Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tutorial: Making of... Shelby Mustang GT500 Wheel

I was browsing the other day to look for some reference photo's of silver cars (I am working on a project for a car manufacturer at the moment), when I came upon the following photo of a wheel of a Shelby Mustang GT500, the 2005 GT500 that is, not the '67 one. I liked this photo a lot, thought it was beautiful and thus a couple of days later decided to model it for myself. I didn't start out with the idea of making an exact copy, but more my own interpretation of it: it would obviously look a lot like it, but I didn't intend it to be exactly the same. So in the end my wheel and tyre don't look like the one on the photo lighting and texture wise (my rims are more metal-like, whereas the one on the photo is more silver paint-like), but it's still a nice picture I think.

What follows is a sort of step by step description of what I have done, without going into all the details of the texturing and lighting bit, because it would become too much if I did that. And besides: I don't like describing every single setting in a material. There's no point to it, especially since this is not specifically about making a silver paint texture for instance. CLICK HERE for complete tutorial

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