One Wheel Motor is a one-wheeled single-track vehicle similar to a unicycle. However, instead of sitting above the wheel, the rider sits either within it or next to it.
2 preloaded sets in Iray and 3Delight.
Lever and Wheel displacement adjustment (Left or Right for Wheel direction, Down or Lax for Lever)
6 customized styles that preload the Material sets in Iray and 3Delight: Matt Black, Race Style, Leave The Factory, Classic, Cafe Racer, Army
The bicycle had its origins in 1817 in the Velocipede, a powerless wheeled frame which the rider sat astride. The first reliable report of self-propulsion by means of pedal power dates to the early 1860s.
Almost immediately inventors were attempting to do away with the second wheel, and in 1869 four different machines appeared, one of them the subject of the first monowheel patent.
Why build a monowheel? Working with a single wheel could result in a more efficient mode of transport, as would the associated reduction in size, weight, and resistance. For some inventors, here was a new and simpler form of mechanised locomotion. For others, the monowheel was a toy, a novelty - albeit one with a very high thrill factor.
But there were more than a few problems inherent in the design that inventors sought to overcome - impeded view, lack of stability, the difficulty of steering and the phenomenon of "gerbiling." Because a monowheel rider relies on gravity to remain upright, if the machine accelerates or brakes too quickly, the rider spins inside the machine like a pet gerbil in its wheel.
In a conventional bicycle one wheel provides the propulsive force, the other, steering, but a monowheel wheel has to provide both. Leaning, using skids providing drag or extra small wheels or a gyroscopic steering mechanism have all been explored. Keeping upright in a monowheel requires skill and some machines employed an extra wide wheelbase to aid this.
Monowheels are still being produced and ridden today. There are monowheel enthusiasts in the UK and a British Monowheel Association, and a Monovelo machine featured in the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A monowheel was also the transport of choice of coughing cyborg bad-guy General Grievous in Star Wars Episode III.
What's Included and Features
- One Wheel Motor: (.DUF)
- Iray and 3Delight Version Available
- Hierarchical Material Options:
- Matt Black
- Race Style
- Leave The Factory
- Cafe Racer
- Genesis 3 Female Pilot Pose
- Genesis 3 Male Pilot Pose
- Textures Include:
- 533 Texture, Bump, Displacement, Normal, Reflection, Transparency and Specular Maps Maps (1024 x 1024 to 4096 x 4096)
- Daz Studio Iray Material Presets (.DUF)
- Daz Studio 3Delight Material Presets (.DUF)
- This product includes:
- 1 DSON Core Installer
- Additional Products used in Promo Images:
- Vintage Bikini
DAZ Studio 4.9
Daz Connect, Install Manager, Manual Install