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11-18-2004, 05:17 PM (

Title: Ssr
Name: Gtn Vfx Dept
Country: United States
Software: Maya

Been Awile sime I have posted here, so I thought that I would show you what we have been up to here at GTN inc. Any questions let me know! Thanks,

11-18-2004, 09:05 PM
- Great model!
- The grain in the background prevents the car from looking like it is in the environment.
- Did you place the highlights in the front or did it just work out that way. (Either way,I like it.)

11-18-2004, 09:29 PM
hmmm one of the most clean render ive seen since a long time wit maya :)

11-18-2004, 09:34 PM
great modelling, shading and lighting! Congratulations :)

11-18-2004, 09:36 PM
congrats! This is a very good render. :thumbsup:


11-18-2004, 09:42 PM
Very nice, a bit dark on my monitor.


11-18-2004, 09:45 PM
Great material. I like reflect of your car and also rim material. nice work.
can you show please wireframe?

11-18-2004, 09:50 PM
Hey Brian, long time no see...

as always envy of your carmodeling skills pal :)

11-18-2004, 09:54 PM
thanks guys, actually, the car was rendered in the enviorment, the same time as the background. I will try to post an image of the wire in a bit,

11-18-2004, 10:27 PM
this is amazing work! I am speechless! the reflection, whoa! Respect!

11-18-2004, 10:33 PM
hey guys, I didn't model the car, it was done be someone else here, I just put the scene together and lit, and textured it. Thanks,

11-18-2004, 10:55 PM
Great job!

could you share some info on the car paint shader you used?
also, what did you use to render it?

11-18-2004, 11:06 PM's amazing...i really like the lightning of the scene...really good work man.:thumbsup:

11-18-2004, 11:53 PM
nice material
can we get wires with that please!

11-19-2004, 12:25 AM
Cool car, the material-rendering is nice

11-19-2004, 12:36 AM
Brian -

Great work (as always, no surprise)!

You need to keep in touch, send me a mail and catch up with me, I want to hear about your new(ish) job...

Done any matchmoving lately?

11-19-2004, 12:49 AM
Excellent, so beautiful :applause: .

11-19-2004, 01:08 AM
Hey did you use that renderdrive stuff? It looks like some of their images espcially the one they put on their ads. Check their site gallery, see the 4th row, first and last images. see the fourth row

I've heard it's pretty slow and it takes along time to render.. but that's just what I've seen. But to each his own right?

11-19-2004, 02:17 AM
Don't lie...It's a picture, isn't it?

Superb work! :thumbsup:

11-19-2004, 02:56 AM
Very Very Good :thumbsup: , the material rendering is nice :)

Welcome ...

11-19-2004, 03:44 AM

Been awhile! I will send you an email with updates in the morning, intersted in where you are now as well. Thanks for all your replies guys. Seeing as how this was something I did at work as a demo piece, I can't post a wire or give much how to info on this. Sorry! However, I plan on posting a new car in a few weeks, that a friend and I are working on in our spare time, that I can give more info on. Thanks guys!!
Brian Ellebrahct

p.s. I can say, that this was not rendered using a renderdrive :)

11-19-2004, 03:45 AM
Great work on that car.
Sits pretty nice in that invironment.

11-19-2004, 04:24 AM
weird design.. looks like a mix between a beetle and a pt cruiser

11-19-2004, 04:34 AM
man, thats flawless:thumbsup:

11-19-2004, 04:54 AM
Amazing work. Simply amazing.

11-19-2004, 06:16 AM
Wow! I'm not usually big on car renders, but this one is tops.

11-19-2004, 10:06 AM
Oooh! Great!

Can really feel the atmosphere :thumbsup:
As kokillo said: Please share us some of the shader attributes :)


11-19-2004, 11:17 AM
wew. this car Rocks!!!

cool rendering :)

11-19-2004, 12:47 PM
Very nice work!

Generally the look is very photorealistic, but the falloff of the reflection on the right front makes it more CG. No explanation but my eyes feel it as unnatural. The bronze/golden logo at the middle looks a bit fake compared to the rest of the work (perhaps its the render that came out like this).

And one last thing is that the car looks a bit to dark below. It should be more ambient lit there.
Just some comments, it doesn't mean i'm right, but no matter what the work is magnificent!!

P.S is that a team work or a person's work?

11-19-2004, 01:10 PM
Jesus's baby mother that is some tight stuff really cool i still can't believe it wow good job man !

11-19-2004, 01:28 PM
:thumbsup: Fantastic work as always :thumbsup:
U r car master:)

11-19-2004, 01:36 PM
I pulled this car out of a library to do some test with it, not a major project. THanks,

11-19-2004, 01:59 PM
Damn you man... i can't find nothing to bit** about :D


11-19-2004, 02:14 PM
great job man !

11-19-2004, 02:53 PM
I personally don't get this. I would understand if he would have modeled the car by him self, but no. So this falls below the other cars for my oppinion, because it's been only rendered, not even modeled by self.

Sorry for this critism, but i just think that the level of getting on the frontpage is getting sadly low.

Good render anyway, but nothing special.

11-19-2004, 02:59 PM
wait a second Sceme (http://member.php?u=19925), i am not sure if you read the info on the inital post, under the artist, it says GTN VFX team, not Brian Ellebracht. A coworker here, modeled the car. I created the scene, textured and rendered it. I don't understand why you are making such a big deal of this, alot of work that is created by more than one person, makes the front page.


11-19-2004, 04:21 PM
Really nice modelling and also awesome shading / texturing / lighting! I really like the 'clean' look! :)

11-19-2004, 04:30 PM
Great, Just great (modeling, texturing, everything). Good job!:thumbsup:

11-19-2004, 05:35 PM
Lets face puts the photo in photoreal!!!

Actually....if only photos/or the real car could look like this good........actually it makes me want to buy that stupid car (I happen to hate those cars).

Truly amazing work Brian....your a superstar these get down to Saint Louis and MOD my Xbox for me please!!!


11-19-2004, 05:45 PM
Well the model looks good, at least from what could be seen there.
On the other hand .. the lights are somehow wrong placed or too strong in some ares.
If you examine the picture it looks like a scene with some lights targeting the car (obviously) like the car is not from that picture.
The car shading is a bit too strong and too clear in comparison with the background.

In my view I'd reduce the lights factor and the contrast a bit. Then add some noise (fine) to match the background. Also careful with the lights and shadows produced by the background image (need to have impact on the 3dmodel too).


11-19-2004, 06:02 PM
great i really like it !!! (your website is really good too)

rendering with mental ray ? can you tell me how did you setup your car paint shader ?

Again:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

11-19-2004, 06:28 PM
thanks matt! Yeah, I be St. Louis for thanksgiving, we still hanging out on friday? if you have the stuff, i can install it for ya. As far as my site goes, its way out dated, I haven't updateded it in over a year :( Hopefully I will soon. THanks,

11-19-2004, 06:46 PM
I'll let you know about Friday just as soon as I talk to Kay about when exactly that party is.


11-19-2004, 11:59 PM
man , that doesnt even look 3d :applause:

11-20-2004, 04:56 AM
very nice work ...

11-20-2004, 01:20 PM
Amazing job on the texturing and lighting. Is tha background a HDRI? If so; where did you get it?

11-20-2004, 06:24 PM
its a picture isnwt it?? :thumbsup: very nice render and matirials....
but i think that if part of the scene will have dirctly light it will be great...
coz its a bit dark...

well...any way...i wanted to ask too....where did you get the HDRI (if it) picture??

11-20-2004, 11:02 PM
Is it possible to see a wire ? :eek:

Digital Vibe
11-21-2004, 08:18 AM
Really amazing work! I like how crisp and clean it looks, also the reflections and the shadows were captured nicely. :thumbsup: .

11-21-2004, 12:16 PM
You know Brian, I really cannot see where any of the negative comments are valid. People just feel the need to nit-pick. This render is great. I am a Maya user and this is one of the best projects I have seen thus far. I normally see a project like this created in 3DS max or Lightwave. It feels good to see images like this come from Maya. Great work!

11-21-2004, 04:10 PM
thanks guys. there are alot more replies than i thought :) again, I can't really post any wires or anything, the data belongs to the studio I work at, hope you all undersand, but Soon I will be posting a personal proj, and I will be able to post wires and such. Thanks,

11-21-2004, 04:37 PM
nicely done. would be nice to know which renderer was used. but more interested in the car model. can you say if it was modeled in Maya?

11-21-2004, 04:54 PM
yeah, its modeled in maya, 100% to scale. rendered with MR



11-21-2004, 05:01 PM
Absolutely gorgeous work. :cry:

11-22-2004, 08:27 AM
wait a second Sceme (http://member.php/?u=19925), i am not sure if you read the info on the inital post, under the artist, it says GTN VFX team, not Brian Ellebracht. A coworker here, modeled the car. I created the scene, textured and rendered it. I don't understand why you are making such a big deal of this, alot of work that is created by more than one person, makes the front page.

brianWell i have to say iīm sorry. Because i didnīt see any "team" on first reading. And i said these oppinion because i do see stuff alot that peoples takes somebodys other model and just renders it. I donīt mean any teamworking now, but really makes them as their own "artwork"

Like i said, i am really sorry. This is another day iīm writing this new comment and i guess it was abit bad day on the other day.

And yes, as it is a teamwork. I have to say the result is great.

11-22-2004, 08:53 AM
Soooo nice!

Maybe U have too dense blacks (under the car and wheels) comparing to the rest of the picture.

Excellent work!!

11-22-2004, 10:45 AM
Kurvstudios also have a tutorial DVD on modelling that very car

Though this was for Lightwave rather than Maya, a WIP thread can be seen here

11-23-2004, 02:50 AM
Sceme, thanks for the reply man, don't worry about it, sorry if I was harsh as well.
Colkai, I didn't know about that, it actually looks pretty nice.

11-24-2004, 09:08 PM
Good integration.

11-29-2004, 12:51 PM
Hmmmmmm.... grat model... like ur worK!!


12-10-2004, 01:26 AM
wow! great, excellent modelling, i am a little new to 3d animation.. but i love it. i am more simple but i hope to work with 3d vehicular models like this.. bravo my friend... bravo

textures also great, lighting doesnt quite match the environment behind the car, but still looks great

12-11-2004, 12:53 AM
Holy Cow awsome render best car model ever seen!:eek:

12-12-2004, 09:30 AM

agree, fun tastik

12-12-2004, 11:23 PM
didn't realise that I had all of these replies. Thanks alot !


12-14-2004, 03:35 PM
Wonderfull render this is!
as said before, a bit dark and i have the same feeling as some of the others about the light
not matching between the car and the background but still wonderfull art.

12-16-2004, 02:25 AM
very nice!

- Zero -
12-16-2004, 06:17 PM
[QUOTE=brianellebracht]didn't realise that I had all of these replies. Thanks alot !

are you downesftimating yourself, man?


that render is crazy.. why don't you make up a lil tutorial and make all we poor guys happy ?!!? :D

12-17-2004, 04:14 PM
i love it. can't see any flaw on it.:applause:

12-21-2004, 07:27 AM
congratulation :thumbsup:
Great Rendering . . . !

12-22-2004, 09:04 PM
Beautiful, excelent, superb!

12-31-2004, 04:57 AM
sweet car love the paint.

01-02-2005, 12:26 AM
Perfect job on the SSR... great reflection work.


01-03-2005, 10:27 AM (

Great work buddy. Keep it up. I think you better send a copy to Chip Foose, who will help you to become a cutting edge designer.

Thank you

01-03-2005, 06:46 PM
Man,.. that would be sweet!

01-05-2005, 12:34 PM
This model is perfect, and the car - It's like poster

Well done!

01-07-2005, 12:32 AM
very very nice and Realistic car and image .

I wondering for your rendering and shading . ( body of car is my mean )

good luck .:thumbsup:

But u know what I mean ... !

01-07-2005, 03:53 AM

I gotta buy this car!! how much does it cost? ^_^

01-08-2005, 01:28 PM

Thats perfect!

01-16-2005, 11:39 PM
brian, i know that you are very busy and can't reply to everybody, but i persist: could you please tell us how did you rendered? i visited your site but didn't find anything about 3d tutorials or that car, as i see you have only portfolio site . it would be great if you make a pdf tutorial or sometihng like that and inform us or give link. really nice work, brian.

02-16-2005, 03:00 PM
it is really excelent.

02-16-2005, 04:29 PM

Thanks for your comments. I hope you understand, but I can't really write a tutorial about how we did this, or give out to much info. Why? I work for a studio in detroit mi, that gains most of its revenue from automotive work. There are a hand full of studios that we compete with on a daily basis for work. If I were to post information on how this image was made, I would be helping out the competiton. From a business stand point, I don't think my boss would appreciate it. Thanks alot, maybe in the future I can give more info on how I do my work, but for now I can't. Good luck,


05-06-2005, 04:28 AM
The rendering and texturing of this vehicle are well executed. Nice work! What really blew me away is the Model. May I direct a few comments to your friend that modeled this vehicle.

I was on the team modelers at IAS Design that created the production surface that the real Chevy SSR was created from.

I know this vehicle very very intimately, and may I tell your friend at GTN that this is a mind splitting replica of our work. We spent the better part of a year modeling this vehicle in Alias Auto Studio that has amazing tools for creating super polished surface. To create this model in Maya with it's limited NURBS tools is an amazing task, and even more incredible if it was modeled in polygons.

I back all of the positive comments in this thread and give my congratulations on a job well done to the modeler of this vehicle. Please, who is the modeler? Talent like this should be in the spot light.

Kind Regards,
David Ostler

08-08-2005, 04:21 PM
Fantastic!! very very nice.:thumbsup:

01-02-2006, 07:22 AM
Thats Very Nice And I Like Ssr Very Much

01-21-2006, 06:18 PM
Nice work. Looks like a picture! You are a pro :thumbsup: ! Could you tell me where did you got the hdri map...I think is the same with the background image because I saw it very often used on car scenes! Thanks!

01-21-2006, 11:17 PM
this is an hdri available for dosch it is from the extreme hi res hdri pack. I highly recomend this, it is much better than the low res packs. Most hdris in this set are very usable. Thanks and good luck,

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