Design Tutorials

Rhino and Solidworks Workflows

Rhino and Solidworks Workflows

In this video designer Thomas Parel explains the main differences between using Rhino and SolidWorks and shows some techniques for integrating them together.

BMW Concept Sketch and Render demo

BMW Concept Sketch and Render demo

A time-lapse demo video of a quick car sketch and render of a concept car. Done in Photoshop.

Automotive Packaging Tutorial

Automotive Packaging Tutorial

In this 36 minute video Luke Norman Price gives an explanation on how to read and work with automotive package drawings.

Inspiring New Ideas Through Drawing and Visual Techniques

Inspiring New Ideas Through Drawing and Visual Techniques

ILM visual effects artist Russell Paul shares some of his experiences with design, VFX, and visual communications. He explains his techniques for laying down and communicating ideas by sketching and drawing.

Photoshop Demo Car Sketch #2

Photoshop Demo Car Sketch #2

A video that shows the creation process of a car sketch render in Photoshop using various techniques to achieve a dirty, analogue look. The description includes a download link for the Photoshop brushes ABR file.

Modeling a Wheel using Zmodeler and ArrayMesh

Modeling a Wheel using Zmodeler and ArrayMesh – Part 3

The final part of the wheel modeling tutorial shows how to create the rim using ZBrush R7’s Zmodeler and ArrayMesh tools.

Primitive Blockout in ZBrush

Primitive Blockout in ZBrush

This video tutorial demonstrates how to block out an automotive concept car seat using a low-poly primitive in ZBrush 4R6.

Modeling a tire tread in ZBrush

Modeling a tire tread in ZBrush – Part 2

This second part shows how to finalize the tire using the ArrayMesh for applying the tire tread and doing some modeling work on the sidewall.

Sketching A Tough Looking Truck

Sketching A Tough Looking Truck

In this video Arvind Ramkrishna explains the reasoning behind the form language of trucks as well as the technique involved with executing a truck design sketch.

Sketchover #7

Sketchover #7 – Car rendering in Photoshop

Local Motors community member Extreme shows his technique for creating a car digital rendering in Photoshop  using another member’s design sketch as a base.

Modeling a tire tread in ZBrush Zmodeler

Modeling a tire tread in ZBrush Zmodeler

This first part of a wheel modeling video tutorial shows how to model the tire tread pattern using ZBrush 4R7’s new Zmodeler tools.

Car Design: The Package Design

Car Design: The Package Design

An article by automotive designer Luciano Bove, who explains the importance of sketching and designing taking into consideration the Package Technical Layout and its Hard Points. (image: H-Point book)

Sideview sketch tutorial

Sideview sketch tutorial

A PDF tutorial on how to create a sideview sketch followed by a quick coloring in Photoshop. PSD file available. Offered by SketchMonkeys, a new website that offers design sketching tutorials, for both traditional and digital media. Offers premium tutorials to paid subscribers via patreon.com.

Sketching cars is a matter of exercise

Sketching cars is a matter of exercise

An article by automotive designer Luciano Bove, who explains the importance of practice in order to improve one’s drawing skills.

Quick car rendering tutorial

Quick car rendering tutorial

A free car rendering tutorial by SketchMonkeys, a new website that offers design sketching tutorials, for both traditional and digital media. Offers premium tutorials to paid subscribers via patreon.com.

Surface modeling an Aston Martin One-77 in Autodesk Alias Surface

Surface modeling an Aston Martin One-77 in Autodesk Alias Surface

A detailed video tutorial in 16 parts that shows the creation process of a high-quality 3D model of the Aston Martin One-77, done in Autodesk Alias Surface/Automotive.

Product Idea Design Sketching Demo

Product Idea Design Sketching Demo

A video demonstration of a product design sketching exploration, done by design instructor Sangwon Seok from Korean SKEREN.

Drawing Fundamentals

Drawing Fundamentals – Using Reference (Pencil Sharpener Tutorial)

In this design sketching video tutorial Arvind Ramkrishna shows how to draw a simple object with the goal of building a visual vocabulary.  

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