If you want to learn how to model a car from reference pictures, then check out this tutorial by Gaurav Nawani.
Gaurav covers techniques such as loading bitmaps in the 3D viewports, tracing them, mesh extrusion, normal correction and using subdivision surfaces. The tutorial is aimed at intermediate level Blender users.
You may remember Gaurav from The Making of Ambassador Summers.
The tutorial has been on his site for more than a year, but it's still excellent learning material and we definitely want to have this one in our library.
Youl'll find it here.
Update: Gaurav's site traffic maxxed out. For the time being, I've put a local copy on this site and routed it through the Coral Cache. The links may display slowly, but they work:
Hello, the data limit transfer is over.Sad.
I tried google's cache:)
Sorry about that; I've added a local copy (see the text above).
It doesnt work the local copy link
How about now?
Thanx bart! ;)
Update: I had to switch from local hosting to the Coral Cache, a distributed network that takes a lot of load off the server. The traffic was killing the connection.. We checked with some people around the planed and the links are ok.
hey bart, do you have any other such exciting tutorials.it will be so helpful to me as i am only a beginner ,im only 17yrs old . :)
@Prince: we have all our tutorials available in the tutorials archive:
There`s also a biggggg workshop on blendpolis.org- "Lamborghini Gallardo"
Perhaps the entire tut can be made into a downloadable PDF?
thank you very much bart . i found out a place where i can download blender3d models ,but i dont think that will be of much use to me . http://www.katorlegaz.com/downloads/Blender_3D_Model_Repository
i am interested in learning 3d modelling and animation.
you are quite famous in blendernation, huh ,Bart.
don you get tired of replying to these messages. :)
i found a url to download entire blender tutorial in pdf format
i think that will be helpful to you.
The links in the article almost work... The text looks fine, but the image links still point at a geocities website, and don't display anymore.
The links don't seem to be working again....
They work ok for me. Because of the cache, it sometimes helps to reload the page after a minute if it doesn't work immediately.
one quick question:
how do i make multiple ports (views) to put the blueprints in the back of
ok i just figured that out on accident, soooo:
how do i move them into a
1 | 2
3 | 4
figured it out on accident again
Hey dude! Thank you so much for posting this! The post was really helpful, thanks again!