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brayne
04-01-2004, 03:15 AM
Hi all, I've just been landed a job that incorporates a Formula 1 racing car, and I'm quite sure they don't realise the cost for me to create one. Does anyone know where I might find a free (or very cheap) resource where I can possibly find a formula 1 car mesh? Or perhaps someone out there has already built one and would like to donate?

Thanks

js33
04-01-2004, 03:23 AM
Try this. There are a couple of free Formula 1's here but they are in 3ds format so you will have to surface them.

http://www.3dcafe.com/asp/vehicles.asp

Cheers,
JS

brayne
04-01-2004, 03:36 AM
Too easy.

Thanks mate!

Bruce

js33
04-01-2004, 03:52 AM
Here are some nicer ones but they aren't free. Unfortunately most of them are in MAX format which you can't use in LW without a convertor. But there are a few in lwo format.

More Formula 1 cars (http://www.turbosquid.com/HTMLClient/Search/Index.cfm?FuseAction=ProcessSearch&stgAD=15J244404040441&intStartRow=1&intMediaType=2&istSearchKey=Formula+1+racing+car&stgBoolean=L)

Also check out the DE ESPONA INFOGRAFICA. 3D ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODELS. (http://www.deespona.com/3denciclopedia/menu.html)
Very extensive collection of models but again unfortunately in MAX format although some are available in both lwo and max formats.

So this brings up the ? of convertors. Does Kaydara's fbx convertor convert MAX format to LW?

Back to Googling.

Cheers,
JS

brayne
04-01-2004, 04:31 AM
Thanks for that. I've actually got the entire De Espona collection, but unfortunately no Formula 1 cars. Lots of tanks though!

I'm pretty sure the ones on 3D Cafe will be fine, but if I can get the client to spend the money, I'd rather one of those nice ones on Turbo Squid.

omeone
04-01-2004, 05:06 AM
according to the de espona site, there is Jordan 191 F1 car in the catalogue

brayne
04-01-2004, 05:33 AM
Yes, you are quite right. Unfortunately the De Espona catalogue doesn't come with any sort of book or anything, so you have to wade through and html index (like they have on the web). I managed to skip right past it!

nerdyguy227
04-01-2004, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by js33
Unfortunately most of them are in MAX format which you can't use in LW without a convertor.

Are there any free converters?
If not, how much do they cost?

js33
04-01-2004, 07:54 PM
I believe Kaydara has a free but probably limited converter on their site.

Cheers,
JS

nerdyguy227
04-01-2004, 07:56 PM
What it his website?

nerdyguy227
04-01-2004, 08:15 PM
oh www.Kaydara.com lol

kofot
04-02-2004, 12:03 AM
You can also try this site.

http://fw11b.topcities.com/

The guy who has the site has made a lot of pretty good F1 car models as you can see in the "garage"-section of the site. He uses Cinema 4D, and I don't know if there is a suitable converter for that format. I also have no idea if the models are available or not, but you can try to contact him.

brayne
04-02-2004, 12:38 AM
Holy cow, this guy is obsessed! Some beautiful models though.

Thanks anyway, but the client is quite happy with the De Espona model, so I'm just going to go with that one.

Red_Oddity
04-02-2004, 01:53 AM
Or go to your local bookstore and see if they have the Taschen Book's 500 3d models collections, they cost $40 or 30 and are of decent quality

http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/digital/all/index/1.htm

brayne
04-02-2004, 02:00 AM
Yep, I've got that too. They are just a small selection of the De Espona collection. Most of them are a very low polygon count, and don't stand up to close scrutiny.

Red_Oddity
04-02-2004, 02:35 AM
But, they are very handy for 3D background plates (so you can model over them and have the right proportions)

brayne
04-02-2004, 02:48 AM
Originally posted by Red_Oddity
But, they are very handy for 3D background plates (so you can model over them and have the right proportions)

Agreed! I wasn't criticising the book. It's a brilliant resource for the price. It was the reason why I bought the De Espona library.