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Shelby Cobra GT500 Wheel

Shelby Wheel

Shelby Wheel
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I was browsing Dieselstation.com the other day to look for some reference photo's of silver cars (I am working on a project for a car manufacturer at the moment), when I came upon the following photo of a wheel of a Shelby Mustang GT500, the 2005 GT500 that is, not the '67 one. I liked this photo a lot, thought it was beautiful and thus a couple of days later decided to model it for myself. I didn't start out with the idea of making an exact copy, but more my own interpretation of it: it would obviously look a lot like it, but I didn't intend it to be exactly the same. So in the end my wheel and tyre don't look like the one on the photo lighting and texture wise (my rims are more metal-like, whereas the one on the photo is more silver paint-like), but it's still a nice picture I think.

Total time spent on the rim and tyre was one day, so 7 or 8 hours, that is including rendering.

Slightly post-produced in PhotoShop, but 99% is straight out of 3D Max.

Rendered in Brazil R/S.

See this tutorial for the 'Making of...':
Making of... Shelby Cobra GT500 Wheel


work is very nice......if u can, add some pictures.