3DS Max car modeling tutorial – Ford Escort MK1

35. Here we will use the basic polygonal modeling by clicking , dragging and placing the vertices at their places, just as we did for the front fender. First, we are creating a rough shape, then we will add some new edges to help us the bend the fender :

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36. Now, if we will apply a smooth modifier, we will see that the edge of the fender wont follow the lines of the blueprint :

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37. To fix that, select these edges,chamfer them and, if necessary, rearrange them and try to make a round shape of the border :

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38. At this step, we will attach the fender to the rest of the body that we have made. So, select the rear fender and attach it to the body :

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39. Select these edges and then use the “Bridge” tool to create some new polygons between them :

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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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