Obviously not finished, just want to know how I'm doing so far.
please consider using normal maps for wheel detail instead modeling it directly
80's synth drive by/10
Of course I will, tho I'm not very accustomed to normal maps yet. We've been taught to use Mudbox and apply the hd mesh onto the base mesh as a normal map.
At least for my tastes - almost like something you would see a cop driving down the street before toppling over from all the donuts.
Other than personal tastes - it looks good
you can also use crazybump to generate them via texture
If that software works as it advertises, that's pretty awesome.
what 3d cad software did you use?
There are plenty of softwares like it, it's nothing special. Crazybump hasn't been updated in ages. There are better alternatives now, like Substance Designer, B2M, Knald and PixPlant. There are a couple free ones I think too.
Awesomebump can do pretty much everything Crazybump can and even more(pbr maps) and its FREE.
I mean both crazy and awesome bump are limited, they wont magically give you ready finished good textures, far from it, but they are definitely usefull in some cases.
Aight, bit late to reply, but thanks for the input guys.
I've started my textures and normals, how am I doing?
I used crazybump for the tires >>502010
>square tube front forks
did you even look at motorcycles, do you understand anything?
Hey, don't be a bitch just because the guy built himself a sweet ride. If your main grievance regarding the mechanical merit of this piece is that it would be a sound design if only it had round damper tubes I must call your own understanding of bikes into question.
uhh its good but i don't dig the paintjob
maybe its because its viewport rendering
Npoe, it's mental ray.
How could I improve the paintjob?
just personal taste really, technically there is nothing wrong with it
maybe you can use vray with more advanced lightning setup. i don't really use those renders
Uh, never heard of vray before, I'll look into it. Thanks!
Don't listen to >>502990
He simply isn't aware of mentalray's capabilities... Mentalray has all the features of Vray and more. It's one of the oldest and longest developed ray-tracers around. You're just not using a proper lighting setup, this is an issue regardless of the renderer, wouldn't change just by using Vray.
You need to turn on Final Gathering in the rendering settings. You need to use Area Lights. And perhaps even create Image Based Lighting using the button in the render settings (you'll plug a downloaded HDRi image into it, get a nice outdoor one.).
There's a lot more than that involved with getting a great lighting setup and tweaking rendering settings... but that is the bare essentials to get something halfway decent in a biased renderer.
Oh, don't worry, I know how to set up a proper lighting setup, I was just lazy for this render. I haven't even finished the texturing yet.
I'll show you the final product, if you want!
looks fine for a nintendo 64 game f.am
I replaced the original shaders with mental ray's car paint shader.
Also added a bit more details.
Here is the same image, with Final gathering on. Not very interesting yet, I'll go grab an IBL once I'm done with texturing.
Make sure you attach a lens shader to your camera if you're using mentalray. the mia_photographic is best (you'll need to pump up the first value on it to like 10000 or something to adjust for the lighting correction)
the wheels are too detailed AKA the bike is too lowly detailed
It doesn't look like car paint, needs more sense of clearcoat / shine
Hey OP I like this better than the final gather. Looks good keep going but change up some of the materials. the starry part needs more reflectivity, or maybe its not looking right cos theres nothing to reflect > in which case use an IBL lighting maybe
Here it is, fully lighted, final gathering, IBL, etc.
May work a lil bit more on the textures depending on what you guys suggest me.
Also, you guys have any better color for the seat/lights?
Probably too late to have any impact, but the thing looks way too front heavy.
The rear wheel should be further back to balance it out.
Or have 2 rear wheels and make a trike.
This. Your image is blown out now that FG is on, so you need to use a physically accurate lens correction to adjust for the linear-space lighting.
please turn on linear sRGB and add a photometric lense to your camera lens shader. set the first peramater in the lens to 10,000 and it will look better
Are you using a material with realistic reflections? Try out a layered material with a glossy reflection as the base coat and a specular reflection for the clear coat. For the clear coat you also want the grazing edge to be more reflective than the straight on reflection.
Final product. Ain't as good as it could be but I was on a deadline.