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Mike Nuts
09-11-2005, 03:54 PM
Hi all,

I want to model a serie of free car wheels and I'm a bit worried about the scale/dimensions of the wheel and parts of the wheel. Other will be able to download and use these wheels and put them on their 3D cars so I want to make sure they will fit. Some questions I hope someone here can answer:

- what is the preferred size of car wheels? Diameter: 15" 16" or 17", Width?
- Is that including the tire? What is the preferred/common size of the tires?
- When the main attachment screws are not covered by some plate, how far should they be apart? Does it 'really' matter? (considering the axis)
- What's an acceptable/maximum poly count for a high detail wheel after smoothing once, and twice?
- Any other tips/advice?

tia!

Mike Nuts
09-13-2005, 02:33 PM
Maybe some pictures will help:

http://www.3dnuts.com/images/forums/wheel.jpg

http://www.3dnuts.com/images/forums/wheel3.jpg

Anyone?

Siloer
09-13-2005, 04:22 PM
Nice wheels,its down to the end user to scale the wheels to fit thier model,how can anyone be expected to know the scale.





Jim

Mike Nuts
09-13-2005, 05:42 PM
Thanks Siloer.

I've decided to use reference pics even though I'll be creating original rims only (as far as they can be original). On a side note, I'm also working on a tutorial on how to create these rims in 3dsm 7 and should be finished within a day or two. It'll be mostly a modeling tutorial for beginners, but I think I found a good way to create rims (all the common designs) in just a matter of minutes.


Still, if anyone has anything to say about the scale don't hesitate to reply. I'm especially interested in hearing something from experienced car modelers... :shrug:

Mike Nuts
09-15-2005, 05:57 AM
On a side note, I'm also working on a tutorial on how to create these rims in 3dsm 7 and should be finished within a day or two.

Done. Turned out to become quite a detailed tutorial.
http://www.3dnuts.com/tutorials/mod_rim.shtml

It's about creating these rims in 3dsm v7+
http://www.3dnuts.com/tutorials/wheel/rims_xl.jpg

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