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Mississippi Queen (for Lightwave)
• Offered By: DigimationModelBank and JHoagland
• Downloadable File Size:
1.43 M (approx.)
• Polygon Count:
• Uploaded on: 8/11/07
• System Requirements: Windows/ Mac, Lightwave 7 or higher
• File Format: Lightwave
This product contains: lwo and/ or lws files.
• Texturing: Combination
This product uses a combination of image maps and procedural shaders for textures.
Note: since this product uses procedural textures, it may not work correctly in programs other the one listed above.
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A riverboat is a specialized watercraft designed for operating on inland waterways. While a ferryboat is often used to cross a river, a riverboat is used to traverse it, while carrying passengers and cargo, or both, for revenue.
The most famous early riverboats were on the rivers of the midwestern and central southern United States, on the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri rivers in the early 19th century. It is these early steam driven river craft that typically come to mind when "steamboat" is mentioned, as these were powered by burning wood, with iron boilers drafted by a pair of tall smokestacks belching smoke and cinders, and twin double acting pistons driving a large paddlewheel at the stern churning foam. This type of propulsion was an advantage as a rear paddlewheel operates in an area clear of snags, is easily repaired, and is not likely to suffer damage in a grounding, while by burning wood, the boat could consume fuel provided by woodcutters along the shore of the river. These early boats would carry a brow (a short bridge) on the bow, so they could head in to an unimproved shore for transfer of cargo and passengers.
This version includes Lightwave files (lwo) with texture maps and procedural textures.
The model is set up for animation: the parts (hull, rudder, paddle wheels, cotton bales, and boxes) are on separate layers, each layer has its pivot point set (where applicable), and all layers are parented to the "hull" layer.
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