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  11 November 2012
Project - Car modeling

Hi there,

I'm setting up a project and I am challenging myself to model a car.
This will be my first and I thought of modeling a Volkswagen Beetle, because I think this car will be somewhat easier then for example a Ferrari.

My question is if anyone got any advice for me before I start this project?

I'm using Maya.
Here are some references I was thinking about.


 
  11 November 2012
Originally Posted by MModels: This will be my first and I thought of modeling a Volkswagen Beetle, because I think this car will be somewhat easier then for example a Ferrari.

well not necessarily, the beetle might be a little harder than it looks at a first glance

Originally Posted by MModels: My question is if anyone got any advice for me before I start this project?

Collect enough references. Create a Spline cage before you start creating polygons. Itīs always a good idea to match perspective photos to the splinecage/model for best accuracy.

now letīs see some progress.

Cheers

P.S.: have you seen the Hardcore modelling challenge about movie cars, which just started. That might be a good motivator to join in.
 
  11 November 2012
Thank you for your reply, I never used a spline cage method but I think I know what you mean.
So after I'm done with the spline cage I freeze it in place and start modeling with polygons and follow the reference images and the spline cage for best accuracy?

P.S. : Yes I just checked the Harcode modeling challange but I'm not ready for such a challange yet:P.
 
  11 November 2012
well the basic idea of a spline cage is that you create a "3D blueprint" so to say. this makes modeling a lot more fun since you wonīt have to constantly line up verts in 3 views. you stay in perspective and simply snap the verts to the splines.
in addition to that it allows you to judge the accuracy at a very early stage based on the spline cage which makes changes a lot easier and less a PITA.

cheers
 
  11 November 2012
Omg! thank you very much, I'll get right on it, too bad I have to work tomorrow but I will work on it every day and keep updates here. Thanks again mate!
 
  11 November 2012
The Hardcore modeling challenge is for very one.. Don't be afraid any skills are welcome. Someone got to represent Herbie
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  11 November 2012
Originally Posted by Scote: The Hardcore modeling challenge is for very one.. Don't be afraid any skills are welcome. Someone got to represent Herbie


Haha, ok I will enter and do my very best to create Herbie
 
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