3DS Max car modeling tutorial – Ford Escort MK1

Welcome to a new tutorial where I will explain and show you how to model a Ford Escort MK1 RS1600. Like other tutorials, this is also very detailed so any beginner can understand and learn something useful. I am Andrei C., the administrator of this tutorial and I would like if you will leave a comment at the end of this tutorial and tell me what do you like and what you don’t like when you are following this tutorial. Like this, I will be able to improve my writing skills.
This is a premium tutorial, so , the first steps are for free and then you will need a membership to follow the entire tutorial. Sorry about the membership but I guess that I deserve a coffee or a beer for these tutorials, and besides, the hosting must be paid :P.

Download the blueprints from here

This is the result of our tutorial :

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If you want to have the same mesh, without bumps and ugly shapes, try to make the same mesh/wireframe as I do in this tutorial and if you are looking for help, just use the forum :)
1. Assuming that you know how to set up your blueprint, we will start by making a plane. If you don’t know how to set up the blueprints, just search on tutorial-z.com and you will find the tutorial :). So, make the plane like me :

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2. Now convert the polygon into an “Editable Poly”. When the polygon is converted, select the same edges as me, then connect them using the same values as me. By connecting them, we will have more vertices so we will make a rounder shape:

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3. Put the vertices in the same place as I did. Don’t rush, make them slower and tru to make a round shape :

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4. Select the same edges, then hold the shift button and drag to the left to start making the hood

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5. Now select these 3 edges and connect them using a single line :

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28 Comments on "3DS Max car modeling tutorial – Ford Escort MK1"

  • A-ti revenit la conceptul de free tutorials ? :)

    • da:). Dar sa sti ca acceptam si donatii daca esti dispus sa platesti 😛

  • BENNY BANASA

    Hi. Would really like to do this Tutorial but can’t seem to download the blueprints. Any ideas?

    Thanks

    • Solved !

      Sorry , I have used the wrong path to link the text to the downloadable file :) . By the way, your nickname sounds familiar. Did you had an account on the old forum ?

      • BENNY BANASA

        Yes I did ages ago found your tutorials really really helpful. Haven’t had the time to come back and do some more but this ford escort tutorial looks really cool.

        • oh, now I remember :) . Stay on tutorial-z.com, I will upload very soon the interior modeling part too :)

          • BENNY BANASA

            Brilliant. I’m quite advanced on cars now but I like to find new tutorials to see if I can learn new techniques. Also interior is one thing I have not been able to model so looking forward to that. :)

          • BENNY BANASA

            Also not sure if you supply them but that RAR file that you give doesn’t actually have the blueprints in the folder, it’s only the 3ds max file

          • F#@K.. well, sometimes I do things really quick and I forgot things. Give me 2 minutes to solve this

          • Can you please try again ? and if there are other problems , please let me know :)

          • BENNY BANASA

            Haha it’s ok its not a problem

          • BENNY BANASA

            Sorry it seems that the blueprints still don’t appear in the folder unless it’s not updated. I will try again in another 15 minutes.

          • it works now :) I just checked

          • BENNY BANASA

            Yes got them now. Thank you

  • Celine

    Hello! Firstly, thank you for that tutorial! Secondly, on the 4th picture page 7, how do you make the selected border straight? is it a shortcut? or do I have to move all the vertices?
    Thank you :)

    • When the edges are selected, scroll down in the modifier menu and you will find the “align” menu. Choose X,Y or Z to see which one is better for you

      • Celine

        thanks, I never tried align, I will from now :) BIG thank you for the quick answer! :)

      • Beginner :D

        Hello.
        I’m extremely new to this software. I cannot find that “Align”. Where is it exactly? This interface is new to me :(

  • Celine

    Hi it’s me again :) from the picture 95 to the picture 96, the round for the light seems rounder, did you apply turbosmooth or sthg else? Thank you :)

    • Yes, I have applied a mesh-smooth just to see how it looks and where to place the bolts

  • Rudy

    Thanks for all the tutorial, although modelling is not my interest, but it is mandatory in my school.
    Your tutorials really helps me a lot in my studies, GBU :)

  • Lakitha

    Image 4 in Page 14. How do you make that border?

    • Select an edge (or more) , hold the shift button and drag it to create the border. Do the same thing for all polygons from that part and don’t forget to use the “weld” tool to connect the vertices. This is the first and also the last time when I am offering support on the website. If you need support, make an account on the forum and post there. This is the purpose of the forum

      • Lakitha

        Thank you very much for your quick reply. I thought you were using a shortcut to make that border. 😀

  • himanshu

    hey I am searching for an android app which is used for modelling purpose
    did you know any… apk..???….

  • himanshu

    hey I am searching for an android app which is used for modelling purpose
    did you know any… apk..???….

  • Ile

    Hi

    How do you manage so many vertexes like on the wheel arches, down on the front bumpers, I always have problems to get a smooth not bumpy surface

    Thanks

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