Making of Mazda CX 5/WIP


#1

This car was nominated as the top 3 cars of 2018 and so I thought I should model it as I really like the looks of this car and the materials they used are more like German cars. !


#2

I’ve gone on to model it further so I ll post some more WIP images of the cars up to its current stage. I would love to get feedback to improve the car. One thing I struggled with was that the views didnt match up very well so I had to do some guess work around the front and rear lights.


#3

Making the grill was a bit of a trial an error as its not your standard grill type. Its similar to a honeycomb grill but still somewhat different. To make it, I had to make a single piece of the grill and then copy it over several times to cover the whole area. Then I used the bend modifier a couple of times to give the whole grill some curvature. I was pretty satisfied by the final result.

The headlights and taillights wip.


#4

Heres an update. Tried to refine the edgeflow and fix some sharp edges. The rear bumper needs some more tinkering.


#5

Did a basic occlusion test with basic shaders to get a feel of how the car would look. In the default occlusion pass I noticed the rear lights need a bit of work as they are not lined up properly with the body work.




mazda_cx5_rear_002


#6

Almost done modeling. A few finishing touches left. I used wheels from an old car model of mine as a hold in for now. Will model the actual alloys once the body work is finished.