SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Your Work / Work In Progress / Car Rendering
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 15-04-2006, 09:26 AM   #1
micgaz
Subscriber
 
micgaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Car Rendering

Morning!

gentlemen, start your keyboards.

There are enough faults in this model and render to go round. It is however the first car I have made and I am quite pleased with it.

What I am trying to focus on here is the rendering, as I know squat about proper lighting and rendering, so could really do with any and all suggestions that you guys might have for me..

Thanks,
mic

EDIT: Thanks very much to Robert for the tutorial. Excellent, I learnt a ton of good stuff.


[IMG]/Users/michaelgazley/Desktop/Picture 1.png[/IMG]
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	picture 1.png
Views:	127
Size:	198.0 KB
ID:	27902  

Last edited by micgaz : 15-04-2006 at 09:28 AM.
micgaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 11:07 AM   #2
micgaz
Subscriber
 
micgaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Few more lights....changed backdrop.
Still not grounded tho....

[IMG]/Users/michaelgazley/Desktop/Picture 2.png[/IMG]
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	picture 2.png
Views:	120
Size:	231.0 KB
ID:	27904  
micgaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 02:18 PM   #3
gohan1842
Subscriber
 
gohan1842's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,060
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Lol we can't see any faults. Wait.....I can barely see the car.

Try lighting up the scene with some lights.
__________________
I'm not a geek. I'm a nerd.

msn - g1842@hotmail.com
I'm up for a chat anytime.
gohan1842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 02:38 PM   #4
FubaR
Registered User
 
FubaR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 279
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yep.it's a way too dark. Also you should work out the tires of the car. But as you posted it's still WIP.
__________________
The Minas Tirith Project - Building Modeler
Minas Tirith Project - Homepage
FubaR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 02:42 PM   #5
MattTheMan
Registered User
 
MattTheMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 2,436
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Yeah, and you might want to read a bit about HDRI or studio light setup
__________________
Live the life you love, love the life you live
MattTheMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 02:45 PM   #6
Gamestarf
Subscriber
 
Gamestarf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 165
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There is no door handle
Gamestarf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 03:30 PM   #7
MattTheMan
Registered User
 
MattTheMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 2,436
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Gamestarf
There is no door handle
LOL
__________________
Live the life you love, love the life you live
MattTheMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 03:39 PM   #8
micgaz
Subscriber
 
micgaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Spose I asked for it....lol

Last edited by micgaz : 15-04-2006 at 03:41 PM.
micgaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 04:03 PM   #9
Gamestarf
Subscriber
 
Gamestarf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 165
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by micgaz
Spose I asked for it....lol
Lol :attn:
Gamestarf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-04-2006, 04:07 PM   #10
Turbo Dan
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

when you open the door, the rear corner class comes with it as well. there is no seperation from the end of the window on the door to where the rear corner glass starts.

worst of all, no side view mirrors! it makes driving in traffic hell, trust me.

also

why does the side of the car look like there are a ton of spots where the paint is gone or sanded off.
looks spotted. i would fire that bodyshop if they painted my car.
__________________
First year 3D Grad

Last edited by Turbo Dan : 15-04-2006 at 04:10 PM.
Turbo Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2006, 12:05 AM   #11
Minstrel
Subscriber
 
Minstrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Made in Spain
Posts: 422
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Lol, we need more posts like this one.

I would suggest figuring out first whether you'll be using mental ray or maya software first. If you decide to go with mental ray you have a few options (final gather, HDRI, Global ilumniation)...you need to do lots of reading...
There is a great book called "Learning Maya 5: Rendering". I highly recommend you read it
Minstrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2006, 09:51 AM   #12
micgaz
Subscriber
 
micgaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

erm........getting any better?

[IMG]/Users/michaelgazley/Desktop/Picture 3.png[/IMG]
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	picture 3.png
Views:	75
Size:	255.4 KB
ID:	27917  
micgaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2006, 10:34 AM   #13
DJbLAZER
Registered User
 
DJbLAZER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Posts: 1,318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nice model. But now it looks like it's cell shaded.
DJbLAZER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2006, 04:35 PM   #14
Jay
Lead Modeler - Framestore
 
Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK
Posts: 6,276
Thanks: 41
Thanked 428 Times in 384 Posts
Default

Im going to sound like a dog with a bone here. Why MR?

Its a great looking model, but if there is no understanding of MR why not stick with spotlights?!!

I see this time and time again on this forum, FG, GI blah blah...but the renders are not great. Dont get me wrong, I understand MR is a great piece of Kit in addition to MAYA but seeing some of the stuff here I think could be rendered better with a 3 point light setup with raytraced 'soft shads'. Get an understanding of lighting set ups before bogging yourself down with the 'latest' thing.

I dont want to take away how much effort has gone into the car but these things need to be taken into account...

Cheers
Jay
Jay is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.