their breathtaking vision of the past and future in a motion picture unlike any seen before -- or since.

2001: A Space Odyssey depicted a world where mankind has ventured deep into outer space in amazing vehicles, designed by Harry Lange and Frederick Ordway, and brought to life with astounding realism by an army of master artists, craftsmen, and special effects wizards.

This site was put together by digital artist B.J.West, back in 1999. He and many others have been drawn to creating digital recreations of these influential spacecraft. He created this site as showcase for all of us who share these passions. The site has been off-line for a while, and I chose to contact him about this void. He offered to pass the torch, and I took him up on it.

If you have created or found any 3D models of 2001 ships, . I prefer textured, high resolution, but I'll take any format, any resolution, textured or not. I'll post them here for downloading, with full credit for the creator. If you would like to obtain one of these models in a different 3D Format, write me and I'll see what I can arrange.


Downloads (In order of appearance):
All files .zip archives unless otherwise noted.

 

Orbital Themonuclear Bombs
Satellite1 Bomb 1 - United States
52K textures.
Jonathan S. Farley
 
dot Bryce - 1,086K
dot Truespace.cob - 340K
Satellite4 Bomb 3 - Chinese
5,800 Polys, 51K textures.
Jonathan S. Farley
 
dot Bryce - 371K
dot 3DStudio Max 1.0 - 191K
dot Truespace.cob - 73K
Satellite2 Bomb 4 - German
18,684 Polys, 18K textures.
Jonathan S. Farley
 
dot Bryce - 922K
dot 3D Studio Max 1.0 - 370K
dot 3D Studio R4 - 257K
dot Truespace.cob - 293K
Satellite3 Bomb 5 - French
23,300 Polys, No textures.
Jonathan S. Farley
 
dot Bryce - 1,297K
dot 3D Studio Max 2.0 - 286K
dot 3D Studio R4 - 247K
dot Truespace.cob - 269K
Space Station V
SSV1
Click here to see larger renderings.
29,269 Polys, 3 Megs textures.
Michael Powell
Textures by B.J. West
 
dot 3D Studio Max 1.0 - 852K - w/all maps.
dot Electric Image (Macintosh .SIT) - 2,003K - w/all maps.
(EI Conversion by Matt Willson)
dot Lightwave 6.0 .lwo(.RAR) - 576k
(Lightwave Conversion by Matthew Christou)

The following .zip file contains the mesh only.
Download the Max version for texture maps.
dot 3D Studio R4 - 280K
dot Lightwave.lws - 253K
SSV2 28,516 Polys, No textures.
Matthew Parker
 
dot Imagine .iob (.LHA)
dot 3D Studio R4 - 232K
djinn "Djinn" chairs (designed by Olivier Mourgue) seen on Space Station
Thanks to John Whitesel

dot 3D Studio R4
Orion III Spaceplane
Orion1
Click here to see larger renderings.
Thanks to B.J. West
 
dot 3D Studio Max 1.0 - 926K - w/all maps.
dot Electric Image (Macintosh .SIT) - 1,319K - w/all maps.
(EI Conversion by Matt Willson)
dot Lightwave scene - 782K - w/all maps.
(Lightwave Conversion by Dennis Siebert)
dot Lightwave 6.0 .lwo (.RAR) - 629k
(Lightwave Conversion by Matthew Christou)
dot Truespace .cob - 894k
(Truespace Conversion by Mark Dowman)
 
The following .zip files contain the mesh only.
Download the Max version for texture maps.

dot 3D Studio R4 - 189K
dot Imagine .iob - 252k
dot Monzoom .r4 (.LHA) - 167k
(Monzoom Conversion by Patrick Henz)
Orion2 Thanks to John Pfeiffer

dot 3D Studio R4
Aries 1B Lunar Shuttle
Ares 1B Thanks to Mauro Biolo

dot Bryce 4.0
dot Lightwave
dot 3D Studio Max 2.5 (Max conversion by B.J. West)
Clavius Moonbase
Ares 1B Thanks to Mario Zorzi

dot Lightwave (No Textures)
Moonbus
Moonbus 118,446 Polys, no textures.
Steve Burg
 
dot Lightwave.lwo - 645K
dot 3D Studio Max 1.0 - 2,396K
dot 3D Studio R4 - 2,028K
Discovery
Discovery1 64,857 Polys, No textures
Matthew Parker
 
dot Imagine .iob (.LHA)
dot 3D Studio R4 - 155K
Discovery2 Thanks to Matt Willson
 
dot Wavefront .obj - 779K
dot 3D Studio Max 2.x - 554K
dot 3D Studio R4 - 584K
dot Lightwave .lws - 475K
Discovery3 Thanks to James Berlin
 
dot POV/Moray - 73.8K
HAL9000
HAL Thanks to Mateen Greenway
 
dot 3D Studio Max 2.0
One Man Pod
pod1 Thanks to Dave Kleve
 
dot Lightwave
dot 3D Studio Max 1.0
dot 3D Studio R4
pod2 Thanks to Mike Fitzpatrick
 
dot Moray .mdl
pod3 Thanks to Sean Kennedy

dot Lightwave .lwo
dot 3D Studio Max 2.5 (Max conversion by B.J. West)
Starchild
starchild 11,890 Polys

dot Cinema4D
dot 3D Studio Max
dot 3DS
dot .OBJ

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Need texture maps for Jupiter, Earth, and the Moon? JPL/Caltech has you covered!

Looking for good reference photos? Start with Starship Modeler's 2001 Studio Model Reference Page.

Check out Scott "Capt. Cardboard" Alexander's amazing physical models.

See the 2001: exhibit, Dennis Gonzales' collection.

The HAL Project is wonderful, go get a screensaver (you know you want one).

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