View Full Version : Vehicle: BMW Z8

06 June 2003, 01:04 AM
BMW Z8, one of my fav Bond cars. Made the modelling and texturing for about 2 - 3 weeks of my spare time :)

06 June 2003, 01:38 AM
Very nice, you've captured the essence really well!

Might want to fix up the images though :D I especially like the wheels, I saw them and immediately thought BMW, good work!

06 June 2003, 02:05 AM
Very nice job ! Although, on the second pic, the car's shadow seems a little too clear for me... try to make it more dark.

Also you might want to fix the pictures... remove the "]" you added at the end... (])


06 June 2003, 04:00 AM
Beautiful rendering!But I see the sides is not smooth enough?

06 June 2003, 12:41 PM
Oops! Sorry about the pics :)

06 June 2003, 12:48 PM
Good job dude!!!

06 June 2003, 02:34 PM
wow, amazing good job!!!

06 June 2003, 06:37 PM
:buttrock: Great work you must have worked pretty hard to get that detail in three weeks. Only crit. the tyre lettering on the tyres looks strange especially in pic 3.

P.S. It's better than the other BMW Bond cars but it's not one I'd go for from 007s garage. Nice car though;)

06 June 2003, 06:57 PM
Yeah defo the shadows on the second and third pics dont have enought depth in the shadows, they all need to be darker

06 June 2003, 12:01 AM
great rendering! :applause:

only critic: as mentioned before the text on the tires.

also the door´s split line in image 2 and 3 looks like not fixed..

did you slightly moved the wheels a little outward?

in image 2 the very rear part looks a little flat (left from the BMW sign).

overall great job! :thumbsup:


06 June 2003, 02:54 AM
where the bond chick to go along with it?

great job :thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 11:52 AM
resurfaced some things a bit, with higher AA settings :)

victor throe
06 June 2003, 11:54 AM
thats so sweet

the crappy backgrounds ruin it though

i havent seen the real things recently

are the real wheels that plasticy

06 June 2003, 04:32 PM
Totally nice rendering,, modelling and texturing: applause:

A few comments though, the rims are too plastics too smooth sort of! And there is something with the edge around the headlights that is kinda ruff , besides this its an amazing job I love it.

Ps I dont think the background is "crappy"

06 June 2003, 04:34 PM
Where's the air valves for the tires?:shrug:

Other than that, nice piece.:thumbsup:

06 June 2003, 09:04 PM
i can see in picture's 2 & 3 that the door edge doesent line up with the fender too great, and for shots like in picture 4, with the low front of the car showing, maybe u should add in some inner plastic fenderwalls. other than that i think it looks great and i like the composition.

06 June 2003, 03:16 PM
I really like this one... It looks so real... any suggestions for someone looking to get better in terms of modeling, texturing, and lighting???

06 June 2003, 04:05 PM
very nice work on the composition/shader.

the model looks fairly good as well, though you have some areas i would fix which are a tad off. these small things are nitpicking, but they make all the difference.

since i was/am making a z8 my self(didnt work on it for like 3 years...) i cant stand imperfections.. so here is my nitpicking for the day.

on the image i marked some of the issues i would fix, modeling wise.

A: simply shows where u need more edges so your corners would get oversmoothed, very simple.

B: again, u need more closer edges around those areas so you wont get an oversmoothing issue ..thus a very large bevel.
B on the headlight shows where u have an edge/series of edges that are not matched in continuity to the edges below them, so u get this bumpy edge in the final result. and again, there is another edge close to it missing, so u dont have fine tuned sharp bevel like the real car has.

C: just the bevel on the door is too deep inside, the real one doesnt have it so big or so deep, again some more edges to hold it back will do the trick.

besides that, your shaders/reflection environment is very nice. good job there.

to all you others, the KEY is a reflection environment when it comes to cars/metalics.. what ever it reflects, cant reflect black.unless you are a good reflection maps faker...which is not easy to do. ..or in a diff way, using images on planes as reflection walls.
not easy at all to work well in an animation.

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