Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car  

Page 1 / 2 Next
  RSS

jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:09 pm  

Here is a small creation journal of my entry for the Hum3D Car Render Challenge 2020.

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 

As per usual, I started with researching and looking for ideas.

Pinterest is a great place to start

 

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
With recent adaptations of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell in mind and also high hopes for release of Cyberpunk 2077 I settled on a sci-fi vehicle.
 
Something that would drive in not so distant, dystopian future with the mandatory inclusion of retrofuturistic, 80s aesthetic (yej yej a bit cliche but whatever)
 
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:11 pm  

I took the most direct inspiration from no doubt, iconic DeLorean DMC-12

 

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
I also had in mind a bit of light armor and general rough look of the militarized police vehicle.
 
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 

The look which I think is well captured on this concept: https://www.artstation.com/peter6409

 

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:14 pm  

When I had abase model of a car I started to think about the scen.

Dark, rainy atmospheric background of city with skyscrapers a neons was the first thing that popped in to my mind and something that I was able to put together quickly thanks to the fact that I had some props from unfinished scene in similar vibe that i was working on some time ago 😛

 

I made few simple buildings and neon advertisements that are mostly just simple planes with emmisive textures made from photos like those:

 

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 

This tutorial by Ian Huber also came in handy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_ikG-u_6r0

 If you are a Blender user checking out this guys tips and general work are a must.

 

I did some test renders and started iterative work on both car and scene models.

 

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:16 pm  

I actually created the interior later on in the process. I wasn't sure if I am going to make one at all. But the opened up doors that allow for a look inside seemed like a cool idea.

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
The interior was in a big part based on a Mitsubishi Starion
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
Edited: 1 year  ago

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:20 pm  

When I was fairly satisfied with both interior and exterior of the car I moved on to unwrapping and Texturing.

Initially I thought about clean, white or black paint job, but after some testing I found out I really like combination of silver paint with black bottom that kinda imitates the Japanese police car.

 

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
At this point I also already decided on blue tinted windows and some normal map raindrops on the car
 
I have done some more test renders this time with added textures
 
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:21 pm  

and now to the character

 

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:23 pm  

Again the main inspiration was taken from Ghost in the Shell and a few other concepts similar to the Major Motoko Kusanagi.

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
I’ve gathered few base meshes of characters that were available online and begun kitbashing a futuristic police officer.
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
When the model was ready, to speed up the process I auto unwrapped it with substance painter and rigged using mixamo.
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
With UV maps and rig ready I started Texturing. I created a few variations of dark, creased fabric on tactical gear and glossy latex covering the body. I took some more time to make the headgear feel heavy and slightly roughed up with metal visible on the edges.
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:29 pm  

Some more testing with half made textures. At the beginning I was considering red glowing eyes, but the look was a bit too menacing.

At this point I also realised that the ultra wide aspect ratio will not go so well with the presentation of this vehicle and begun cutting stuff down towards the middle of the frame.

 

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
One of the last things to texture was the screen at the back of the car.
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
I made the taillights a bit in style of the vaporwave/synthwave setting sun
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
And licence plate a bit of homage to the Blade Runners ones
 
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:32 pm  
Lastly, I narrowed down framing even more so the car took up almost whole picture, optimised stuff so the render met the size requirements and et voilà! Here is my Render for this year's competition.
Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car

ReplyQuote
jeandiz
Eminent Member
Joined: 3 years  ago
Posts: 25
01/12/2020 6:45 pm  

I also did the mandatory clay render of the scene.

Car Render Challenge 2020 Sci-Fi Police Car
 
Here I think I also need to give a credit to the sketchfab user named Bobeer as the carbine visible in the render is his creation that he shared under CC BY 4.0 licence. I also used various other models in planing out the scene or kitbashing parts of the character. Special thanks also go to the creator of HDRIHeaven, from where I obtained this HDRI https://hdrihaven.com/hdri/?c=night&h=shanghai_bund.
Many textures in the scene were made from assets available on https://cc0textures.com/   and  https://www.cgbookcase.com/

ReplyQuote
Page 1 / 2 Next
  
Working

Please Login or Register