View Full Version : Car setup help

07-13-2007, 06:38 PM
Hi, I have been modeling a car but I am having problems setting up the scene to have it render realistically. I have some car paint presets but I think i need help setting up the lights and cameras etc...

Anyway does anyone know of any good tutorials that can help me?


07-13-2007, 11:27 PM
Obviously don't see your model or render, but one thing to be aware of is that a car reflects the environment around it. This can be accomplished by using a bacground image, texture environment/HDRI image, or maybe a dome covering a large area around the vehicle with a panoramic image containing surrounding land and clouds mapped to it.

07-14-2007, 02:32 PM
Yep, Jame sis right, without environment Cars look bad :). So either you model environment or "fake" it with Image maps to reflect on car paint :).