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Old 09-07-2006, 11:12 AM   #1
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Default 1965 Volkswagen Microbus

Started out a few days ago,
Here's the prograss so far:

The front:


The back:


Clay render:


I just need to finish the wheels, windows, side door, extrude & bevel all the parts (so that i could smooth them out),
Then i can start on the interior.

Here's the current prograss on the wheel:

For making that part i've fallowed a simple technique i saw on another tutorial.
I've modelled a very small part of the wheel, then duplicated it 25 times horizonticly, combined all the parts, merged vertexes and then i used the Bend deformer.

The snap-shoots above are the low-poly version of the van, since i hadn't yet beveled anything, the van is not ready yet for smoothing.

This is what i am trying to re-create: http://www.gspr.com/blau/microbus.html

BTW, this is my first vehicle, tell me what you think of it so far

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Old 09-07-2006, 11:27 AM   #2
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ha ha - great choice of vehicle TomerM - I must admit I'm a bit annoyed - I was thinking of doing a VW minibus as well!

It's looking great so far - the only area that I am not sure about is the front - it just looks a little flat to me. Do they not have more of a bulge?

Looking forward to seeing more shots.
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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Sorry about that ^^;

Thanks for the critic, i'll work on it
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:15 PM   #4
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it looks good. no matter how haard i try that damn bend just doesnt work for me but unsmoothed, this still looks good
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:26 PM   #5
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Do you rotate the bend handle 90 degress?

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Old 09-07-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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nope, i didnt understand what to do with it lol it looked like a knot so i just said ahhh forget it lol
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For making that part i've fallowed a simple technique i saw on another tutorial.
I've modelled a very small part of the wheel, then duplicated it 25 times horizonticly, combined all the parts, merged vertexes and then i used the Bend deformer.
Your bus is looking really good... as quoted above, could you please provide a link to the tutorial you mentioned? Thanx!
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:22 PM   #8
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@ericmattison81:
All you need to do is make a Bend deformer and rotate it 90 degress to the X axis.
Generally, by rotating the Bend deformer handle, you can tell it to which side you want it to bend.

@wuthoqquan:
Its a big car modelling video tutorial by Evermotion, which covers up lots of techniques and work arounds to modelling a realistic car.
http://www.evermotion.org/shop_display_item.php?item=21
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:12 PM   #9
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Finished the wheels, and made a little bulge on the front.

Gona start with the windows next.

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i think its hilarious how you picked falken azenis tires for it. haha
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Why? What's wrong with them?
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Nothing much yet, just made the windows...
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I've started with the beveling.
All successful but i have a problem when beveling the windows:



Here are close-ups before smoothing and after smoothing the beveled windows:

Before


After


I have no idea why this happens, all i've done was adding a bevel to the windows.
I've tried to the use the Cleanup tool to split faces that are 5 vertices, i've tried merging vertices (in case there are any discconections), still no luck though.

any ideas? :headbang:
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can you post a closer screenshot of one of the corners with a b4 and after cause its hard to see the wires properly
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:21 PM   #15
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Problem solved:


The problem was that there weren't enough edges around the windows to keep them hard-edged after smoothing.

So getting back to it, i've tried to add a few edges around the corners of the windows with the Cut Faces Tool, and it worked
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