Technique Focus: Automotive renders
Yuri Rodchenko showcases his detailed Porsche 911 model
Yuri Rodchenko www.artstation.com/rodchenko
I am a freelancer for a range of different automotive advertising companies. I have been modelling cars for over ten years.
AUTOMOTIVE RENDERS To create a detailed realistic concept, first you need to find a large amount of references. Especially if you are going to make an off-road buggy from a classic sports car. You must research the subject as much as you can. In the case of old cars, it’s always a pleasure to discover all the history behind it. The hardest part is to find a way to unite a stock car with custom rally pieces. Be prepared to spend time re-modelling some parts.
The second difficulty you will find is creating the appropriate light. HDRI with backplates is good, but creating a full CGI scene gives you more freedom. You are able to choose your best camera positions. Set up multiple lights to focus attention on the shape of the car, and make sure you understand what you want to emphasise, and which parts to distinguish. The lights tell us a story, providing composition and enhancing shaders.
Don’t forget about one very important thing – the presentation of your work. You can get inspiration for your work from movies, photos and fashion. It will break your boundaries. Different techniques and methods are what will help you achieve a modern and hyper-realistic picture.