Thursday, June 25, 2009

Zenvo ST1 and Peugeot 308z on

Thomas Suurland - one of the pioneers of V-Ray/HDRI automotive renderings has posted these conceptual 3D renderings on his website, - (Rendered with V-Ray)

Fist up we have images of the first Danish supercar, the Zenvo ST1, (7litre V8, 810 kw, 0-100km/h in 3.0 seconds, top speed 375km/h)

Next up we have renderings of the beautiful Peugeot 308z concept - a potential Audi TT competitor:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

3D modelling timelapse video by tolas

I stumbled upon this speed modelling video by tolas - watch as he models an Aimpoint rifle sight in 3D:

Speedies Theme 2 x50 from tolas on Vimeo.

Watching this video is gives you an idea of how to model in 3D from photographic reference, (at 50X the normal speed!)

Rendered with fryrender SP1:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Create your own 3D character using CyToons and Google app engine

You can create a 3D character, animate it and then share it on your blog/Facebook account, etc.
Check it out here:
You can just click the "embed code" button to add it to your blog, or copy the source code. However, when I pressed the button to generate the source code for my character I noticed that the last tag was not there, so remember to add it if you are working with the html :p

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

3D StarWars HDRI and V-Ray test by NorWiz

Check out this 3D Storm Trooper test by norWIZ - Funny dance but great quality lighting and rendering :) Made with 3ds max 2009 and V-Ray SP3a:

3D North Sea test by NorWIZ

Have a look at this animated 3D ocean test by norWIZ Impressive stuff, made with 3ds max 2008,V-Ray and Dreamscape:

Free 3D alloy wheel and tire model

here you go (link) - a free 3D alloy wheel and tire model I made some time ago, using autodesk 3ds max 6. It uses some standard ray traced materials and the scanline renderer.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

MK 1 ford Escort RS in 3D

I have a fondness for old cars, so I love it when a fellow 3D modeller shows their appreciation for a classic car by modelling it in 3D. Check out these beautiful 3D renderings of a MK 1 ford Escort RS and a Ford 105E Anglia by DM Multimedia My Mom's first car was a red and white Ford Anlia 105E :) These cars where modelled in Autodesk 3ds max and rendered with Mental Ray. There are also a whole lot of handy 3D car modelling tutorials on the Dm Multimedia site, here Thanks to my brutjie Ant for the link :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Video demo of how V-Ray RT works in 3ds Max 2010 Has posted a video showing how V-Ray RT works, on YouTube.

V-Ray RT is an interactive rendering system that is based on using CPUs - it does not require any special or expensive graphics cards. Judging by the demo video - it looks incredibly fast!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Free HDRI panoramas and timelapse footage

There are great HDRI panoramas and timelapse footage available for free at
The images are available for download in 2 sizes: 10000x4000 pixels for background use and 2000 x 500 pixels for lighting. Great to use in your 3D scenes

Various timelapse footage is also available in HD 1080p, HD 720p, PAL 16:9, and NTSC 16:9 formats. There is footage of Nature, clouds, weather, cites, etc.
You can also comission to capture specific timelapse footage for your needs.

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