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11-13-2003, 02:02 PM
Hey folks, been a while, here's the latest model ive been working on, it was a birthday present for my dad, thats why its composited into his driveway. Completed in less than 2 weeks in my spare time.

comments and crits are appreciated,


11-13-2003, 04:03 PM
looks very very nice!!
although i cant help feeling there's something missing....cant put my finger on it though....

OT: you gave your dad a picture af a car for his birthday???!......ok.......

I'll take a closer look at the car and see if i can figure out what the problem is......maybe it's the lighting?....

very cool model non the less.! :thumbsup:



11-13-2003, 04:10 PM
what the hell man that is called photorealism

truly cooool

11-13-2003, 06:21 PM
some crits:
- the wheelhulls have a square edge.
- the headlight washing system is missing.
- the rear wheel needs to be definately bigger.
- and there's something wrong with the reflection on the left side of the car - it needs to reflect less pavement. maybe i'm wrong but it just looks weird.
take some advice from this image:

anyways - a great piece of 3d(even though i don't like it in real life, looks ugly) and a nice composition.

11-13-2003, 06:23 PM
The problem is that you dont have the reflections from the grass on the car I think. Looks like you just cheatet the grass in PS.

Some more work on the reflections and then it`s perfect.

Keep up the good work!

11-13-2003, 07:04 PM
thats really good

11-13-2003, 07:33 PM
What you're not getting that makes it look kinda funny is the gap between the hood and the grille is not well defined enough. That and the grass reflection.

11-14-2003, 03:40 PM
There are some areas that need to be fixed, as others mentioned. Good job overall though.

...But damn, I hate all of Chris Bangle's designs :(

11-14-2003, 08:24 PM
Thanks for all the input!

Yea, I made my dad a car for his birthday, he's had a wagon for 15 years and its about time he got something fun, I figured he'd like it because he was drooling at the commercials ;).

Here's a little update, I fixed the front and the reflections. All I had to do was make my shadow material not reflect on the car. The reflection is actually an environment map I made from sitting in the middle of the driveway and taking 30+ pictures and photoshoping them together. It should be usefull later when I get my hands on a digital video camera. Still workin on the littke bits, washing system etc.

11-14-2003, 10:10 PM
that looks better!!!! great work! :buttrock:


11-14-2003, 11:32 PM
Yeah, much better now!

The new reflections helped a lot...

11-15-2003, 11:10 AM
imo the shadow beneath the car is too strong and too black when compared with the house shadows (not completly opaque and slightly blue)... but that's just nitpicking!

awsome job :thumbsup:

11-15-2003, 01:42 PM
I love this car
Wish I could have one

I like the second pic

11-15-2003, 06:48 PM
Very nice but it looks like the car has alittle to much noise on it.

11-15-2003, 07:53 PM
WOW. Somebody has to much sparetime.;)

11-18-2003, 12:40 AM
Here's another update :)

11-18-2003, 03:17 AM
omG! first nice . Second, that house looks EXACTLY like a house of my friends who lives in Burnaby, BC, Canada. err anyway.. gj!

11-18-2003, 03:59 AM
nice work....

hey dont u think shadows too dark:thumbsup:

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