For those of you unfamiliar with the car, images here:
I need to make the bonnet narrower at the front between the main headlights, but other than that, happy with progress so far. (Back end still needs much work, adding the lights door handles etc, but hey, its a WIP.) Car paint is modified from Matt Ebb’s nodes: http://mke3.net/index.php?p=84
HDRI image is one I made myself (very proud) using a large christmas bauble, a microphone stand and my 6 megapixel camera. Photoshopped into an EXR. Can Gimp do that yet? I havent checked. There is also 3 spotlights, pretty simple. I’ll probably have more light, but it might be in a white ‘infinity room’ when finished anyway, so we’ll see. The photo for the hdri is my driveway, so I might just composite it on there… Also of note - using some tips from the BlenderArt car issue, good stuff!
I know I have 3 threads for 3 bits of work now, wish me luck to finish them all!