3D Tutorials & Courses Online

“Seat Leon II” by David Melchor

This is a quick tutorial that explains all the process to make this composition. We´re going to see how to make the model, materials, lighting, render parameters and finishig the image with photoshop.

This is a quick tutorial that explains all the process to make this composition. We´re going to see how to make the model, materials, lighting, render parameters and finishig the image with photoshop.

•  Modeling the auto bodywork.

This model has the minimun polys possible and a “Mesh Smooth” modifier applied to smooth the surface.

To start, I put reference pictures of the car in the scene. In this case, In the first place, I modelled the right part of the car in plane. I did it extruding edges. After that, I moved vertex to set up the volume. When I finished this, I started with the back side of the car in the same way. The complete process can be seen in this animated image:

Tips:

•  To obtain soft edges, you have to “Chamfer” this edge. If you don´t make this, the meshsmooth modifier will smooth this part.

•  To obtain sharp edges, I work with “Smoothing Groups”. You have to give one “Smoothing Group” to one face an another different to the other. And don´t forget to active the “Smoothing Groups” switch in “MeshSmooth” modifier.

•  To obtain hard angles, you have to “Chamfer” the edge or vertex of this angle. If you don´t do this, this angle will be curved in the “Mesh Smooth” modifier.

2. Modeling the tires.

•  Use a picture to reference. Extrude the faces to make a segment of tire.

•  Create a cylinder with the same radius of final tire.

•  Increase the sides of cylinder until every face measures the same size that the created piece of tire.

•  Copy the segment as many times as sides has the cylinder.

•  Apply the “Blend” modifier. Move the angle parameter until the tire is closed.

•  Extrude the border´s edges to close the rest of tire.

3. Wheel Rim.

•  Make a cylinder with the same steps that segments have the wheel rim.

•  Make one segment of wheel rim.

•  Rotate and copy this segment.

•  Refine the details of the rim.

•  Aply the “Smoothing Groups” to the faces that you don´t want to smooth in the meshsmooth modifier.



 

•  Adding details.

Model the details that you need.


•  Materials.

In the principal material (auto body), I used a shellac material. This material obtains a reflection similar to the real car´s. It has 2 submaterials. One is the part of surface that shines and the other is the surface that doesn´t. The rest of materials are standard.



•  Hdri Environment and render parameters.

This is the hdri image used is this image:

I used a “RGB Multiply” material to tint the Hdri map.

Doing this, I make the hdri´s colour more similar to the background. The final adjust is this:

Now, I have to move the hdri environment until the lighting fits the scene. Also I have adjust the intensity of hdri.

Finally, I adjust the render parameters.

* Only in the skylight I used the tinted hdri.

I have used a VrayMtlWrapper object, making the light bounce in the ground.



•  Finishing the image with Photoshop

To finish the composition, I used photoshop program. I created layers for adjusting the final colour and light, also to fix small failures.


•  Final compositions.


Click to view big image!

3DM3.com
Copyright© David Melchor Díaz
Edit by Stryker

(Visited 1533 times, 1 visits today)
3DExport Buy & Sell 3D Models

About The Author

You might be interested in

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.