HARDCORE MODELING!: Hollywood Dream Machines: Beetle Herbie

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Old 11 November 2012   #1
HARDCORE MODELING!: Hollywood Dream Machines: Beetle Herbie

Hi there,

Herbie will be my first car I model so why not enter the challange.

Old 11 November 2012   #2
Spline Cage done, now lets start modeling.

Old 11 November 2012   #3
ha, so you decided to join? nice!
the splinecage looks good, so letīs see some polygons
Old 11 November 2012   #4
Here an update on my Herbie model, wanted to post this when I had the full front side of the car but wanted to keep you guys posted.

Old 11 November 2012   #5
hmm looks bumpy. in particular around the headlights.
can we see the wireframe?
Old 11 November 2012   #6
Old 11 November 2012   #7
do you also have an unsmoothed version?
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Old 11 November 2012   #9
or you could use it for the tvshow Transformer Bumblebee
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Old 11 November 2012   #10
well to be honest the mesh is not good. itīs way too dense and unbalanced in some areas which makes it hard to control the surfaces.
maybe check out some tutorials about car modeling (we have plenty over at smcars.net) or check out my hardsurface tutorial (link in my signature).

Old 11 November 2012   #11
Seems like you're missing a whole slew of hidden curves when it comes to modeling the fenders. I've modeled old Bumblebee a few times, so at the very least, I know a lot of the trouble-spots on this guy.

At the risk of disqualifying myself from modeling 'Bee again for this challenge, I'll show you a wireframe flow for the fender, granted it's a '67 beetle and not the '63 that you're trying to build.

Hope this helps. Also, I didn't use splines for guides. That may have cut down the time I had to bang my head with figuring out this guy.

Old 12 December 2012   #12
heheh, I also modeled a beetle once (for a GTA VC mod, lowpoly) and it's a proper headache because there isn't a single flat bit, everything is curved in multiple directions.

Maje3D: the wireframe looks good but I think the beetle has smoother fenders, there is still a bit of a corner on your model.

MModels: you have the same problem as I did on the fenders, the "corner" where the line sweeps from the side down and to the front of the car. also, try to get all the lines running across the whole car. Now you have the front of the car with 2 poly's and then the fender starts with only 1 poly (at the bottom). Get those lines flowing and it all works. When I model a car I try to look along the lines just as a carpenter would while shaping a chair or something.

Good luck with the beetle!, you have my girlfriends vote, she wants a Herbie-beetle
Old 12 December 2012   #13
Bjiz, yeah that corner was intentional as at the time I thought it was that sharp, but I must've been bamboozled by an optical illusion.

Old 12 December 2012   #14
..and that's just the thing with beetles isn't it, they look different from every corner
Old 12 December 2012   #15
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