Medieval drawbridge gate with animation

Medieval drawbridge gate with animation Low-poly 3D model


Low-poly historical accurate reconstruction of a drawbridge with lifting arms (gaffs) and counterweights mechanism for castle or town gates. This form was very common from the 14th century onwards. Due to the counterweight, the bridge can be operated by only one person, by pulling or releasing a rope attached to its end. The arms or gaffs fit in slits in the outer wall, when the bridge is lifted.

The file includes:

  • Gate house wall section including an upper level floor segment
  • Wooden drawbridge with metal fittings, hinges, chains and gaffs with counterweight
  • Opening and closing animation


  • Wall segment with gate, corbels, etc. (580/638)
  • Drawbridge (3,346/4,538)
  • Gaffs with counterweight (1,658/2,133)
  • Each chain (2,568/2,592)

Further Information

Models are:

  • Fully mapped and textured with PBR material (4k).
  • In real world scale (meters).
  • Logically grouped, layered, attached, linked and named.
  • Pivots in correct positions

  • Animated

  1. - closing / lifting drawbridge: frame 0 - 100
  2. - opening / lowering drawbridge: frame 120 - 220
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Medieval drawbridge gate with animation
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Medieval drawbridge gate with animation
Royalty Free License 
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3D Modeling
Low-poly Modeling
UV mapping
3D Scanning
PBR modeling
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 (.max)4.91 MBVersion: 2017Renderer: Mental Ray
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl) (2 files)2.14 MB
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx)1010 KB
  • 3D Studio (.3ds)785 KB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2021-05-03
  • Model ID#3019272
  • Animated approved
  • Rigged
  • VR / AR / Low-poly approved
  • PBR approved
  • Geometry Polygon mesh
  • Polygons 11,276
  • Vertices 13,205
  • Textures
  • Materials
  • UV Mapping
  • Unwrapped UVs Non-overlapping
  • Plugins used
  • Ready for 3D Printing