Sorry...that doesn't work for me at all...
2003 GMC Envoy SLE
2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit (State-issued)
2020 Chevrolet Colorado W/T Extended Cab (State-issued)
SANITIZED: for your viewing pleasure
any ideas to make it better?
hi jmlee, here are a few things i noticed.
in the top pic, you are showing a little bit of body color left of headlight on pass side. this is not consistent with the driver headlight. driver headlight outer edge is in line with fender outer. on pass side, there would be no body color visible from angle shown. play with your slice or free form cut to isoloate the pass headight, move it around and possibly shrink it vertically to make it work. try a move, then squint and see if it becomes more realistic, or less. try resizing your entire image every ten minutes or so, it is amazing how the brain gets used to seeing the image, even the weird starts to look normal after a while.
some people like to flip ( mirror) the image periodically to reorient the brain as well.
also, as you zone in on getting your perspective dialed in, take breaks. walk around , leave it and come back. your brain will perceive it better after not seeing it for a while.
for the tailights, the perspective is off. the positioning could be more accurate as well.
the tailights should follow the perspective line of the rear of the car, with the closest one larger, and getting smaller as you get to the furthest one.
a great tool for this is to isolate the tailights ( try two at a time ) and use your perspective tool to stretch them this way and that till they look more correct. it is a balancing act, back and forth , stretch, reposition, resize, rotate-- over and over till they look correct.
there are some great tutorials online to help understand the dual vanishing points necessary for realistic perspective ( sorry, i didn't save the links).
when i do this kind of work my face actually gets tired from squinting so much. it really helps to see it coming into perspective though!
please feel free to ask questions, hope this helps!
Last edited by joegagan; 11-19-2008 at 11:42 PM. Reason: add a word
ok , i played around with the tailights a little to show the moves i was talkin bout.
it is just a rough in, more finish work needed, but they now look more realistic.
i had to resize them individually, reshape them to fit the perspective, re- angle, etc over and over, back and forth to get them where they are now. note how the top line of all four openings now follows the line at top of trunk more or less.
thank you for trying. You will get better.
i do like the little grill change..not sure about the headlights id leave them as is. the taillights do need to be redone, but idk abut taking the camaros lights
Last edited by 'Vette Dude; 11-21-2008 at 09:23 PM.
I have a feeling that 5 or 6 years from now people will see our current Malibu's tail and vomit. In other words; it's not going to age well. Your taillights, while not perfect and/or real original, match the side-markers (not a big deal, but the chrome trim is and it belongs back there). And they give the car some width (and look more in-line w/ the side of the car), where GM's look like classless blobs. You are definitely on the right track back there. I would make the rear a little rounder. Reposition the bowtie and move and/or stretch the licence plate thingamajig around. Those headlights will probably be all the rage in a couple years, but I don't like them with this car though.
Looks like the over-facelifted Elizabeth Dole got angry about not winning...
every time i see one on the road i cannot take my eyes off of it. one of my all time fave car designs.
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