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    First attempt a 3-d modeling...(it works now)

    As the title states, this is my first attempt at 3-d modeling. This is a custom design loosely based on the Lotus Elise. BTW, it is scaled to the Fiero. It still needs a lot of work, but I kinda like it and thought I'd share....



    Well, Comcast chose a good time to change everything. I can't seem to download the pic now. When it's fixed, I'll put it up. In the mean time, everyone can take my word for it that it looks cool. t
    Bob custom '84 Fiero SE --->>> custom F408
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    Re: First attempt a 3-d modeling...

    great picture X :-/ can't see it

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    great picture X can't see it
    Sorry about that. Comcast, my provider, has changed there whole setup. I can't even access my homepage now. I've downloaded the image, but I have no idea where it's at...
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    Re: First attempt a 3-d modeling...

    I think I've found it....



    Bob custom '84 Fiero SE --->>> custom F408
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    VERY INTRESTING! What program did you use to do your 3-d?
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    Nice! You used the Audi TT method right? How long did it take you? DId you draw your paths first? Use a picture as a background/guide?

    My blobs took me a few hours to get right using the NURBS method. :-/

    Good work.
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    Re: First attempt a 3-d modeling...(it works now)

    Fanatics_T: I'm using Rhino 3D ver 2. They have a shareware version at their site.

    Filip: You guessed it. I was using the TT tutorial as a guide. Since this is my first attempt, there is more learning involved than anything. I think I have about 12 to 16 hours in it now. I took the Fiero pics I had, profile, head-on etc, whited them out using Photoshop, then used them as an outline to draw the new body. This way the scale and hard point placement was correct. Then I scanned it in and used it as the background. I used the Elise as a basis, but unfortunately it looks a bit like a Cavalier in the front. I think it needs more work
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    Re: First attempt a 3-d modeling...(it works now)

    More pics after a bit more work (read as a lot ;D) Still needs more work, but what do guys (and gals?) think.




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    Re: First attempt a 3-d modeling...(it works now)

    You've done a great job. Myself, I got halfway to my AA degree in digital animation/production and I've got experience with quite a few different programs. I am impressed, keep up the good work. Also, as a suggestion, Alias|Wavefront has their educational version of Maya out for free download. I'd recommend taking a look at it, as the NURBS (Non-uniform Rational Basis Spline for those who wondered) features are amazing. Cars and organic forms are two of the most difficult things to model in 3D, in my opinion.

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    Good work Rob! Is that all one piece?

    Shinji, thanks for the tip. I use AutoCAD at school and I've been working with Rhino 3D some. What do you think is the easiest 3D package for us to use?

    FYI, here is the URL for the FREE download:
    http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/pro...le/index.shtml

    They have a intro kit ($20) that incudes a basic manual and a 1 hr long DVD, as well as the free software.

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