Japanese Subway Train

  • August 07, 2018
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: argonius
  • License: CC-0
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This is my attempt at a Japanese style urban train. It is not an exact replica of any particular train car, in fact I made a lot of simplifications and took some artistic license. It most closely resembles a yamanote line train, mainly due to the green color scheme, which is the line I rode most frequently when I visited Japan. (and yes I know the yamanote line is not technically the tokyo subway but I wanted to give this work a simple title)

The most obvious change I made was to make the train autonomous, there is no section for a driver at the front or back, this was partly because it was simpler to model, since finding references images for those parts is difficult, and because where I live all of the trains are automated like this and I think it is cool to be able to see out the front of the train when you are riding it. Maybe one day trains in Japan will all be automated too, so think of this as a concept of the future.

The images in the background are based on a photo I took while I was in Japan, and all textures and meshed used where created by me. Feel free to use this however you like, I don't require attribution but if you use it and want to mention where you got it that would be cool. I also appreciate all of the comments I get and if you have any advice that can help me improve, since I still consider myself a beginner, that would be great!


  • PalmerNoah profile picture

    Very good job you did on this. Thanks for sharing

    Edited January 03, 2019
  • estrellita80 profile picture


    Written July 26, 2020
  • Blender Classroom profile picture
    Blender Classroom

    I'd like to give credit if I use this. Should I credit you as Argonius or something else?

    Written August 14, 2020