Build a Car-Workshop

ZooHead

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Build a Car-Workshop


Welcome to the Build a Car Workshop
The techniques shown here have been developed
as a basis for building any style of car or truck.
There are other ways to reach this goal, this is my way.

It's good to note that "my way" is always changing,
partly from watching Frank, Helmut, Rene, Pat and others.
And also from incessant experimentation and repetition.

The first installment is a video of
the construction of a basic box form, followed by a detailed PDF file.
There is no sound track
or any explanation on this video, all that will be on the PDF.

Video 1- Car Build 01 Added audio track

The PDFs are taking longer than anticipated so here is the next video
Video 2- Car Build 02
I could build 100 cars in the time it takes me to make make these PDFs

I given up on the PDFs, and will be doing mostly video tutorials from now on.
These are the first videos with my new recording setup, please
tell me how they sound compared to the first tutorial.
Seams Gaps and Recesses
Seams Gaps and Recesses 02

 

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Rene66

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Great Video - I absolutely picked up a couple tips/tricks - thanks for taking the time to create - BTW - I love your image with the models in the trash bin :)
 

ZooHead

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Thanks Rene, I like doing the videos in place of the animated GIFs, it's less work for more impact.
The files are much bigger of course, but there's more freedom to just build.

I used ScreenFlow, as QuickTime Player produces horrible
stroboscopic anomalies on my iMac with Mountain Lion.

 

ZooHead

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This is an example of what you can make from the base box mesh from the tutorial.

 

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ZooHead

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Give Us This Day, Our Daily Car.

 

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ZooHead

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The PDF production has been real slow, but the videos
are much faster so here is the next one- Car Build 02

This link is also on the first page of the thread.

 

uncle808us

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Thank you for this work. I've been too busy lately to study them but I hope to find time soon. Thanks again.
 

ZooHead

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A quick try at the family station wagon, also
the first model made and sent from my new Mac.
After visual calibration the color is still a bit different from
my iMac, it maybe time to get a color meter for calibration.

PS: I used a little bit of DOF on this one.

 

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ZooHead

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Can tell you're really getting the hang of it ZOO!!
Looks cool.

Regards,
ALinCAL

Thanks Albert, it's starting to come together, at least in the early stages.

I'm using a technique I learned from a Raku pottery master.
Throw a pot on the wheel, then throw it at the wall and repeat.
It was meant to focus our minds on technique and not on one plate or bowl.
Of course I'm not throwing them out, they will serve me well when I
move on to the details, and I don't have to clean that damn wall!

 

ZooHead

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Compact Car


I just realized, the forum is my wall. ;)

 

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ZooHead

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Rusty Truck


I must have left this one out in the rain.

 

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ZooHead

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An inflatable car, it took me 10 times longer to make the valve assembly for this one.

 

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Albert

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Truly impressive ZOO...!!
The time and effort on the valve was well with it, it looks awesome!


Regards,
ALinCAL
 

ZooHead

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Thanks Albert, I'm doing the car shapes so fast now, it's all the little details that take time.

 

Albert

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Thanks Albert, I'm doing the car shapes so fast now, it's all the little details that take time.


ZOO... how did you get the 'bloated' effect?
Did you manipulate the points?
Or, something to do with removing 'Creases' and/or 'Ring Cuts'...?
And subdivision stuff...
:)

Regards,
ALinCAL
 

ZooHead

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The bloated effect is achieved by moving select edges points and
polygons from the base car model, and applying the Subdivision
Modifier. The next video will show how I do that.

I had not intended to build anything specific, but as the model
takes shape, I look at it and say "That kind of looks like a sports
car or station wagon, or a balloon". Or I might think, I wonder
what would happen if I did it this way, and then
go in that direction if it looks good.

 

ZooHead

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One of the variation I'm playing with is the wheel well, either
4, 6 or 8 sections. This little convertible uses 4 sections.

 

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