In this 3dsMax tutorial we'll use an edge modeling method to begin building our Maserati Gran Turismo. Computer generated cars are a staple of film and commercial projects. Whether the parts all fly together before our eyes in a commercial meant to show off superior engineering, or the car is tossed around by gigantic creatures in a feature film, there is a need to create 3D automotive models. The different parts of a car present specific challenges but also provide certain advantages. The workflow for creating a car can vary, from using splines and surfaces to box modeling. Once we're happy with the shape, we can cut the panels apart and add thickness. We'll cover methods for maintaining hard edges and smooth contours. We'll cover the common polygon modeling tools, as well as some new tools in the Modeling Ribbon that will make certain tasks much easier. It's a big project, but we'll go step by step so that by the end, you'll have created a 3D car from scratch and have the knowledge you need to build your own vehicle. Software required: 3ds Max 2015.
Joshua is a devoted games author at Pluralsight. For years Joshua was a key author behind Digital-Tutors' (now a Pluralsight company) popular game engine training. As a kid, he had a passion for playing video games, which eventually developed into a fascination with the process of game creation. The question of "How'd they do that?" led Joshua on a quest to learn to make these games himself. Ever since then, Joshua has devoted his life to creating games, as well as teaching others to build their own fantastic video games.