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CAR AND BIKE LOVERS THREAD - MARK II
Posted: 16 October 2012 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 331 ]
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I’ve been playin with an old favorite, the 57 Chevy Bel-Air hardtop, this old freebie has seen some changes on my computer for sure, from the old stock lwo file converted to a obj, to becoming a race car, complete with roll cage, racing wheels, and someday I’ll figure out how to do the graphics I want on it, however, I wanted a street version, one with really decent wheels, instead of having to make all sorts of changes to the old Sketchup wheels, though those are pretty decent wheels to be sure, I wanted something that most guys who had classic Chevy’s back in the day would go for, Crager Mags!

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Posted: 18 October 2012 07:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 332 ]
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That is one sweet ride Betsy. Where are the tires and Cramers from?

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Posted: 18 October 2012 11:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 333 ]
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music2u4u - 18 October 2012 07:02 PM

That is one sweet ride Betsy. Where are the tires and Cramers from?

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Posted: 19 October 2012 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 334 ]
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“The Collection”

It was a modest collection of classics, well-maintained, and open to the public Thursday through Sunday. A nice place to pass the time if you were a car buff, but probably not the ideal outing for an easily-bored tween-ager…

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Posted: 19 October 2012 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 335 ]
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equinoxx5 - 19 October 2012 09:04 AM

“The Collection”

It was a modest collection of classics, well-maintained, and open to the public Thursday through Sunday. A nice place to pass the time if you were a car buff, but probably not the ideal outing for an easily-bored tween-ager…

Nice collection there equinoxx5.

 

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Posted: 19 October 2012 08:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 336 ]
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Very nice indeed! Love the bored kid sitting on the floor while his dad dreams…lol. Thanks for sharing this with us. Your pooter must be a monster of memory!!!!

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Posted: 19 October 2012 08:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 337 ]
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Slow day at work…this is what I did, made a new tire with treads and an old style American magnesium Mag.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 11:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 338 ]
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music2u4u - 19 October 2012 08:36 PM

Very nice indeed! Love the bored kid sitting on the floor while his dad dreams…lol.

Her dad, as it happens, though it’s tough to tell at this distance. Yes, Alison is likely also doing some dreaming… of sparkly vampires, or shirtless werewolves, or whatever it is the kids are into nowadays.

Thanks for sharing this with us. Your pooter must be a monster of memory!!!!
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Fairly modest, actually; 4GB, with a 2.1 GHz dual-core proc and a 1GB GeForce 9500 GT video card.

In addition to the 11 cars (one of which is just a static prop, completely unrigged), the garage model (for the record, 3-D-C’s Tuning Garage, available at Rendo) and decorations (the gas pump and Coke machine are converted SketchUp models; the various bits of wall decor are plane prims with textures and transmaps as needed), there are 3 V4’s, an M4 and 4 Genesii, all clothed. By the time I had the scene fully populated, my viewport was at a crawl in wireframe mode.

Render took around 7.5 hours.

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Posted: 19 October 2012 11:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 339 ]
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music2u4u - 19 October 2012 08:55 PM

Slow day at work…this is what I did, made a new tire with treads and an old style American magnesium Mag.

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Nice looking may there, are you going to release it? The mags I was using were converted sketch up models, and I can’t get them to come outright!

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Posted: 20 October 2012 08:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 340 ]
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betsy662 - 19 October 2012 11:54 PM
music2u4u - 19 October 2012 08:55 PM

Slow day at work…this is what I did, made a new tire with treads and an old style American magnesium Mag.

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Nice looking may there, are you going to release it? The mags I was using were converted sketch up models, and I can’t get them to come outright!

nah…I can send you a link to it though…I did this in sketchup too.

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Posted: 21 October 2012 08:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 341 ]
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Well golly gee! Great little mag wheel and tire there, kind of looks like the American Mag Wheel I had been using, but that one began coming out messed up more recently, this one is great, the really nice thing is in Blender, its all one piece, so if I need to reposition it, I don’t have to try to select all the pieces of a group, I just right click anywhere on the wheel or tire and and I can move the entire thing, which of course, tells me that after you made it in sketchup, you must have done the smoothing in Poseray!

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Posted: 22 October 2012 02:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 342 ]
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The 1956 Chevy Nomad is sporting Sierra Gold over Adobe Beige and the Bel Air is wearing Sherwood Green over Pinecrest Green. I tried to match the Chevy colors a close as I could.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 343 ]
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Oh man Cherokee, those are nice, I wonder when we will get the 56 models available to everyone? It took so long just to get the 57, and there are no decent 55’s! Very nice conversions by the way!

 

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Posted: 22 October 2012 03:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 344 ]
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betsy662 - 22 October 2012 03:19 PM

Oh man Cherokee, those are nice, I wonder when we will get the 56 models available to everyone? It took so long just to get the 57, and there are no decent 55’s! Very nice conversions by the way!

 

Thanks Betsy. These weren’t hard to convert. Just making sure the texture areas were correct and changing a few. I found a “57 Nomad but after converting, it looked like crap.

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Posted: 22 October 2012 04:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 345 ]
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The 57s have been covered pretty well, Nationale7 has a really nice Nomad and convertable, for a hardtop I usually use the old lwo standby, the problem is when it comes to the tri-five Chevy’s, only the 57 is modeled to any degree, the 55 and 56 just aren’t available at a reasonable cost.

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