For the past few months – after being inspired by Matt Perez’s Camaro Tutorial – I’ve been working on modeling my Dodge Charger in SolidWorks. I started with nothing more than a set of four orthographic blueprint drawings (top, front, right, rear):
Then I arranged the blueprints in three dimensions in a SolidWorks part document:
Then, using mostly surfacing tools (projected curves, boundary surfaces, etc) the shape of the charger quickly took shape:
Before I got the wheels and tires modeled, this is what I had to do to work on the rest of the car 🙂
The model is almost done, but it still needs a few features…
- Door handles
- Side mirrors
- Taillight details
- Rear and side emblems (Make/model, Hemi, Dodge logo)
- Disc brakes
And this is what the model looks like right now, including custom lighting and environment:
(Special thanks to Paul McCrorey for the red Render)
Update: Door Handles and door seams are done.
If anyone has any comments or suggestions, feel free to let me know!