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Blacking out the interior is a
relatively quick job, although we will of course go in later to pick out a
few highlights and details.
In this image I have also added the side skirt.
Now for the wheels. The more
observant amongst you may have noticed that I am using "layer sets" in my
image. Basically this means I am putting some layers into folders. This
helps you keep track of your layers, especially when you have a lot as I
tend to do. You can see here for example that I have used many layers to
create the wheels, but they are all grouped into one "layer set".
I have taken some time with the wheels, not least because they are chrome,
and therefore pick up a lot of details. As has been said by others, poor
wheels can spoil an otherwise very good render.
Another new layer, and now I
have added the shadow under the vehicle. A trick is to put this layer under
all the other vehicle layers, you can then just colour right underneath the
car. I actually used two layers to create this shadow. The lighter of the
two has a crisp edge, and helps show that there is very strong and direct
sunlight on the vehicle. The second shadow, is darker and softer, and really
helps throw darkness under the vehicle.
Well obviously I have added some
details to the background of the image here. This was simply a case of very
quickly and loosely blocking in some shapes. Importantly however I have also
added the reflections from these shapes. For example the reflections from
the lines on the road have been added to the body side. As has been said
before... take some time to understand these reflections... don't just copy
A small step here, but I have
taken some time just to work into some of the details, and crisp up the line
work a little. I have also added a bit of depth to the side windows, shading
where necessary. You will also notice that I even decided to tone down the
reflections on the hood a little more.
Showing the environment and how
it reflects on the surfaces of your vehicle comes next. It is important to
note that this comes only after the basic lighting and shading is finished.
At this stage I have only looked at how the far away objects have reflected
onto the vehicle. These reflections are generally very subtle, so avoid the
temptation to overdo them. Again, take the time to try to understand why
these reflections are visible, and what they are reflections of.
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