3D Graphics, Tutorials and Tips
Using 3DS Studio Max and Mental Ray
DMMultimedia | 3D Cars | Jaguar XFR-S | Jaguar XFR-S work in progress
The MK1 & MK2 Escorts have many dedicated websites. These are great places to meet fellow owners, find and swap parts, source cars and attend the many organised events. Here are a few sites to check out :
Scottish home of the Escort. Vibrant, friendly forum with many organised events throughout the year - home of the Highland Tour. Meeting place for all "old Skool" Fords - Escorts, Cortinas, Anglias, Capris, 100E etc.
The fun, friendly and informative forum for all AVO & RS MKI & MkII Escorts incl Motorsport Variants
Popular forum dedicated to all old skool Fords. "We like to get out there and use the things, rather than just bringing them out on a sunny day twice a year."
Check out the 3D Tutorials section for lots of tips and tricks with using Mental Ray in Autodesk 3ds Max. View the 3DS Max Tutorials section
The latest and fastest XF to date, the Jaguar XFR-S packs a tuned V8 producing 542 bhp. This section shows some snapshots from the process of 3D modelling using Autodesk 3DS Max - setting up a spline cage, poly modelling of the body and the distinct Jaguar XFR-S Alloys. The later renders are using some unique Jaguar colours.
The initial stage was to create a 3D spline cage from the plans. This gave a set of 3d splines that could act as guides in th eperspective viewport and compliment the 2D plan views. This proved to be a very good way to create a good set of guides.
Following are a set of images showing different paint colours and finishes - from Jaguar Lava Orange, Ivory White, Norfolk Yellow, Red, Navy Blue to a Matt Black Wrap