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Yellow Mini Cooper in 3D

September 27, 2016

Have you ever tried to clean up hard drive space and ended up deleting 3D project files by accident?


That's what happened to this 3D mini cooper I had modeled a couple of years ago. While trying to manage drive space, I erased these files off my external drives and main drives! I did however have some earlier save points, but I wasn't too eager to start half-way through again...


But then, I found an export!  Just today, I discovered that an export of an .obj file existed... and though it lost some detail while re-importing it into 3DsMax, I was able to fix it up and make some adjustments.


Earlier, I had rendered the car in dark silver, but this time I wanted a nice yellow having seen a similar yellow mini cooper model on the street here in Korea. I added an HDRI image that I had on file with a simple lighting setup, and viola, it looks like a frame from a film. 

Below, is a 3D viewer so that you can zoom in and rotate around the model in real-time.








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 who is thewoodenboy? 


Daniel lives in the Orient with his wife and son. He's a digital artist-designer who studied Media Arts and Animation receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2002.

He spent three wonderful years teaching design courses in character art, design fundamentals, artistic drawing, creative thinking, and digital art software as a Professor of Computer Graphic Design at Chungkang College of Cultural Arts in South Korea.

These days he shares his love of creativity by merging the drawing and acting skills of animation into teaching EFL to cute Asian children.


Weaving through and around his day job is his project, Character Issues, a brand of his vision and style of character art & design - plus whatever other creative art project that comes across his desk.

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