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The daVinci Tank - Why it doesn't work - 3D animation


Shubol writes:

This is the first episode of my series about forgotten, rare, crazy and also most successful battle machines of all time. Created and rendered in Blender (E-Cycles), composited and edited in daVinci Resolve.

For 360° panorama interior view visit my website.

Hope you like it. C&C always welcome.



  1. I think the small holes would be enough for people to see inside the tank as much as they need to.
    Also, not all medieval light by sources of such oil lamps would easily set your home burning.

    Other be than that, I think your impression about the issue is very much on spot. :)


    LOL ...... this was a really entertaining doc. Until you start to break it down you really don't notice what the tank could really do. Your modeling and animation where GREAT.


  3. All of Da Vinci's designs had a flaw in their mechanical structure. This is because the theft of plans and ideas was very common in his day. And this prevented his work from being duplicated by rivals who worked for other nobles. There was a lot of friction between the different areas of Italy and the nobility that controlled them. This is why Leonardo was designing war machines at this time. His Patron wanted them in case of hostilities with other nobles.

    He also knew a great deal about wooden construction and what materials would work for a given design. I saw a show where modern day engineers tried to build one of his catapults. They said that the materials he used would be inferior for the task. They tried many different materials and none worked. But when they finally used what Da Vinci recommended it worked beautifully. And they were quite surprised.

    You are quite correct that it is an impractical design based on weight of the materials and manpower needed to operate it. I just wanted to inject a bit of background and historical info.

    Please keep up the great work on these items. I really enjoyed this video and am looking forward to more of them. Thank You. :)

  4. This is a great video, short but precise. Keep the videos coming, they are an inspiration to us all to try something different but yet challenging.

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