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Making Of 'SLS AMG'

By Dai Xinqi
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Date Added: 22nd February 2013
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3ds Max

It looked like the diffuse map was too dark. So I needed to adjust the brightness of the composite texture, add an output node, and set the output amount to 1.5 (Fig.30).

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Fig.30

Fig.31 shows the final ground shader.

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Fig.31

You can see the white light, which doesn't look good. But thanks to the camera angle, it wasn't a problem at all. In fact, when I tested my scene, I ended up adjusting these parameters again and again. If you want a good result, patience is your partner. So, be patient please.

Car Paint

Before I get into what I did in the software, I'm going to talk a little about real car paint. There are many kinds of car paint in this world, but the basic ones are always non-metallic paint (Fig.32) and metallic paint (Fig.33).

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Fig.32

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Fig.33

Metallic paint is a multilayer material, which has two layers at least. For a high-quality result, you can create a complex shader, maybe three or four layers. At the bottom of the metallic paint, there's a glossy paint, and it decides which color the car is, like blue or red. At the top of the metallic paint, it's a thin, glazed and colorless paint; the beautiful reflection of a Ferrari comes from this part.

There are two special characteristics of the metallic paint:

• Multi-specular. The specular of the bottom part is bigger than the top part, so it will be very beautiful and charming under a powerful illumination (as shown on the tail of Fig.33).
• Flakes. There are many metal flakes in the bottom paint, which will flicker around the highlights.

In most projects, the key point of a metallic paint shader is the multi-specular (Fig.34).

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Fig.34





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(ID: 251277, pid: 0) Luiz Fernando Fonseca Pimentel on Tue, 11 February 2014 7:38pm
Hi. In help of 3dsmax is physically corrected scale like world is use inche in system units setup.
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(ID: 220975, pid: 0) Marc on Tue, 24 September 2013 12:00pm
excellent tutorial, helped a lot!!
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(ID: 200195, pid: 0) Abdools on Thu, 30 May 2013 3:26am
wow.. the Car modeling so complate, what about optimized? i mean need less polygon. cool tutorial thx..
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(ID: 193145, pid: 0) 3dcalsiver on Fri, 19 April 2013 1:14pm
Is there a video tutorial?
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(ID: 184600, pid: 0) Prehistor on Sun, 03 March 2013 6:03pm
Excellent !!!!!!, this making of helped me a lot to complete my own project :D... thanks !
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(ID: 184397, pid: 0) Energyzx on Sat, 02 March 2013 7:29am
wa !! coool !!! man!Really excellent work, Thanks for sharing
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