Post-Apocalyptic Shipping Container Sailboat V2 Staff Pick

  • January 17, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: bhoult
  • License: CC-BY
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This is an idea I had a long time ago that I wanted to visualize a little better. The basic concept is to make a sail boat / trimaran out of a 40ft and a 20ft shipping container and some bundles of PVC pipe (among other things). There is a more detailed explanation on my blog at

If anyone thinks the idea has merit and would like to suggest changes, please download and modify the blend. Sintel is thrown in to provide scale.


  • Snipperbes profile picture

    Very cool concept!

    Written January 17, 2012
  • daren profile picture

    Including Sintel for scale may be a bit of overkill, for file size I mean. Just adding a cube man usually is sufficient.

    Written January 17, 2012
  • bhoult profile picture

    Yea... well. I wanted to play with the sintel mesh a bit also. But yea... it is overkill.

    Written January 17, 2012
  • hjmediastudios profile picture

    It's an interesting concept, though. Some of your shipping containers intersect; i'd add weld lines or something similar to make it clear they're connected.

    Written January 19, 2012
  • bhoult profile picture

    Texture maps are another thing that I still need to learn. There are several changes I am planning at this point, going to add more pipes for the pontoons. Going to add pipes under the main hull as well to reduce "pancaking"... basically break up the water so it does not slap the hull.

    Definitely need to make it look dirtier... but I guess that is where texture maps come in. I assume realistic weld lines will be a texture mapping thing as well. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Written January 19, 2012