Car Wheels and Parts 3D Modeling Tutorials

Fast 3D wheel design in ZBrush

Fast 3D wheel design in ZBrush

A video tutorial that shows the creation process of a car wheel using ZBrush and its 3D sculpting tools.

Modeling an Automotive Tire in Rhino V5

Modeling an Automotive Tire in Rhino V5

In this tutorial, Brian Oltrogge shows how to model a tire in Rhino version 5 using FlowAlongSurface and FlowAlongCurve.

Modeling an Automotive Rim in Rhino V5

Modeling an Automotive Rim in Rhino V5

In this video tutorial Brian Oltrogge from Grünblau Design Studio shows how to create a high quality 3D model of an automotive wheel rim using several advanced modeling techniques.

Car wheels instancing in Maya

Car wheels instancing in Maya

A short video by design instructor David Bentley that shows the instancing process of a car wheel inside Autodesk Maya.

Modeling a 3D 20-inch rim in SolidWorks

Modeling a 3D 20-inch rim in SolidWorks

A step-by-step video that shows how to model a five-spoke wheel in SolidWorks.

Automotive interior concept design modeling

Automotive interior concept design modeling

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.

Automotive seat design with Maya and ZBrush

Automotive seat design with Maya and ZBrush

A two-part video that shows an alternative workflow for designing a car seat, using polymodeling in Maya and digital sculpting in ZBrush.

Tire Modeling Tutorial

Tire Modeling Tutorial

A PDF tutorial on how to create a detailed 3D model of a tire using polygonal modeling techniques in modo by Luxology.

Brake caliper modeling in Catia

Brake caliper modeling in Catia

This detailed video tutorial show hot to model a brake caliper of a Porsche 911 and a Dodge Viper in Catia V5.

How to create a car tire in Cinema 4D

How to create a car tire in Cinema 4D

A tutorial that shows how to model a car tire in Cinema 4D, using the MakeThicker plug-in.  

Car Hood 3D modeling tutorial

Car Hood 3D modeling tutorial

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.    

Camaro Headlight NURBS Tutorial

Camaro Headlight NURBS Tutorial

A 18-minutes long video tutorial that explains how to model a detailed Camaro headlight using NURBS surfaces in Rhino. Requires free registration.  

NURBS modeling a Maybach wheel

NURBS modeling a Maybach wheel

A 1-hour long video tutorial that shows how to model a detailed Maybach wheel in Rhinoceros. Requires free registration.

Modeling a car rim in Rhino

Modeling a car rim in Rhino

A 47 minutes video tutorial that show the modeling process of a car rim in Rhinoceros.

Modelling a wheel with a tread pattern in Alias Studio

Modelling a wheel with a tread pattern in Alias Studio

This tutorial shows how to model a tire tread pattern as opposed to using textures for the final rendering. Done in Alias Studio.

Model a High-Poly Car Wheel in 3ds Max

Model a High-Poly Car Wheel in 3ds Max – Part 2

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.

Model a High-Poly Car Wheel in 3ds Max

Model a High-Poly Car Wheel in 3ds Max – Part 1

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.

Modeling a car rim in 3D Studio MAX

Modeling a car rim in 3D Studio MAX

This tutorial explains how to create rims for a sports car by using the “Bridge” feature in 3DStudio MAX 7 or higher.

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