Car modelling technique

Hi all,

I’m itching to make a decent car model. I’m no newbie, but when it comes to cars I have quite a few failed attempts. I’d like to know if anyone has a good, proven technique that they’d like to share. I’ve looked at a couple of tutorials for other apps, but nothing Blender specific. Maybe someone has a link to a Blender tutorial for such a thing?

Any help will be appreciated.

Mantis - Updated 2004/07/11


Cool, that’s a pretty decent one - thanks. Although I was hoping for something with a more complex model. Anyone else?


Why don’t people just stop modeling cars and instead download one of the 100.000 car models available?

in news and chat i made a model repository. there are currently 3 vehicles, all made with blender. maybe you could get some ideas from studying the meshes.

There used to be a tutorial about modelling a car using nurbs. I’m not sure where it went, or whose it was, so maybe ask around.

Blenderman has several articles on modeling cars.
Just click on articles and check them out.

Some suggestion.

Get the best blueprints and or scale drawings you can find.
If you got a camera go take pictures of the car.
If you don’t mind spending a little cash then go to
a hobby shop or order online the car model your interested in.
A plastic model makes for a great reference.