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10 tips for aspiring car designers by Patrick Lecharpy and Luciano Bove

10 tips for aspiring car designers by Patrick Lecharpy and Luciano Bove

Ten exclusive tips for design students and aspiring industrial and transportation designers, by Renault VP Design R&D and Nissan Synergies Patrick Lecharpy and Renault Design Manager R&D design studio Luciano Bove.
Sculpting Cars in Virtual Reality

Sculpting Cars in Virtual Reality

Future 3D modeling and sculpting software could offer designers an immersive experience thanks to the new VR headsets and haptic devices.
Learning How to Draw Cars

Learning How to Draw Cars

A reference page for anyone interested in learning to draw cars. The best books, DVDs and free online resources for developing good foundation skills and learning professional car drawing techniques.

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Mazda 3 Photoshop Render Demo

Mazda 3 Photoshop Render Demo

A video demo showing how to turn a hand drawn pencil sketch into a polished render in Photoshop.
How to sketch a car in side view

How to sketch a car in side view

A video demonstration by design instructor Sangwon Seok, who shows how to sketch a coupe concept in side view using pen and markers
Concept Car ZBrush 3D Modeling Tutorial

Concept Car ZBrush 3D Modeling Tutorial

In this tutorial in 4 parts designer Aaron Walker aka carstylus shows how to model a concept car from scratch using ZBrush’s topology and brush.

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Volkswagen ID.3: video series on the design and development

Volkswagen ID.3: video series on the design and development

Volkswagen has launched a weekly video series titled"Becoming ID.", offering a look behind the scenes of the ID.3 development. The first episode is led by chief designer Klaus Bischoff.
Acura Type S Concept
16 Aug / Concept Cars

Acura Type S Concept

At the Monterey Car Week Acura has revealed the Type S Concept, previewing the return of the Type S performance variants and the design of the 2nd-gen TLX Type S.
Hyundai to reveal all-new i10 and full electric concept at Frankfurt

Hyundai to reveal all-new i10 and full electric concept at Frankfurt

At the upcoming Frankfurt Show Hyundai will unveil the all-new i10 and its first full electric concept, showcasing the brand's EV design direction.
Audi Q3 Sportback: the design
31 Jul / Production Cars

Audi Q3 Sportback: the design

Featuring a coupé inspired roofline, the Q3 Sportback is the latest addition to the Audi Q line-up.
Petersen Automotive Museum to display movie concept cars at Monterey

Petersen Automotive Museum to display movie concept cars at Monterey

The Petersen Automotive Museum will bring a selection of movie star cars - including the DeLorean from Back to the Future,  to the Monterey Car Week.
Protean Electric develops 360 degree steering wheel concept
23 Jul / Technology

Protean Electric develops 360 degree steering wheel concept

UK company Protean Electric has developed an advanced electric-drive ‘corner module’ concept for next-generation urban mobility pods, featuring limitless 360-degree steering for maximum maneuvrability.
Ecurie Ecosse LM69 is a retro-modern Le Mans racer
22 Jul / Special Cars

Ecurie Ecosse LM69 is a retro-modern Le Mans racer

Scottish racing team Ecurie Ecosse has created an exclusive supercar inspired from the legendary 1966 Jaguar XJ13.
Kia XCeed: design story

Kia XCeed: design story

Kia has released details about the design story of the XCeed urban crossover, including a video, a set of sketches and the announcement of an upcoming design book.
Mahindra XUV300: Design Story

Mahindra XUV300: Design Story

Designed to succeed in the compact SUV segment, the XUV300 is the result of a unique creative collaboration between  Mahindra's design studio in India and the SsangYong team in Korea.
Success stories from Car Design Academy: Alireza Saeedi and Agri Bisono
10 Jul / Design Schools

Success stories from Car Design Academy: Alireza Saeedi and Agri Bisono

Alireza Saeedi and Agri Bisono, professional car designers and former students at Car Design Academy, talk about their experience at the online design school and give some suggestions to prospect design students.
Audi R8 LMS GT2
9 Jul / News

Audi R8 LMS GT2

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed Audi Sport has revealed the Audi R8 LMS GT2, a 640 hp racecar that will compete form 2020 in the new GT2 class.
New BMW X6: design sketches
8 Jul / News

New BMW X6: design sketches

The official set of design sketches and photos from the development process of the new BMW X6.
New Renault Captur: the design
8 Jul / Production Cars

New Renault Captur: the design

Succeeding the first generation Captur, which has has sold 1.2 million units since its launch in 2013, the all-new Captur showcases a refreshed exterior, a new interior design, and an overall modernization of the onboard technologies. From the...
The key to success: Learn from professional Car designers at inktank.academy
3 Jul / Design Schools

The key to success: Learn from professional Car designers at inktank.academy

The best way to become a car designer is to learn from those who already made it. inktank.academy provides the knowledge and experience of car designers working for Mercedes AMG, VW Group, Bentley, Porsche and more. Our learning system takes the...
MINI Cooper Design Contest by IAAD: the winners

MINI Cooper Design Contest by IAAD: the winners

IAAD – the Italian University for Design is pleased to announce the winners of scholarships for the Bachelor Degree in “Transportation Design”.
Škoda Montiaq Student Concept
19 Jun / Concept Cars

Škoda Montiaq Student Concept

The sixth consecutive Student Car created by the students of the Škoda Vocational School is a pickup based on the Kodiaq.
David Woodhouse named VP of Nissan Design America

David Woodhouse named VP of Nissan Design America

Nissan has hired David Woodhouse, former design director at Lincoln, to serve as vice president, Nissan Design America (NDA). In this role, Woodhouse will lead all Nissan and Infiniti design activities in North America.
BMW M8 and M8 Competition: photos and design sketches
18 Jun / Production Cars

BMW M8 and M8 Competition: photos and design sketches

BMW has released pictures and details on the new M8 Coupe and M8 Convertible and their Competition model variants.

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