Car Wheels and Parts 3D Modeling Tutorials
A step-by-step video that shows how to model a five-spoke wheel in SolidWorks.
In this video demonstration Gary Fitzgerald goes over his method of “Slash Modeling” for design studies of an automotive door paneling/interior. Done with MODO 701.
A two-part video that shows an alternative workflow for designing a car seat, using polymodeling in Maya and digital sculpting in ZBrush.
A PDF tutorial on how to create a detailed 3D model of a tire using polygonal modeling techniques in modo by Luxology.
This detailed video tutorial show hot to model a brake caliper of a Porsche 911 and a Dodge Viper in Catia V5.
A tutorial that shows how to model a car tire in Cinema 4D, using the MakeThicker plug-in.
A series of video tutorials that show how to model eight car hoods in Rhino, explaining the basic principles of complex NURBS modeling. Requires free registration.
A 18-minutes long video tutorial that explains how to model a detailed Camaro headlight using NURBS surfaces in Rhino. Requires free registration.
A 1-hour long video tutorial that shows how to model a detailed Maybach wheel in Rhinoceros. Requires free registration.
A 47 minutes video tutorial that show the modeling process of a car rim in Rhinoceros.
This tutorial shows how to model a tire tread pattern as opposed to using textures for the final rendering. Done in Alias Studio.
This intermediate-advanced level video tutorial in two-parts explains how to model a detailed high-poly car wheel from blueprints. Part 2: tire modeling, UV mapping, bump map and final rendering.
This intermediate-advanced level video tutorial in two-parts explains how to model a detailed high-poly car wheel from blueprints. Part 1: blueprint setup, animated x-ray material.
This tutorial explains how to create rims for a sports car by using the “Bridge” feature in 3DStudio MAX 7 or higher.
This tutorial describes how to model a 5 spoke alloy wheel using Autodesk Alias, with the goal of creating a quick concept sketch model.
In this third tutorial Fridolin Beisert shows how to render the two previously modelled wheels in Autodesk AutoStudio 2009, using realistic textures and an effective lighting set-up.
This tutorial explains how to create a detailed 3D model of a car rim in Rhinoceros starting from reference technical drawings with dimensions.
This tutorial shows a simple technique for creating a complete tire in 3DStudio MAX using bitmap bump maps for the tread and the side wall.