Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oldtimers - new project part 9

Model is ready. Ferrari can only look good in two colors, Ferrari red and black so here You have renderings :

Monday, May 30, 2011

Oldtimers - new project part 8

Today we have model of classic Ferrari 250GT Lusso. Second day so few elements missing. I hope to finish it tomorrow. What I like the most in this car is a dashboard. Just look at it :

It is perfect. As You can also see, I decided to model diffrent model than Berlinetta from my list few posts back.
Reason is that I have much better materials and blueprints for Lusso than for Berlinetta. More, I was thinking about Lusso but didnt recognize all verisons in the begining correctly. Wikipedia was very helpfull :-)
Here is my model in curent stage of progress :

After few days full of pain I finally have my workstation ready and working. Nothing fancy. Intel 2500k (@4.5GHz) ,8GB Ram, 60GB SSD + 4TB HDD and Nvidia 250GTS Green connected to two 24" monitors.
Soon I will get rid of this crapy 250GTS and buy something better but for now it is not possible.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Oldtimers - new project part 7

Second most famous Citroen and sixth model in this project. Here You have renderings :

I must say that it is much easier to model today cars. Maybe becouse I modeled hundreds of modern cars or maybe becouse modern cars, projected and designed on computers, have those specific shapes prefered in 3d modeling environment and it works both ways. While modeling modern cars I have sometimes feeling that designer of this car was like me behind his monitor and do exactly the same curve with exactly the same tool :-)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Oldtimers - new project part 6

Every time I think or hear about Citroen 2CV I see Louis de Funes and  crazy nun driving one on twisted roads.
As You can imagine, car that was in production over 40 years can have countless versions and variations. My model is first generation made after the war and Im sure that fans will quick find many wrong details. 
Here is my Citroen 2CV 1949 :

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Oldtimers - new project part 5

Mercedes Benz 170s (w136) year 1949. Model in two states of roof.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Another day full of distractions

My plan to finish W136 model in one day was too optimistic. I have only open version.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lazy days

Since last post I constantly lose time on strange tasks. First it was a short trip which was planed for day but lasted two. Then I lost model in strange windows hickup. I was ready in 70% so starting over was very unpleasant . Finally my workstation died and I still wait for new parts while working on crapy notebook. It was also unpleasant to spend money in this economy on PC junk so this week was not my best week.
Model no4 ( MB w136 ) is right now almost ready. It lacks cabin and front lights at this moment but in saturday I will try to finish it in two versions, one open and one with roof. This means that I have to made detailed insides but for You my dear customer I do much more ;-) Here is current state of this litle car :

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oldtimers - new project part 4

Third model in oldtimers project. Outstanding Mercedes Benz W111 a must have if you are african dictator. Model finished in 3 days. As always full sub-divided surface with small exception in this case on front grill where we have this chrome grid. I decided  to model it ( in oposition to simple UV texture ) and to achive sharp corners it must stay in polygon mode. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Shameless self promotion. Again.

Just before I started this blog, I finished one product that is just emerged in sales. Here You can buy 20 brand new concepts made by me. As always I must say that I did`nt have enough time to spend on imagining those cars. What pop up in my mind in the early stages of modeling is the final concept.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oldtimers - new project part 3

Two days ! VW Beetle 1967 model is ready. I`m not sure about every detail becouse photos can contain many changes made after years by users of this cars. There was also many diffrences between markets and for example in USA version was quite diffrent. But hey, two days ! There was no time for Beetle history study:-)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Oldtimers - new project part 1

Oldtimer every 3-4 day keeps the vindicator away ;-) My new job will be pure joy. To model a 20 classic cars, some of them real legends ... oh boy. First model will be not so old but still, VW Golf mk 1 from 1974 premiere year.  One more day and it will be almost perfect model. It can't be perfect becouse I don`t have a week but only 3-4 days tops. And there is as always reference materials problem. I have few photos, one lame blueprint and this is it. Here you can see what i got after 2 days :

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Project Truso - part 18

Still no free time for longer rendez-vous with Truso. While working on my new commercial project and few smaller secret projects I managed to make few small experiments. Rainy weather and lighting look nice. Also few animated flocks of birds. Birds are animated by simple morph between two poses. One with wings down and one with wings up. In morph target menu You will have slider to morph it and You simply add oscilator in Graph Editor, set up few parameters and birds are ready.