I wasn’t sure where to post this, but I consider this pretty much CG Discussion.
Often enough my clients need cars in their animations and they are usually bigger companies and don’t want to be associated with other companies in their imagemovies or product presentations.
And to be perfectly legal you would have to pay license fees and get the permission of the car manufacturer to use one of “their” cars in a commercial production of yours.
I had the same problem with construction plants, where a manufacturer has a digger but no truck in their production line and want a truck in their animation but not from another manufacturer
And once again I need a nice upper class sedan and I was wondering if there are any secret sources. Either a repository of generic communitymade blueprints so I can model a car, or free models, or paid models. One of the few and best looking so far I found was this one.
It’s also a nice indicator for the quality level, the interior isn’t really required, you can tint the windows
Pricerange should be around 50USD, but under 100USD, the above example is quite on the limit, but offers a very nice quality for the money.
Then again, clients usually want to preview the assets and express their liking or mostly unliking and I don’t really have alternatives to show.
It seems that cardesigner is a highly underestimated job, as most of the generic cars around are simply fugly contraptions, and some cars for instance on turbosquid even would fail to win in an aesthetic or modelquality contest against blenders default cube.
So any sources? Or do you guys always model all assets for projects yourself?
Last resort would be to mix a few blueprints and whip up my own car… so, to those looking to sell models it might be worth a try to go into the generic car modelling. Van, SUV, Offroad, middleclass, upperclass, sedan, convertible…
Either I am too stupid to find good models, or there are none.