Porsche 550 for the modern user.

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Mike1158
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Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by Mike1158 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:28 am

G'day folks, I hope you are all staying safe and avoiding politicians like the plague, or a plague anyway.

You may have worked out that I am somewhat of a petrol head and general car fanatic.

Essentially a stripped out racer for road circuits and informal circuits. Nothing extravagant engine wise, a 1.6 litre flat four with a footprint of 132" X 66" with not much in the way of weight should give reasonable shove and all round disc brakes should stop it well for the twisty bits. This is still a WIP but I like to render to check for body alignment etc. The inboard front wheel arch shows an extension towards the cabin with an opening outboard for dissipation of heat from the braking system. I would usually have a bonnet opening to extract air from the front splitter which can add to downforce and improve steering at high speed (Reduces wandering especially in sidewind situations).

Still early doors and the design is already different from the version you see here but the next render is still cooking, any and all comments/criticism welcome. Thanks folks. Note, I have not used a studio because it is so early and I am just checking panels etc.
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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by tuna57 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:43 am

Looking good so far. Hope to see more as you move along :^:

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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by Fletch » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:06 am

Looking pretty good - did you lower white to 85% grey?

Respect for attempting to build this in SketchUp. :rspkt:

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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by Mike1158 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:23 am

Thanks folks, the lighter colours are toned down in twilight to give a little differentiation so I suppose yes to that.

I may be a little optimistic but the plan is to have open panels and detailed componants, engine suspension and oil lines etc for a garage/workshop render.

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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by Mike1158 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:18 am

Still more of a test for surfaces and details, more construction which has been a pain with accuracy, something that seems to get worse as a model grows.
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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by Fletch » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:26 pm

I would lower the power of the sun, if it is default 5, set it to 4 or maybe 3.
And/or I would lower the brightness of the white color of the car.
Subject: Diffuse Color for objects in rendering
Fletch wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:25 pm
All base colors for materials in your model should match the diffuse color of the object. That is, the color of the object when viewed under a flat grey sky. So that when sunlight hits it, there's a way for it to lighten up. And if a shadow falls on it, it has a way to go darker (most noticeable in the case of blacks).

In this example of the car we can see that the diffuse color of the car may be called "white" by our mind's eye but actually is some sort of light grey:
HSB 147 7 65

#diffusecolor
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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by Mike1158 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:11 pm

Thanks Fletch, very handy but I have not really got to that stage yet. I have been considering using the Porsche colour swatch set when I can get a good sample (Source in hand but not yet) so when I get to put this in a studio I will have much more ability to play around with these settings. I may even let you see what you think can be done with it. Right now I am using renders to see if the body surface can be class B let alone class A as with the real deal. To be clear, I appreciate the advice from everyone here and will use it, when I can get my head around the different shut/panel/component lines. Getting a migraine thinking about it. Not giving up. :rofl:

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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by tuna57 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:07 pm

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Great progress Looking forward to you putting it into a cool scene of some sort :^:

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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by Mike1158 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:40 am

Thanks mate. Truckin' on.
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Re: Porsche 550 for the modern user.

Post by Mike1158 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:18 pm

Update, colour change.
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