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Old 10-04-2006, 06:01 AM   #106
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DIlbert,

are you a member of smcars.net
If not, you should be. It by far and I mean by far is the best website for 3d cars. Its a huge site that has everything like tutorials, textures, WIP, and BY FAR the biggest blueprint gallery you can find. YOu just search a name and 90 percent of the time you will find it. I thnk you need to post ya work on that site because some of the ppl on there are amazing. I seen some models that look real and yet ppl sill find crits about it so I mean its up to your par. Well check it out
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Yep, I'm a member of that site, and this car was posted there. The only thing I don't like about it is that people can get ultra anal about things. As far as I'm concerned, as long as 90% of the general populace can look at your model and instantly know what it is, you've done good. Some guys on that site know their cars so well that they obsess over details that nobody will see. Good site though.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:45 PM   #108
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do you work for general motors dilberts??... lol
ur probably teh coolest car modeler around.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:21 AM   #109
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I have a question. Alright I know how to do a simple mental ray render but how do I render my car into something like a .jpg

I see it all the time where they render there shot into an image and it even cast shadows. do you know how to do that, if so, share your wealth
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Hey Dilbert

Awesome work on the Porsche.

I was wondering if you have a good source for HDR images? Free is better than not

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Hey dilberts - it's been a while since I stopped by here - so I was very pleased to see your finished Porsche. As everyone else has said, just amazing. Well done! Good luck on the Yamaha bike.
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Originally posted by ericmattison81
I have a question. Alright I know how to do a simple mental ray render but how do I render my car into something like a .jpg

I see it all the time where they render there shot into an image and it even cast shadows. do you know how to do that, if so, share your wealth
Simple!! Just render it as a Targa and then take it to photoshop and save it as a jpeg with maximum quality settings.
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Or just render it then go save as and select JPEG
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Originally posted by gster123
Or just render it then go save as and select JPEG
I would strongly disagree with thismethod, as the compression of the jpeg is terrible.
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Hey dilberts, I would really like to take you up on the offer to show us with some screen shots of a couple of things.

Firstly can you show via diagrams the procedure for making the glass shader?

Also can you show a pictoral tut of the displacment you used with the mesh over the seats. Didnt quite understand that.

Wiould be greatly appreciated.
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Sorry, I've been busy at work.

MrR. I've never really found any really good free HDRI's. You can try turbosquid. They have at least one decent one for free that I've used before. Other than that, you may have to buy a CD's worth.

Clopper. Here's the glass network. Unfortunately, I don't have time to cover the displacement map right now, but if I get time at the weekend, I can cover it then.
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Dilbert, when you create your lines close to each other to get sharp edges when you smooth it, whats ya method of doing it. I do it with the split poly tool but I know in max, you can select the edges and chamfer them and it makes that 2nd lines nice and close. I was wondering how you do yours just incase you got a tool that makes it easier then the split so I dont have to go in and make each line. Thanks
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eric, go to highend3d.com and download the OMToolbox in the Maya tools downloads section. It has a "split edge loop" tool that lets you choose a single edge, and it automatically continues to split adjacent edges, until it comes to the end of the geometry. You use the middle mouse button to drag this entire split edge into place, which is what I use to get evenly spaced close edges on the edges of my models. Here's what the edges look like in a wire:
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Originally posted by MrR
Hey Dilbert

Awesome work on the Porsche.

I was wondering if you have a good source for HDR images? Free is better than not

Cheers

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i only know of 1 hdri tutorial. metic.net
go to the maya section and click on the free video on hdri.
the tut says that there are some sample images and a tutorial of how do use hdri images http://athens.ict.usc.edu/HDRShop/. but i havent actually explored this website.
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thanks, now how do i install a script. t tried installing the xray toggle script before but nothing happens
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