View Full Version : Vehicle: My NSX

11-12-2003, 04:43 AM
Based on the Mobil 1 Racing NSX,
but changed to suit my style.
Modeled in Maya, and rendered with
Mental Ray. Created for my portfolio.

11-12-2003, 04:56 AM
great image man! superb!

good lighting and texturing too!

more images plz!:thumbsup:

11-12-2003, 06:29 AM
not a big fan of cg cars... but nice job

11-12-2003, 06:38 AM
Nice job. Mind if I take it for a spin?

11-12-2003, 07:29 AM
Very Nice. :p I love that damn japanese car :buttrock:

11-12-2003, 08:26 AM
speechless.....just perfect!

11-12-2003, 10:22 PM
thanks guys, glad you like it :beer:

11-12-2003, 11:52 PM
PHAT! one thing u should try is to make the same wheels deep dish, not many people concentrate on wheels, but i do like yours, its just something i noticed, it might add a little to it!

11-13-2003, 02:22 AM
that's one sweet Mugen NSX.....

seriously, nice texturing, and great modeling. I'm just gonna hope that the next Gran Turismo has 3D renderings like these ;)

the only thing is, there's a certain...unreal-ness to it. maybe it should be a slight bit more relfective...?

i dunno. great work anyway.


11-13-2003, 02:27 AM
Great Work!:thumbsup:
What I am really impressed with is that you carried through the JDM of it...... was kind of skeptical when I saw the Mugen sticker on the windshield.....but you did it, and you are great!
Do you have any more JDM cars in your portfoliio? I would love to see them!

11-13-2003, 02:30 AM
wow, that looks awesome..

could we get some more screenshots and perhaps a wireframe of the car?

thank you.. good work!

11-13-2003, 05:58 AM
I love it....!

11-14-2003, 07:39 AM
Digimatrix, JDM : (Japanese Domestic Market?) not used to that term, but is that right?

Solarix, thanks heaps for that :buttrock: I don't like that most cg cars are overly glossy, and have tryed to stay away for that, am wanting to do some thing a bit different here.

Here is another shot of the car for yall Thanks for all your comments guys :beer:
Hope ya like it

11-14-2003, 08:42 AM
Nothing else i can say but WOW damn that is a fine looking model

this could be the best i have seen here

11-14-2003, 11:13 AM
thx 4 the new wallpaper :applause:

great work !

11-14-2003, 03:36 PM
It looks really good! :bounce:
Great attention to all the small details.

How about putting this beauty inside some racing environment?:hmm:

11-14-2003, 03:39 PM
well thats the next plan ;)

11-14-2003, 05:53 PM
Nice car. Cool Stickers. Vrooooom it goes. It ain't as realistic as it should be but it looks very good. I like sport cars.
Very nice work.

11-14-2003, 07:18 PM
Mugen Rulez !!!! :thumbsup:

Superb work. Excellently detailed.


11-14-2003, 08:07 PM
This is so much amazing!!! :buttrock:

11-15-2003, 02:23 AM
I wasn't wanting to go for hyper realisim, but more of a styled realism, (more interesting) :)

You can get the last 3 images as 1280 res backgrounds here:
First Image (
Front Image (
Latest Image (

11-15-2003, 03:05 AM
hehe. it does looks extremely good tho ;)

Come to think of it, maybe you could try making a night scene. idunno, I just love seeing NSX's racing in the dark (in GT A-Spec, of course) :p

actually, the only thing you could improve on are the edges of the wheels. I know, its very slight, but just wanted to make this post a bit more meaningful...


btw, don't trust me on that much....I still haven't even figured out how to use a 3D program, let alone render anything...I couldn't even do a box for beans ><

11-15-2003, 05:21 AM
Ahh beautiful car, beautiful render. Well done.
I found 2 problems, that's all I could find :p

The tire looks strange, why is it bright at the bottom?
Shouldnt it be dark? Not much light gets in that area, so it should be dark. Unless you forgot something.

And also, i dont see any brakes.
Overall, looks great!

11-15-2003, 05:32 AM
The reason it is lighter than it should be, is that there are two layers that composited, and this gets lightened in this area as a side effect.
There are breaks, but they can't be seen from this angle can see in this older rendering:

Max Blast
11-15-2003, 03:15 PM
what a fat-ass car!!!:buttrock:

11-15-2003, 06:52 PM
Great work!:buttrock: That second render is cool! Agressive:p

11-15-2003, 07:51 PM
It+s like GT all over again.

11-18-2003, 05:59 AM
Hey guys, I have entered this car into a 3D compitition,
if you guys like my car, feel free to give me a vote.


11-19-2003, 06:57 PM
This one is kick ass! I like this one. Dunno why but... err If this doesn't botter you, I personaly think there are strange reflections. Unless I got a freacky eye. Overall, EXCELLENT!

11-20-2003, 03:04 PM
Here is a different shot
There are 2 reflection passes on htis image, as each added some nice detail to the image. Good eye there ;)

11-20-2003, 05:04 PM
Ahhhh! No crits right now! Excellent!:thumbsup:

12-09-2003, 06:28 AM
I've been trying a new colour scheme out, would apreciate any comments.
I'm looking at changing the background some, and the problem with the headlights has been fixed.
All comments welcome :beer:

12-09-2003, 07:44 AM
Impressive modeling there!
May we see a wireframe render of the model?
is it all polygon?:bounce:

12-09-2003, 08:56 AM
God damn man, that is gorgeous. Sorry to make this post so meaningless, but I can't really find much to pick on about this thing. The materials are top, the decal work is well done, and the modelling from my perspective is flawless. Well done man. :D

12-09-2003, 08:57 AM
make a touring Skyline make a touring Skyline make a touring Skyline :bounce:

12-09-2003, 08:57 AM

Hey man! Awsome! Very nice model. I saw this NSX many times (maybe becouse there's a tutorial in max with this car), but this one is the best I've seen! What technic have you used for modeling?

I'd be glad to see the wireframe :)

Greetings, neu

12-09-2003, 12:17 PM
i am a huge fan of racing, touring and nascar racing cars and this model is great... looks really awesome! you done!
i love that last rendering.
try slick tires... talkin in tires, i dont know why but the rear right tire looks flat in this lat render, may be the shade is tricking me.
put a driver inside, sit tight and burnout... :D

12-09-2003, 01:28 PM
thanks for you comments guys.
I have my two next car ready to model and yes 1 of them
is a skyline. (V-SPEC 2 GTR)
I have attached a wire.
(yes its all modeled in polys)
I think its the shading that's making the back wheel look flat.
I can assure you that its not though ;)

12-09-2003, 04:02 PM
great model!
try putting it into a more detailed enviorment!
...yeah and momo rulez!:P

12-09-2003, 04:42 PM
JDM= Japanese Domestic Market you got it.
I am in agreement with anthonymcgrath.......... make the skyline
:D Everytime I look at this work, I get all happy:love:

12-09-2003, 10:43 PM
Nice model :) You gave me inspiration! I've made several lowpoly cars (you can see them on my website), and now I see the light how to make perfect highpoly models in Maya! Thanks for it ;)

Greetings, neu

12-09-2003, 10:58 PM
Incredible. Just gotta love all the detail, bolts 'n' stuff..

12-09-2003, 11:05 PM
Thanks for the comments again.
Yes I'm looking at giving the car a more detailed scene, but am still tryig to find exactly what that will be.
Neu, thats for that, yep gotta love the high poly work.
I remember seeing that titanic pic of yours ages ago and thinking wow. :) Nice one mate.
You'll have to show me what you make with that inspiration eh? :buttrock:
by the way, I said I had two new cars lined up to do, well the other one is a hard-top S2000 (will be kitted out)
Still undecided on which to do first.
(other being the V-SPEC 2 GTR) :rolleyes:

12-10-2003, 07:44 AM
I'm not very settled on the colour of the inner rims, anyone have any suggestions on it? :shrug:

12-12-2003, 01:32 PM
I know that this isn't a wip, and I thought that this was finished :rolleyes: but I've done some changes and fixes.
Added wheel detail, adjusted colours, fixed lights etc. :)

now posted below

12-14-2003, 08:45 AM
final shots of the NSX:

12-14-2003, 10:05 AM
Whooo, that rocks!!! :beer:
All those details..... :surprised, i wish i could do that :p
Just one tiny question, did you use blueprints for this car? cause i've been searching for them for months :)

12-14-2003, 10:14 AM
very good model,
but if you change your backgroud to a dark one,
I think it will be better,

good texture,I can't make such good texture

12-14-2003, 01:55 PM
Yes I did use the blueprints to make this.
Good luck trying to model something this detailed without em!

Dark? something like this (a quick play)

12-14-2003, 03:34 PM
hey mate, i traced you here!!!


the right window isn't black yet...

12-15-2003, 01:16 AM
Hydrospell my friend, thats why I said that it was a quick play :P

12-15-2003, 01:31 AM
are those tires modelled? because it looks like a cylinder with a texture pasted on. Its especially noticable on the rear tires.

But the body is stunningly good.

12-15-2003, 01:39 AM
there are modeled but they don't realy have enough specular highlights to show the details. Besides you can't realy see enough of the back wheel to see details like that.

12-15-2003, 01:48 AM
I think the modeling job is great, but...

the NSX's body kit is absurd, IMO. I woulda gone with something more clean-cut.

12-15-2003, 01:52 AM
I started the NSX as it was the most complicated car I could find at the model shop (for the blueprints)
I have my next cars lined up, and they are a lot more nomal.
(S2000 hardtop etc)

12-15-2003, 11:16 PM
Crazy awesome detail aand texturing. Excellent point!:buttrock:

12-16-2003, 12:30 AM
Stunning model! Great detail! :buttrock: But... another plain background... :shrug:
How about a nice composition with some streaky background?
Somthing like this, maybe:
...but perhaps a bit more interesting background.

PS. Picture was taken at Donington - see: from my website

12-16-2003, 03:34 AM
Alright, I will look at doing a background for it.
Haven't had a lot of time to do so, so far, but will see if I can find some. :)

12-16-2003, 06:33 AM

12-16-2003, 08:02 PM
3dnutta, if you have a digital camera, just go to a motorway and stop on a layby... ;)
Digicams are great! I make all my backgrounds myself nowadays.

12-16-2003, 08:13 PM
This is good pic...

The front wheels are lit from the underneath, is this intentional or rendering result?

12-17-2003, 01:44 AM
Skyraider, I think I'll give that a try, thanks :beer:

nobrain, the earier pic have that problem, but you should that its fixed on the latest images???

12-17-2003, 08:13 PM
3dnutta, I found a great website today... you are gonna love this:

It's got thousands and thousands of commercial logos, downloadable as EPS files, meaning you have infinite resolution! How's that for doing car liveries with loads of sponsors!!!

:bounce: :buttrock: :bounce: :buttrock:

To ever race car modeller: BOOKMARK THIS SITE! It's great!

12-17-2003, 08:27 PM
i dont know if the question has already asked..

how long this car takes you to make it ?

very very
12-18-2003, 02:13 AM
i like it very well:drool:

12-18-2003, 05:50 AM
ohi, ohi... it hurts!!!

12-18-2003, 09:00 PM
I'ts hard to say how long it took, as I was working on it in my spare time and between paid projects.
Thanks for the comments guys :)

01-22-2004, 07:45 AM
Nice car, nice model, nice texture,and nice light!!
I create my car with maya nurbs,
Vehicle:Mercedes DTM (
Can you give me some suggest about the light setting and the mentalray setting to render a realistic car,please....thanks!

01-22-2004, 08:23 AM
Hey man.... You seem to be #1 with the textures... May I ask where you got your textures from, or did you make them yourself? If so, can you please give me some hints or help me out how to make textures cuz I'm #infinity on that one... ^_^
Thanks a lot...

01-22-2004, 06:53 PM
Thundersoul, scroll a bit up and read my previous reply! ;)

01-22-2004, 11:50 PM
Thanks for thta link Skyraider, I'd found that 1 before, but lost the url and couldn't find again.
I also used this link here for the car:
Super, I will reply in a bit on ur car. :)

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