Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Smoothing and edging the model, part of Vehicle Modeling in Blender.
- I've gone ahead and touched up my model…and at this point I have the left half…of the vehicle pretty much done.…Now we do need to do a few little housekeeping chores.…We need to check the surface continuity,…in other words just make sure that this surface is smooth…and the way that we want it.…We also need to add what's called edging…which are basically the rolled edges…that you would get in normal sheet metal work.…Now, I'm going to go ahead and turn on Subdivision Surfaces…and I'm actually going to turn my Subdivisions up…to either two, maybe three, depends on how detailed…your model is.…
I'm going to start looking at the surface…in the light here and just see if I can find…any egregious detail, so in here's one, right here.…This one I actually put in just to show you.…Now when you see something like this like a bump,…you want to go back into Edit mode…and see what's causing it.…At this point you can see that well,…I've got this vertex right here…and this is off.…Now you can really tell it's off…by looking at the edges on either side of this.…
- Gathering reference images and blueprints
- Importing reference images as planes in Blender
- Setting up Blender for modeling
- Sculpting the front and rear fenders
- Adding headlights and taillights
- Building the hood
- Roughing out the trunk
- Adding detail
- Smoothing out the model
- Mirroring the model
- Separating the hood, docks, and trunk
- Modeling the wheels
- Creating the tire-tread pattern
- Making wheel hubs, rims, and spokes
- Finishing and fitting the wheels
- Making the grille
- Adding windshields and trim
- Finalizing the model
- Adding lighting and reflective surfaces
- Rendering the final model
Skill Level Intermediate
Rendering Using Cycles in Blenderwith George Maestri1h 28m Intermediate
1. Preparing Blender for Modeling
2. Modeling the Front End
3. Finishing the Body
4. Modeling Auto Wheels
5. Detailing the Vehicle
6. Finishing Up
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