Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

By Mike Lockett

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Date Added: 4th December 2010
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Modelled in Maya, rendered with Mental Ray, Textures created in Photoshop, Composited in Aftereffects.

Thank you to everyone who followed the WIP thread and helped to achieve the final image.
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Tikku Sahu on Thu, 09 December 2010 1:46pm
its nice work
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Raptoreagle (Forums) on Wed, 08 December 2010 10:46pm
Thanks mike!!!!!!!!!!! will try this out............
MStandar (Forums)
MStandar (Forums) on Tue, 07 December 2010 4:29pm
looking very good, so far, love your mesh flow :)
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Tue, 07 December 2010 4:09pm
Thanks Tycane3D,I know what you're saying, I mapped a ramp to a sphere to get that highlight in the reflections. I'm pretty much done with this project for now. I may put it in an environment if i take it any further. Thanks or the suggestions tho!
Tycane3D (Forums)
Tycane3D (Forums) on Tue, 07 December 2010 12:43pm
Looks loverly!If i may make a suggestion, the lightbox on the side, maybe make it a gradient also, that fades out towards bottom or top (whichever u like best), so as to not have this big invasive white line on the side, there is very little color variation in that reflection and it kinda detracts from the rest I feel,And maybe have some nice reflection working on the top part of the car cause light wise there is not much happening there.She softbox reflections look great tho
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Tue, 07 December 2010 11:57am
[B]Sathe:[/B] Thanks, man.[B]raptoreagle:[/B] I used Maya's image based lighting with a ramp texture to give an ambient light to the scene and make the sharp highlight on the car paint. I've attached an image of the ramp. The only thing to note here is that the white's value has to be above 1 in order to emit light.I had two area lights lighting the car. The key was slightly yellow and the fill was light blue. I've attached images to show their settings and position in the scene.This an easy setup to use but with your Murcielago's flat angular surfaces it you might find it doesn't work as well. Play around with the ramp, place the hard edge at different heights to change the position of the highlights on your car.Hope this helps.[m]
Sathe (Forums)
Sathe (Forums) on Tue, 07 December 2010 7:07am
Nice edges man.
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Raptoreagle (Forums) on Tue, 07 December 2010 5:12am
Great!......................just what i wanted to hear!Ur renders came out very nice..............................i'll like to know ur lighting setup. I need to give my Murciealgo a similar treatment!Thanks.
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Mon, 06 December 2010 8:59am
Hey RaptoreagleIt was modeled in Maya and rendered with Mental Ray. I comped the final image in Aftereffects.
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Raptoreagle (Forums) on Fri, 03 December 2010 9:36pm
errrrrr....................may i askwhat software did u use to do this?
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Wed, 01 December 2010 9:05am
Yep that works for me!
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Wed, 01 December 2010 6:35am
[B]Dave:[/B] Thanks. Think I've solved the wheel issues. Put a bit more tread on the tire, deepened the dish on the rim and scaled the rim down a bit. Using a 35mm lens now helps too i think.[B]Gesith:[/B] Thanks, man. Here are some wires.
Gersith (Forums)
Gersith (Forums) on Sat, 27 November 2010 12:18am
Nice and clean modelPut some wire renders
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 4:24pm
I literally googled "shelby daytona cobra" and got that hit.I look forward to the updates man!
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 3:49pm
Nice pic, where did you find it? Yeah the tires could do with a bigger wall and more of a bulge. I've also realised i need to put a rear view mirror in.
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 3:02pm
I would make them a little smaller as well. [IMG]http://dupontregistry.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/shelby-daytona-cobra-coupe1.jpg[/IMG]
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 2:58pm
Cheers, think i might just make the rims a bit deep tho. Def on the rear.
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 2:53pm
Ok fair.I do love the paint though.
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 2:46pm
No, the tread is right. Most of these old race cars had that amount of tread. They usually used Good Year Eagle tires.
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 2:38pm
Not sure a race car would have that much tread on the tyres either.
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 1:34pm
Thanks Dave, i see what you mean. It might be a lensing issue as they haven't changed from the previous render. I think the rear rim can be deeper too.
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 1:29pm
Hmm for me the wheels look too tall and too thin. Makes the car look like a tractor.Everything else is on point!
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Thu, 25 November 2010 11:51am
Update
Okay so I've made some minor tweaks here and there. Drew up the right font for the numbers on the decals and tweaked the shader. Made textures for the side walls. Put a texture and bump on the radiator and removed the mesh (it wasn't adding to it and was barely visible) A few more things done to the interior that you can't see here. In the comp I added reflection, slight back light/glow and graded the image.I think I'm just about done with this one for now unless you guys see something I don't?
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Thu, 18 November 2010 7:03am
Finished modeling. Some texturing still to done on the interior (dials, carpets etc.) Will tweak the shaders once i have a back plate image to comp on. I'm hoping to get to a racetrack this weekend and get some nice shots.
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Mon, 15 November 2010 3:05pm
Forgot the ref :lame:
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Mon, 15 November 2010 3:04pm
Thanks lebaje, I'll post a bigger render as soon as I'm done with all the modeling. The part of the window you are talking about is actually a second sort of scoop window (I've attached an image of it) but I think it needs to be clearer in the render.These shaders still need a lot of work!
Lebaje (Forums)
Lebaje (Forums) on Mon, 15 November 2010 2:37pm
biger render would be nice.the tire look a little bit blur, but maybe because is just to small and there is a weird effect at the corner of the right windows of the car?Keep going my friend, love this thread.
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Mon, 15 November 2010 8:15am
Well it's been a while since i touched this project. Damn real work, getting in the way. Anyway, still trying to get the modeling out of the way. The list is short tho:Windscreen wipers, Door inserts, Interior carpets, Harness.Here's a little test render for the mean time. Some of the shaders still need work, particularly the rims.
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TCC (Forums) on Sun, 03 October 2010 8:34pm
nice car, excellent texture and render
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Thu, 30 September 2010 9:27am
Ah keep going man! This is a glorious model!
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Thu, 30 September 2010 7:41am
Thanks parlee! If i can get anywhere near your level of accuracy I'll be happy. There are also quite a few different kit types for this car so a lot of the reference images don't quite match up :wall:
Parleee (Forums)
Parleee (Forums) on Wed, 29 September 2010 11:43pm
Looks great so far. Exceptionally smooth modelling, and the details are integrated nicely.Good luck getting the interior portions to fit perfectly. I had a similar problem with the ranchero, got the body finished and everything looked fine, but the interior didn't fit at all. Took a bit of creativity to get everything to look right. Nothing beats standing beside the car with a tape measure and a camera. (Easier said than done with this pretty.)
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Wed, 29 September 2010 7:33pm
I've had some time lately to work on this car again so here's a small update. The interior shell is wrong. I still am looking for references for how it all fits together, specifically the wheel wells and where the door meets the body. Anyway, once that's done I can move on to the carpets and door insides and other interior bits. So hopefully more to follow.
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Wed, 01 September 2010 8:27pm
Cool, thanks guys.The materials and lighting are by no means final. Just a quick test really. I'm struggling with Maya's MIA architectural shaders. I used the chrome preset and tweaked the rubber preset but the centre part of the rim is a funny looking metal. From the reference mage it looks like a rough anodised aluminium. I guess I should just get all the modelling out of the way first!:haha:
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Raptoreagle (Forums) on Wed, 01 September 2010 7:31pm
nice Wheels!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Wed, 01 September 2010 3:53pm
I would more on your materials.The chrome needs work (might be the lighting) and the wheel center material needs tweaking.
Scrat_SG (Forums)
Scrat_SG (Forums) on Wed, 01 September 2010 2:55pm
Looks great.
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Wed, 01 September 2010 12:50pm
[B]Dave[/B]: Yeah, i see what you mean. I think the holes need to be wider apart, bigger and the outer bottom corners need to be lower. Found some new references for it. Thanks.Worked on the wheels a bit. Made the tire, brake assembly and added nuts to the rim. Did a little test render:
Kujoe (Forums)
Kujoe (Forums) on Wed, 01 September 2010 11:54am
Hi sweet looking seat nice modelin:dance::dance::wave:
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Wed, 01 September 2010 9:22am
Yeah man looks really nice but the holes look a bit off.
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Tue, 31 August 2010 8:06pm
[B]raptoreagle[/B] and [B]Kujoe[/B]: Thanks you![B]Dave[/B]: Thanks man, it's the only way I know to keep the geometry clean.Here's a little update. Started the interior with the seat. Decided to go with a cobra racing seat:
Kujoe (Forums)
Kujoe (Forums) on Tue, 31 August 2010 11:55am
Hi mike Looks great:wave::dance:
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums)
I_AM_DAVE_COX (Forums) on Tue, 31 August 2010 9:59am
Nice use of a spline cage!
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Raptoreagle (Forums) on Mon, 30 August 2010 8:44pm
wow nice going mike! I'll be following this.........................i have a lot of stuff to learn!!!!!
MikeLockett (Forums)
MikeLockett (Forums) on Sun, 29 August 2010 3:34pm
Here are some WIP images for the exterior and where I am currently.
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