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03 Concept Car by sandrodcpereira 03 Concept Car by sandrodcpereira
Last year at school we were asked to choose a theme for a project that would last the whole year.
The project I came up with consisted of somethings that I was familiar with, and some things that I had never done before:

- First of all, design a concept car of my own. Not something too flashy and futuristic, but a car that I would like to be seen in, and most important, a car that would be believable. A car that could actually exist.
- Second, make a 3D model of the car. While it wasn't my first time making a 3D model, it was my first try at making a car using 3D Studo Max.
- Third, and since I love graphic design, design promotional posters for the car. This consisted of creating a name, making a logotype, and creating the actual posters for the car.
- Fourth, create two videos using the 3D model of the car: one promotional video, and a more funny and personal one. Now this was something I had never tried before and it was a great experience, and even though it was a hard task for one person only, I can say that they came out pretty well.

(Some minor steps were obviously left out of the list; things like creating the scenes for the videos)


It was a great experience, and very rewarding; especially considering I got the highest grade possible. :D


This one is just a generic render of the car model, made in 3D Studio Max. When I first thought of the project, I considered making a high-polygon model, but decided to go with low-polygon, since the other option could delay the project.
The car has roughly 12000 polygons, 2x1024² textures and 3x512² textures, all made from scrath using Photoshop. My goal was not to make an optimized model with the lower polygon count and fewer texture maps possible, but to model a good looking car, regardless of its polygons or textures.

Also, check out:
03 Concept Car - Teaser
03 Concept Car - Posters
03 Concept Car - Sketches

Comments and favourites are really apreciated. :)
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peto Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
This is amazing, great work.  Do you still have the file?  Do you think you would be able to send me an *.stl or upload it to www.solidoodles.com so I can 3D print it!?  I can send you one...
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I may have lost the 3D model during a HDD failure a few years back, but I have to check.

Send me your email address via private message so that we can talk about this some more. I don't visit this website that often, so it'd be easier for me to keep in touch that via email.

Thanks for the feedback and your interest in my work. ;)
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peto Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
cool thanks, and lmasonjr@gmail.com.
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palmeiraant Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
muita bonito, granda trabalhão :P tem assim um misto de smart roadster com as linhas do peugeot RCZ, gosto ;)
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Rancone Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
[link] nice work!
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =P
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Lostheart88 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best concept car designs I've ever seen on deviantART. Its exotic but subtle, sporty yet functional. Top notch work.
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very sorry about the late reply (personal life's keeping me away from the site).

This is one of the nicest comments I've gotten on this site. Thank you very much for the input, it means a lot! Especially because you sound like you know what you're talking about! :D

I really tried hard to make it as subtle as possible, without making it too bland. It was definitely one of the most satisfying projects I've worked on, that's for sure!
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Lostheart88 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
(Life is life, no worries.)

I'm just a car-geek. I eat, dream, and build cars. Your concept was the first car design on DA that I've seen that isn't meant only to look pretty on a wall. Most of the cars on DA are useless show cars or ideas that have no practical application in the real world. Yours does. In fact there have been cars put into production similar to yours. The Autozam AZ-1 for instance. Its a Kei car from Japan that is the world's smallest sports car.

I say keep up the good work! Maybe try your hand at a sports sedan next?
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Again, thank you. :thanks:

The "down to earth" approach was my main goal with this project. Like you said, most concept cars are way to extravagant to ever make it into the production line. I wanted to do it a bit differently. Something that people could actually imagine as a real car, driving down the street.

Like I said, it was a lot of work, but worth every minute spent on it. And comments like yours make me appreciate it even more. :)
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laceratedwrists Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now THAT's my car! LOL :D :D :giggle:
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:lol:

Thank you! I'll have one sent to you if it ever goes into production! :giggle:
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Drpenguin57 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
how did you get the headlights to look "lit up?" i'm working on a car right now, and i have lights in my headlight models but they still look like they are turned off, and i've been struggling to get the effect I woul like, which is almost exactly like the effect you have here.
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Well, since I used Cinema 4D for the rendering and material stuff, you'll have to be using C4D to understand the explanation - the first part, at least. I also used textures for the light, which you may not be using, so it won't work the same.

First of all, to make the lights actually be lit, I applied a luminance map containing only the parts that were supposed to light up - the rest has to be black. You might want to tweak the map to make the light more realistic.

Then, I opened the render on Photoshop, and on a different layer set to hard light - or any other mixing option that does the job - added some outer, faint light.

:)
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Drpenguin57 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
ahh, ok. so some of the effect is done with photoshop. I was just wondering, because i haven't found even a half decent lighting tutorial for 3ds max (which is what I usually use,) or any lighting program for that matter. There are a lot of lighting effects that seem to be done afterwards in photoshop, But there must be a way of getting the right effect with the renderer. Oh well. Let me know if you know of or find any good 3d lighting tutorials.
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure 3DS Max has some way to get the effect you want, just search around for tutorials. ;)
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I know. =P

At first I wanted to do a high-polygon model, but due to time constraints I had to switch to low-polygon. I was actually cool because I got to convert the model to the GTA Vice City engine and drive the car ingame. :)

Thanks for the comment.
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to do it right now, but due to technical problems (faulty graphics card) I really can't model anything. :no:
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elusive Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
Looks very good. You did a great job with these works. The headlights/tail lights look especially cool :)
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:)

Thank you very much. I don't remember working this hard on any other project, and not only did it end up looking just like I wanted to, I also learned a lot during the process.
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Gambit-El Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Professional General Artist
I want 0ne t00 ;D
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D :lol:

Obrigado!
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Gambit-El Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
=D
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cflribeiro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Bem, antes de mais quero pedir imensas desculpa pela demora do meu "grande comentario".

Este trabalho tem uma grande historia... Ainda me lembro quando o estavas a começar. As primeiras ideias, os primeiros esboços, os primeiro desenhos mais rigorosos...
Trabalhas-te imenso (COF COF) para chegar ao resultado a que chegaste. E esse resultado final é incrivél... Um carro totalmente feito de raiz, linhas muito modernas e um grande/magnifico trabalho de design por detrás.
Bem não tenho muito mais a dizer. Só a dar-te os parabéns pois adoro este trabalho e qualquer dia a FORD (COF COF) ou outra marca de carros também irá adorar :D (ou não) eheheheh

Este trabalho merece um DD! Mais nada! É pena a comunidade DA só estar virada para pseudo fotografos e mangosos... Mas acredita que ultrapassarás isso! :P ehehehe

Um grande abraço! E estou ancioso por ver os outros trabalhos que virão deste lindo carro!

:hug:
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Antes de mais, quero agradecer o belo do comentário, daqueles que aquece o coração. =P

É verdade, há muito, muito trabalho comprimido nesta pequena imagem. Um ano de sangue, suor (:D) e lágrimas que acabou por valer a pena.
Já agora, aproveito por agradecer também o interesse que mostraste pelo trabalho ao longo de toda a sua execução.

Um grande abraço!
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cflribeiro Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
De nada! Bons trabalhos merecem interesse! eheheh :D

Um abraço!
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Skoya Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006   Writer
Wow...my goodness...I'm totally speachless...GOD!
Your car is simply amazing? Coming soon, I hope, eheh
CONGRATULATIONS...you deserved 30 as grade xD
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D

Wow! Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it! :)
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Skoya Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006   Writer
You're most welcome :D
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Tenshi-no-Hikari Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool shot! :D
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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seCr3tstAr Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Student
quero um igual a esses :aww:

muito bom *
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
A fila para quem quer o carro é ali daquele lado. =P

Estou a brincar... ^^;
Muito obrigado pelo comentário! :hug:
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Sketxz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
omfg!
muitooo bem..
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
=P

Thanks!
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RealStyle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
brilhante, mts parabens ;)
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:)

Muito obrigado!
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harleysq Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
soo cool :highfive: and you`ve placed your cool symbols on them saweet :D
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:lol:

I did, I did! It's mine! =P
Thanks for the comment! :handshake:
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harleysq Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
i wonder how the promotional video looks like
would love to see (maybe youtube ...)

or better the personal one :flirty:
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Well, the videos won't probably make it to public, since they were made with a restrict audience in mind. =P
Still, that doesn't mean that it's impossible for you to see them... I might host them somewhere and tell it only to my closest friends here on dA.

:D
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harleysq Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
:dance::boogie:
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:D

I'll send you a note with the link when I upload the files.
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StarbucksDream Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
I know nothing about graphic art or 3D models, but these cars look real!
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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VBTC Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006   Digital Artist
Muito bom, vese que não perdeste o jeito na passagem do zmodeler para o max. Apenas acho que a jantes não ficam bem no carro já que retiram ao carro um ar mais musculado, umas cromadas com varios aros ficava melhor, as texturas estão muito boas e detalhadas. Bom trabalho trata la do PC para fazeres uns popos po NY. :P
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Obrigado pelo comentário! :)

Por acaso, enquanto desenhava o carro, tinha como objectivo obter um aspecto mais desportivo e agressivo, não musculado. As jantes por sua vez, desenhei-as com a mesma coisa em mente que o carro propriamente dito: simplicidade. Ou seja, quantos menos aros melhor.
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