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Making Of 'Mercedes Benz CLS550'

By Soroosh Ghaffarian
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Date Added: 13th July 2010
Software used:
Maya, mental ray
For the lighting, I used an HDRI map connected to an Environment Shader in the render pass to light my scene and produce the reflections. To do so I created a sphere, went to Render Settings > Indirect Lighting > Create Image Based Light. Within the window that appeared, I assigned a free HDRI file to the scene.  Just one plane for getting the car shadow and one sphere for making light and reflections were enough (Fig.21 - 23).

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Fig. 21

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Fig. 22

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Fig. 23


I used "usebackgroundshader" for the plane object, and then created the car body material, tire etc. In Fig.24 you can see are some of the most important shaders I used.

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Fig. 24



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(ID: 144093, pid: 0) Issac on Tue, 28 August 2012 2:37am
Wonderful. Thanks for Sharing .
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(ID: 79387, pid: 0) Tricecold on Mon, 16 January 2012 5:01pm
Did you used smooth poly approximation and if so what are the settings ?
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(ID: 59816, pid: 0) Victor on Thu, 10 November 2011 12:30am
Hi I ve been checking ur tutorial i ve a huge confusion u set the use background shaer so set the car is in the ground and u jsut rendered with the hdr sphere or u made pre compositing in photoshop? i would liek to know better how u made to render the car and make it look is in the road , as faar i understood u took the anle and use the use bakground shder and u compose in photoshop i would apreciate a lot ur help thanks by reading regards from mexico
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