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08 August 2004, 01:14 PM (

Title: Buick Wildcat 1966
Name: Luis Calero
Country: Spain
Software: 3dsmax 6, Vray

Hi Folks...

This image created to 3D TOTAL TEXTURES v8 tutorials.

Modelated using 3DSMAX 6 and render with VRAY,with a model kit and photographs references.

Using photoshop for final composition.

hope you like...

08 August 2004, 05:12 PM
Can't believe I'm the first to post! This image is very cool! Loved the composition and the front part is also very detailed! Perhaps the red metal could have a harder specular, but maybe itīs just me.

Congrats, Chewaka!

Keep keeping!

08 August 2004, 05:14 PM
C00l. Maybe the reflection is too high to this old buick.

08 August 2004, 06:05 PM
That looks very kewl bro, perhaps a little bit to much reflection indeed, but that isn't such a big deal, it really looks kewl, I'm looking forward to see more of your work...

08 August 2004, 08:09 PM
very nice image, great integration

08 August 2004, 09:31 PM
Have to agree with Chasnam, maybe a tiny bit too reflective but thats on;y if I'm trying to be very picky, excellent composition.

08 August 2004, 02:25 AM
the lighting in this is perfect, and the model is really is really cool, good job man :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 03:36 AM
Wow, that almost looks real. Nice job!

08 August 2004, 05:29 AM
Sweet. And refreshing. Its tired of seeing only showroom cars. The front grill and headlights are right on. There's something about the main car body shader though... I suspect its just too much reflection, not enough schmutz, like everyone says. Get some grime on the windshield too while youre at it.
love, hen

08 August 2004, 09:24 AM
Very amazing.. great work, i like the very detailled front of the car, and the car-paint too
very very photo-reallistic.. :).....

Off topic : Will be a great place to talk with leia about kafka and kant :D

Amazing ... congratulations

08 August 2004, 10:39 AM
Thanks to everybody for the comments.

If, to have reason about the reflections,perhaps send new renders, a greeting to all.

Sorry for my english please :shrug:

08 August 2004, 11:44 AM
good composition. But Frenkie is right....

08 August 2004, 12:14 PM
The only problem really is it's too reflective but other than that it's worth a plug. And thanks for being brave enough not to do another squeaky clean car.


08 August 2004, 12:17 PM
Nicely done. A good one!

Akima Yoshida
08 August 2004, 12:28 PM
Waaw, nice car! I like shading and texturing, lichting as well, good work


08 August 2004, 12:39 PM
there is nothing quite like a classic...nice work

08 August 2004, 12:47 PM
I like it.
But as some said something extrange with the reflections of the car paint.


08 August 2004, 01:26 PM
I agree with the comments on the reflections, but still excellent work.

08 August 2004, 01:55 PM
awesome piece of work, keep it up!

in your sofa
08 August 2004, 03:18 PM
compositing could be done a lil' bit better...i would focus mostly on the looks too bright and refractive...perhaps add some more rust to it?

08 August 2004, 03:32 PM
am i the only one who thinks the reflection is a bit too dull? i agree there needs to be spots of rust and other areas on the paint that don't reflect, but car paint is a good bit reflective where there isn't rust. your shader seems to imply that you wanted shiny paint with chips of rust that don't reflect. what i think is that your shader needs is a falloff on the reflection. faces perpendicular to the camera have low reflection, faces parallel with it reflect highly. that's how real cars are. i haven't used max in a few years but i believe you can do this with a fresnal or something like that. anyway, i seem to be in the minority here. nice work, though.

08 August 2004, 03:52 PM
maaaaaaaaan who you are kidding to......that's a picture for shore!!!!!!!!!

just jokeing......nice modeling dude....the rendering is awesome

08 August 2004, 04:31 PM
thanks everybody for yours critiques again.

That could to be better, but not long time to I+D,that the best thing leaves it than I could, but is not even excuse, the next it was better.:thumbsup:

I hope that english is understood to me with my :)

This is the wire in case want to see it:

08 August 2004, 04:48 PM
Rock on Chewaka,

I think the render is beautiful and right on IMHO.

My father worked with cars for years, and a lot of the older cars I remember parked around the garage were just like this. The reflection is very close to real, and simply looks as though the paint is starting to dull or has lost some of the clear coat. For anyone that thinks the reflection is off, well tell them to wax the car for you and it'll be fine. Haha :)

I say perfect! Good Job!


08 August 2004, 05:08 PM
Very good job:thumbsup:


08 August 2004, 05:59 PM

Great composition! The lighting is awesome :)

Un saludo! :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 06:48 PM
I love those kind of muscle cars :thumbsup:
Those kind of cars are extreamly RARE here in japan

08 August 2004, 08:13 PM
very well modeled car.Good work Chuy:thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 08:35 PM
Congratulations on the front page!
I would change the color of the background doors. (just joking ;))

08 August 2004, 09:05 PM
Great modelling! Congratulations my friend. :thumbsup:

I love those "old" cars :love:

08 August 2004, 09:19 PM
Verry nice work.

One little nitpick: the car is all shiny and looks well maintained, so why does it have spots of rust on the hood?

08 August 2004, 09:36 PM
very very very nice:bowdown::bowdown:
but still to do with the lighting

08 August 2004, 09:44 PM
good work man

08 August 2004, 10:30 PM
Nice stuff chewaka.

Clean mesh and very nice lighting. That vray sure handles daytime lighting, indoor and outdoors well.

08 August 2004, 10:59 PM
ola this image (and wire) looks amazing!
Gotta love those old cars :p

But am I the only one to think that the front window is to clean?
Can't wait to see more of your skills!


08 August 2004, 03:25 AM
that is a nice car:)

08 August 2004, 06:24 PM
realy cool I liked it alot

08 August 2004, 06:32 PM
dont bother ur self.
it is excelent :bounce:

08 August 2004, 04:46 AM
cars and cars...:) is it a car season ...nice work ...

08 August 2004, 05:49 AM
beautifully done... i'm, really at a loss for words....

08 August 2004, 07:39 AM
The model itself is fantastic. But the textures are _way_ to blurry. Maybe use a larger texture he next time?! And the rusty spots on the hood deffinitly gonna need a fine bumpmap!

08 August 2004, 12:43 PM
Fine work, also the composition is good.

08 August 2004, 08:16 PM
Multa por aparcar encima de la acera

08 August 2004, 11:23 PM
Multa por aparcar encima de la acera Sorry, Bubba, but this is an english forum here.

<mode="german"> Oder soll ich dich vielleicht auf Deutsch darum bitten? Nein? Verstehst nicht? Siehste. :rolleyes: </mode>

Now _thats_ the cause why everyone in here speaks english. So please, do so too. THX. :thumbsup:

Anyway: Tell me if I'm wrong but I think he wanted to say that he don't like the pic 'cause there are so much cars goin' around these days, don't he? Is someone speaking spanish in here? :shrug:

08 August 2004, 11:36 PM
wow great work dude! Very nice!

08 August 2004, 04:32 AM
Whats all this reflection nonsense. I have seen paint exactly like this. I drive a peice of Crap, but my windows are always spotless. Man good job on this. The nitpickers need to actually get up, walk outside and look at an old car or two. This may be a tall order tho.

Hey wait just a darn second. i think there is something funny going on with the steering wheel texture on the black VW in the background. Man, come on, we cant have stuff like this.:rolleyes:

08 August 2004, 07:51 AM
Hi Chewie !

I really love this one, very good ilumination and shading works, the only thing about Iīm not sure at all is the carīs perspective, seems to be a bit more forced than the background, other than that, amazing image, waiting for the next...

08 August 2004, 05:34 PM
the pic looks geat.

i also agree with Chrisj. the paint looks fine IMO. its not super reflective like a great paint job, but like most paint, it does have some shine.

i hate to be the one to crit the car when all others love, but the headlights dont stick out like that. the headlight bezel is at the same angle as the grill trim, it does not stick out flat like that. and the grill does not sink in that deep either. some grills had a round buick emblem in the center (mine did... i owned a white 4 door in school)

check out the movie : Going to California. you can see tons of shots of a red 1966 buick wildcat in the movie.

congratz on getting this on the front page !!

09 September 2004, 01:41 PM
I love your pic and I love VRay too ;)

Maybe try a falloff on the reflection channel so that it's less reflective straight on and gets more reflective on the sides. (like Fresnel but with more control)

Keep it going Chewy...


10 October 2004, 08:01 PM

I agree with all the guys that say sth about car's paintjob, but I can see, in my opinion, different Mistake (it's not actually a mistake, but can make car looks more realistic)
Lights of the car are like mans eyes. Without giving them some "deepness" You can't expect it to become real. It seems to me that they're only flat texture, not high detailed pieces.

Keep up the good work :)

11 November 2004, 02:46 PM
Awesome lighting!

The composition and the model are quite perfect too! For me it's a real ***** CG!

12 December 2004, 05:47 PM
Nice job dude! i love this one!
the dirt textures looks great!:thumbsup:
see it...

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