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

good lighting and texturing too!

more images plz!:thumbsup:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

great work !

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

11 November 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 November 2003, 07:18 PM
Mugen Rulez !!!! :thumbsup:

Superb work. Excellently detailed.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


the right window isn't black yet...

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

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

12 December 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 December 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 December 2003, 06:33 AM

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

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

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

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

12 December 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 January 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 January 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 January 2004, 06:53 PM
Thundersoul, scroll a bit up and read my previous reply! ;)

01 January 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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