There were some fantastic entries in last week's subway challenge. This week we have something completely different.
Those who have been taking part in the challenges for a while will know that sometimes we start with a scene and sometimes with an object. This week it is the latter and we have a wheel and tyre, or actually three views of a wheel and tyre just to give you some choice in the angles.
What will you do with this object? Will you put the wheel(s) on a suitable vehicle or will you use it to make something else entirely?
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The detail in your wheel and tire is exquisite, Dave, and makes me want to take a road trip to anyplace, grocery store not included.
First to reply and with an SFTW logo for us Jane, thank you 🙂
grab me some mike while you are there please Jane
I can just imagine the tyre fitter stepping back and saying 'Yes, I told you I could get it to fit!' 🙂
An early design Jacob. I'm worried about the bloke inside that animal's stomach on the right ! 🙂
Hi, I want to try it again, particularly after I found out one or other new PS-trick for me. Yes here in the foothills of the Alps it's time to change type of tire. Good thing to have our brownies! My granddaughter gave me the idea!
Hans-Günter with a twinkle in my eyes ;-)))
Nice one Hans.
It was while swapping from winter to summer tyres, on my car, that I got the idea for this week's image.
... however, let me give honour to whom honour is due, this "particularly after I found out one or other new PS-trick for me" it is you in this community to whom I owe these dodges. Many thanks! Warning: many questions are still open! ;-)))
I have no idea how you can render wheels and tires complete with thread pattern and make it so realistic Dave. What are we going to do when you get snapped up by Disney? We are out of our Lock Down now so I have been able to get the timber I needed to progress some projects, so I don't have so much time now, but it is way too much fun not to do one or two.
Nice idea Trevor - Fred's GT model ! I like the logo, very close to a real tyre manufacturer.
For anyone modelling in Blender, the wheels made extensive use of mirror modifiers and array modifiers. The mirror modifier allows you model one side of an object and have it mirrored on the other side, the array modifier repeats objects. For example, I used both to make the spokes. I modelled half a spoke, mirrored it, then created an array around the circle.
The tyres were much easier - a simple shape with a tyre material from Adobe Substance Source applied to the surface. Then the tyrewall logos added as a separate layer using the height channel.
This policeman in Quito is very happy with his upgraded wheels! Thank you for the great images, Dave.
Nice job with the composite. It looks very realistic 🙂
Thank you, Dave. It's just your wheels replacing the ones in the original picture, and the requisite grounding shadows. They actually do have policemen going around on Segways in Quito!
The Monument Valley background is a NASA image.
Yay! It's a while since we had lasers on SFTW. Good use of our wheels Rista.
Spooky! We need to view this with a 'Close Encounters' Da Da Da... Da Daaaa playing in our head. Hey! Now Facebook has bought Giffy, perhaps they'll work out a clever way to include sounds in a GIF. Although I guess there's no resaon we couldn't use video as the forum hosts them OK.
Rafael, I love your Segway image, although I am not sure I'd want to ride one. Jimi Heseldon — the man who bought the company back in 2009 — rode one off a cliff to his death less than a year after buying the company. According to witnesses, he didn't even get to shout Geronimo!!! ...as he flew through the air.
Thanks, Trevor! I did not know that about Heseldon, what a way to go...
A timely theme this week. I'm hoping to get a new set of rims for my car in the near future. I'm just wondering if they would prove too tempting to theives.
4 horse power in that motor... the good old days!
John, couldn't you just get Dave to render some for you?
I do like that - great use of the wheel 🙂
As others have said, this is timely. I also need new tires, and I expect I'll need to wheels to accommodate them!