Vault-Tec Approved: 3D Models Inspired by the Fallout TV Show

Jesse Radonski 3D Modeling Leave a Comment

Unless you’ve been living in an underground vault, you might have heard that Amazon’s Fallout TV show has been raking in viewers — 65 million in the first 16 days according to Variety. Our team is among the millions. 

So we wanted to take some time to draw inspiration from the desolate, stylized beauty of Fallout’s post-apocalyptic world. Journey with us as we explore the remnants of a once-thriving civilization, where Atomic Age robots and mutated monstrosities tell a story of survival.

Hellish Sheriff | Andryuha1981

Fallout’s world is populated with threats of all shapes, sizes, and levels of intelligence. Ghouls in particular range from single-minded aggression to smarter, weapon-wielding characters like the one Walton Goggins portrays in the series.

If you’re starting out using Unity, this character model could be a fun place to begin customizing and animating your own ghoul. And, of course, you can’t have a character like this without …

German Shepherd | Superb CG

A loyal companion. While the dog in the TV show isn’t named, many experienced players of the games refer to this companion as Dogmeat. This NPC sticks with your character through thick and thin, which to be frank, is worth the price of the asset if you ask us.

If you need more convincing, a dog 3D model with multiple 4K maps, rigging, animation, and fur provides numerous uses across projects. You can even include it in close-up shots since it’s detailed with pupils, teeth, and a tongue. 

Low Poly Robot | Hisqiefurqoni86

Not all threats in the Fallout universe are mutated beings. Factions like the Brotherhood of Steel, the Enclave, and even some raiders use power armor for combat and heavy labor.

This low-poly robot includes rigged and unrigged versions native to Blender. For an added touch to its combat flair, a sword and shield can be equipped to intimidate even the most hearty of wasteland explorers.

Fallout Shelter Interior | QLEE

We’ve already seen threatening people in power armor and vicious ghouls, so it probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that some vault dwellers would prefer to remain dwelling … in their vaults.

This fallout shelter contains 578 different objects and is built to real-world scale, so there’s a lot of room for creativity in how you want to tell a story about people who’d rather stay safe with their Vault Boy figurines than brave the radiated world above.

Leviathan Sea Creature | A_Akhtar

We don’t want to spoil anything from the TV series, but let’s just say it shouldn’t surprise anyone that a radioactive nuclear wasteland can create some rather large creatures. If you have seen the first season, you probably know where we’re drawing our inspiration.

This highly detailed sea creature is game ready, and if you need more monstrous creatures, consider exploring A_Akhtar’s related models on TurboSquid. There are plenty of tentacles, fangs, and claws to choose from!

Jellyfish Robot | Aries_3D

Robots in the Fallout universe come in various shapes depending on their uses; however, this jellyfish robot is more closely inspired by the Mr. Handy bot in the show or the Miss Nanny bots in the games.

You really can’t go wrong with a bot like this in any sci-fi setting, especially if your characters need a sentient AI companion for some deep-sea exploration. Equip it with advanced defense mechanisms, and it could patrol and secure underwater military bases, detect enemy submarines, or neutralize underwater mines.

Junkyard Assets | PackDev

Where there are junkyards in Fallout, raiders usually aren’t too far away — they’ll do just about anything for some bottlecaps i.e. money. If you’re storing power armor in this area, be sure not to leave it unattended.

These assets are native to Unreal Engine and can also be used in Unity, so if you’re a game developer who needs some optimized 3D models for real-time performance, you’ll have 45 meshes at your fingertips.

In the world of Fallout, adventure is only steps away from the safety of your vault. We hope this blog post inspired you to grab your Pip-Boy and begin building a nuclear wasteland of your creation. Just be sure to keep an eye out for Deathclaws!

Want to find more Fallout-inspired 3D models?

TurboSquid has 3D models of animals, vehicles, architecture, and more!


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