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Making Of 'The Getaway Vehicle'

By Simeon Patarozliev
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Date Added: 9th August 2010
Software used:
3ds Max, V-Ray, Misc

Finishing Touches

All those small things that tell the actual story are the most important thing. I added the money and the high heel on the ground just to push the imagination of the viewer a bit more. I also tried to match the hole in the front window with the blood on the seat. The broken glass itself was made quite easily - I used a plugin called Advanced Painter (it's now implemented and comes as part of 3ds Max 2011) to paint some splines on top of the glass, made them renderable and assigned a glass material.

In the end everything was rendered with V-Ray. I also rendered an AO pass with mental ray. I don't rely much on post-production so I tried to get as close as possible to what I want straight from Max.

Finally, I made a simple composition in Fusion just to give it some life (Fig.10).

Fig. 10

And here's the final image (Fig.11).

Fig. 11


To conclude I want to give you some personal advice: always aim to implement a scenario in your projects. No matter what are you doing, whether it is a car or a character - it doesn't matter. There are so many cars on the internet that are rendered in studio setups and I can guarantee that most people are already sick of looking at them and it's not by any means because they are looking bad. It's not how good your model or texturing is - it's how well you present it. And in the end the ones that have something different about them, something that made them a bit unique, remain. I'm sure while reading this Making Of you remembered quite a few examples of interesting scenes already. So, good luck guys, hope you enjoyed this and I hope I've managed to help someone! Thanks for reading! Now get creative!

If you liked this Making Of and have any questions or just want to check my other stuff then feel free to visit my site: and/or drop me a line.

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(ID: 40425, pid: 0) David on Sun, 17 April 2011 5:54am
I think your concluding paragraph is the best pointer of all, and your quite right.
(ID: 21612, pid: 0) Fpunya on Wed, 08 September 2010 7:23pm
thank you for sharing :)
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(ID: 50859, pid: 807650) Littleclaude (Forums) on Mon, 09 August 2010 10:21pm
Thanks for posting, never seen that HDR set up before :)
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