My First Blog Post

June 01 2010 | by Raul Moreno

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CG cars... I have a little time since my wife and kids are out of town do a personal project. All of the curves, contours and shiny materials make cars great subjects to study lighting and materials. It seems like every 3d artist has to get that CG car project out of the way. I have always been a fan the '65 Chevy Malibu SS, it is a beautiful car. Powerful and elegant, the height of USA's carmaking prowess. When I was really young, my dad owned a '64 impala. I loved that car. The Malibu SS was available only as a two-door Sport Coupe hardtop or convertible and added bucket seats, center console (with optional four-speed manual or Powerglide transmissions), engine gauges and special wheelcovers, and offered with any six-cylinder or V8 engine offered in other Chevelles - with the top option being a 300 horsepower. For 1965, Malibus and other Chevelles received new grilles and revised tail sections and had the exhaust pipes replaced but carried over the same basic styling and bodystyles from 1964.

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Sexy Beast / Reference Images of the Real Car

June 01 2010 | by Raul Moreno

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Before starting I began looking for reference imagery of that model car. Downloaded many images and cataloged them into General, Interior and Detail.

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Prepping the CG model

June 01 2010 | by Raul Moreno

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I purchased the model online, but they are never really read to go. I spent a fair amount of time prepping the car model. The model is fairly heavy but the topology is very clean, so I am happy with that. There was no interior in the model, so at some point I am sure I will have to address that. I have plenty of reference imagery for the project.

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Creating the cars Interior

June 01 2010 | by Raul Moreno

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It's time to create the interior of the car. The Interior will not featured in the project, but I need to have it to create the correct silhouette for the car. So in this case I will build a very low poly version of this interior based on the reference images I have gathered for the project.

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