Thanks to Prikye, feral1, alanguer & Silent][Moebius for your comments. Before going to some details, here's a test render with some mats. As usual, renders are done with YafRay.
PS : Remembering I've started to add details : I modelled a simple, old-looking tire, the same way I described in the tutorial I posted on my site. Almost not viewable with this lighting, will do better next time
brunoqs, it will be useful for me if you can check out the lines needing more chamfering in your opinion.
allowit, I agree with you : it should be better with an interior but the problem is I lack of good refpics (both int & ext, in facts) Only 2 in my hand, from a test in french magazin "Sport Auto" (issue of March 2006) If I can get any good set of refpics, I will give a try to an interior.
Silent][Moebius, I think you're right, I will try this way during my next work session.
Thanks Silent][Moebius for spending some time for me. I believe you when you say it's hard But I did not understand what you mean with "sun roof". Can you explain it to a poor not-english-as-mother-tongue guy ?
Thanks Masakari987 and MARTS, yes I keep going. I played with YafRay and my scene setup to achieve some preliminary studio style. Here's what I got so far.
this project is coming along very nicely the last render needs more light htough, so you can see all the details.
concerning the sun roof, it's a small rectangular opening in the roof of a car that can be opened. while i was looking for some ref pics, i stumbled across a picture that showed this car with such a sun roof, i haven't seen it on other models though.
Looks pretty good. I like the visual look to it, but Silent][Moebius is right, it does hide some of the details.
Those settings will look great for a final render. Although the edges of the chrome areas at the back of roof may need some more AA or something, as they look a little rough.
Thanks Silent][Moebius and Masakari987 for your comments.
About the sun roof (in french, "toit ouvrant", that is, "opening roof"), I think it's not stock. Very usual to add it, but disastrous for the value of a classic car.
About the too dark render, I agree with both of you. Here's a lighter render I've done yesterday.
About the chrome areas needing more AA, I agree it's not good looking right now but after looking closer to some refpics, I saw I need to remodel it : there is a chrome part on the main body, and another one fixed to the door. There is also some rubber I need to model.
Here's the lighter render : please tell me if you think it's lightened enough.