3D Charaina of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

3D Charaina of Guru Gobind Singh Ji

Taran3D joined with the Sikh Museums Initiative to recreate one of the 4 Charaina (Body Armour plates) of Guru Gobind Singh ji worn by him in the battle of Bhangani in 1688

The first phase of this project was unveiled at the Third Dasam Granth Seminar in California, USA on 9th April 2016. It featured an interactive digital recreation of one of the 4 armour plates, which features Gurbani from the Akaal Ustat, written by Guru Gobind Singh ji.

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“The ability to recreate and share these artefacts in digital form and make them available via modern technology will give future generations of Sikhs access to pieces of history which are either lost or inaccessible”
Taran Singh, 3D Artist

The plate in question is the most damaged of the 4 and missing parts of the pattern were recreated by taking similar sections of the pattern and gurmukhi letters from undamaged parts of the armour.

missing parts of gurmukhi script

The whole armour was created from scratch in 3D using low quality catalogue photos. The Gurmukhi was painstakingly hand painted digitally and each component of the gold koftgari pattern was created and then pieced together to make up the full pattern.

We believe given access to the actual artefacts, we could create more accurate and better quality digital representations that can be used to preserve and educate future generations.

The second phase will involve completing the other 3 plates of armour and creating a touch screen based exhibit.

3d model of kirpan

Kirpan 3D Model

July 4, 2010 |  by  |  3DS Max, Historical, Modelling  |  2 Comments

Nothing much to say really, just a 3D model of a traditional Sikh kirpan. I was aiming to create a fairly simple low polygon model and let the photo texture do the rest of the work. Really enjoyed modelling this one as it has a beautiful curve on the blade. Decided to do an animation of the dagger as if for a virtual exhibition type of display. Read More

Turban Armour (Chand Tora)

Turban Armour (Chand Tora)

May 14, 2010 |  by  |  3D, 3DS Max, Featured, Historical, Modelling  |  1 Comment

Here is an ornament that was traditionally worn by sikh soldiers on their turbans meant for going into battle. The “Chand Tora” is a metal symbol consisting of a crescent and a double edged sword, it is held in place at the front of the turban by woven chainmail cord tied in a pattern within the turban to protect the head from slashing weapons.This particular design was inspired from an image that used to be on the original sarbloh.com website. I mixed it with a circular chakar shape with a bar down the centre that would be used to secure the armour to the turban using metal wire. Read More