Plastic Milk Crate

Plastic Milk Crate 3D model

A simple, but very intricate model of a plastic milk crate, available as a native 3dsmax 2012 scene file (.max), and also in several scaled .obj formats, for importing easily into other applications, like Blender, Poser, or Daz|Studio. This object is modeled to scale, using standard milk crate dimensions of 11' high, x 13' wide(sides). Since these crates are used differently by several customers, manufacturers and suppliers are said to make them accordingly, to fit the customers’ specifications, so dimensions and mould styles can vary greatly from crate to crate. The model has been UV Unwrapped, and comes complete with texture maps for the color/diffuse, material channels. I've provided 4 different color texture maps in maximum quality JPG format, with resolution of 2048x2048 pixels, which is suitable for close-up rendering. Notice that you may need to tweak, or adjust, the diffuse and specular intensity on the model after import, to ensure an optimum render result. Seamless procedural materials should work fine on this model as well, and actually encouraged.

I modeled this object with the minimal amount of polygons needed to achieve the desired shape, however, I did add additional supporting edges to the model in order to create beveled edges to catch the light, and reduce any potential for render artifacts across various 3D render platforms. This model is not intended for high resolution rendering and visualization, and is not suited for real-time game engines, without some optimization. The object consists of 20,989 polygons in total, and 19,344 vertices. The model is 99.5% quad polygons, and 0.3% triangles. There are no polygons on this model that exceed 4 sides.

*All preview renders were made with the Octane render engine, using the exactly the same texture maps that are included with the model. Please review the special instructions for OBJ import.

You are free to use or modify this model as you see fit for your own projects or scenes. As with all my freebies, this model can be used for both commercial and non-commercial renders. You may not, however, resell these objects, or any derivative of them; individually, or as part of a package/set.

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Plastic Milk Crate
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Plastic Milk Crate
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 (.max)2.02 MBVersion: 2012Renderer: Default (Scanline)
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl) (2 files)5.97 MB
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx)1.68 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2015-03-27
  • Model ID#122779
  • Animated
  • Rigged
  • VR / AR / Low-poly
  • PBR
  • Geometry Polygon mesh
  • Polygons 20,989
  • Vertices 19,344
  • Textures
  • Materials
  • UV Mapping
  • Unwrapped UVs Non-overlapping
  • Plugins used