1972 Maserati Merak - 03/01/15
A brief project, I believe the duration was less than a week from start to finish. I started out with a free model (credit to original creator) of the beautiful Maserati Merak, and a glimpse of an idea. I only knew that I wanted to re-create the image of a 1980's automobile advertisement. After rounding up a whole bunch of inspiration/reference scans of old magazines, I began the actual production. The choice of using an Orthographic camera model might seem strange, but actually was somewhat popular in the late 70s and early 80s; it was a big part of selling the overall effect. From there is was just a matter of positioning the lights and adjusting the materials to get the feeling I was after.
Project rendered in Blender's Cycles (ver. 2.71) with slight modification in Photoshop CS5