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Modeling a High-performance Vehicle in 3ds Max

by Chidi Mbadugha

Hone your modeling techniques for multiple applications while creating a fantastic car. In this course, you'll use reference images as you craft each part of the vehicle and learn how to light it properly once you're done. Software required: 3ds Max 2015, Photoshop, Mental Ray

What you'll learn

If you've ever dreamed about using your 3D modeling skills to create a high-performance vehicle, this is the perfect course for you. Throughout this course, Modeling a High-performance Vehicle in 3ds Max, you'll develop your skills while working on this challenging and fun project. You'll start by working from a few reference images and then begin modeling in all the components of this complex vehicle, from windshield to wheels. Once all the modeling is in place, you will set up a basic environment and add some simple shaders and a light rig to do a quick beauty render of your vehicle. By the end of this course, you'll not only have a high-quality render of a car, but also more refined modeling skills that will help you with your own projects in the future. Software required: 3ds Max 2015, Photoshop, and Mental Ray.

About the author

Chidi is a 3D Environment Artist that has worked in the games industry for eleven plus years. He graduated from DigiPen Institute of Technology in 2003 and has worked on various videogame consoles since. He has worked on the Forza Motorsport series since Forza 2 and has worked on various platforms from the PSP to the Xbox One. Chidi’s passions are modeling and texturing with strong emphasis on lighting. He’s worked with Mental Ray and also freelances as a graphic designer as well.

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