Commodore 64 Fan Art

  • January 22, 2015
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: BlenderGabe
  • License: CC-BY-NC-SA
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detailed reconstruction of the Commodore 64 with materials and shaders (Blender Cycles)

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  • floydkids profile picture

    Wow! Great job! If this wasn't blend swap I would think that you were selling the real thing on eBay!

    Edited January 22, 2015
  • broflodge profile picture

    VERY NICE! looks like the real thing! thank you so much for sharing!

    Written January 23, 2015
  • Mettanine profile picture

    Awesome! Nicely detailed. You almost expect that if you lift the top, there will be an actual board inside. And then you do and there IS a board inside... albeit just a texture. But for a moment there I was stunned. ;) Very very nice work!

    Written January 23, 2015
  • Mikel007 profile picture

    Hey i had the commodore 64 for about 28 years. That is nostalgia. It had 64 KByte workspace (!!! ) and (i belive) a Motorola 6502 CPU (without a graphic processor or something else). Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Edited January 23, 2015
  • broflodge profile picture

    Indeed, no gfx processor; it was all done through the CPU (like most if not all of the home computers of that era). The C64 has a dedicated sound chip called SID (also like most of the consumer computers back then).

    Written January 23, 2015
  • Jambalah profile picture

    Commodore 64 has a dedicated graphic chip. Its name is VIC II (NTSC and PAL) and it has 16 K of memory to manage screen, fonts and sprites. Screens are 320x200 (160x200 using extended colour mode which doubles horizontal pixels), three text modes (standard, multicolor and extended) and two screen modes (hires and multicolor), 16 sprites, scrolling register and one of the most important features of this little gem: the raster. Unlike other computers of that time C64 allows to manipulate the raster behaviour (stop, slow motion, directions, starts from a preferred point of screen, etc) so to create different effects (more than 16 sprites and smooth scroll are the most knew). This was and still is a great 8-bit machine!

    Edited January 23, 2015
  • broflodge profile picture

    Thanks for your detailed info that's correcting my wrong assumption... I used to own a ZX Spectrum back then you see!

    Written January 24, 2015
  • mathmaniac profile picture

    That's awesome. Looks just like my own old C64. Amazing details. You made my day pal. Kudos

    Written January 23, 2015
  • wilsonp profile picture

    Fantastic! Looks great.. whats next a C2N or a 1541 drive? ;)

    Written January 23, 2015
  • BMF profile picture

    Nice modeling and texturing. In 1978, I purchased a Heath Kit which was a box full of parts to solder to the motherboard. The first one I put together shorted out when I turned it on and blew one of the vacuum tubes to pieces. The second one I built worked. I've been putting together my own custom computers ever since.

    You brought back good memories of the early days of personal computers.

    Written January 23, 2015
  • broflodge profile picture

    I have the same sort of experience with the Science of Cambridge MK14. It must have been around the same time. We got the thing working without a glitch. SoC later became Sinclair Research of ZX81 and ZX Spectrum fame...

    Written January 23, 2015
  • Volstag profile picture

    Very beautiful!! perfect!!

    Written January 23, 2015
  • bjoru profile picture

    Very nice! Waiting for a 1541:-) We still have a couple of C64, C128, Amiga, ZX-81, Oric-1 laying around!

    Edited January 24, 2015
  • docbother profile picture

    I missed this one. Was my first computer. Had to know 6502 (6510) assembly language to do anything interesting. And the 1541 floppy drive? It took all day to load a 20k program.

    Thanks for the memories.

    Written July 08, 2015
  • deepred profile picture

    A very nice job, thanks! My inner 5-year-old has reawakened.

    And just for fun, I'm converting this model to use in DAZ Studio 4.8.

    Written August 30, 2015
  • rifase2078 profile picture

    Amazing! I still have mine, and this looks just like it.

    Written January 13, 2021