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Alfa Romeo SZ


SZ in a ner'azzuri studio

SZ in a ner'azzuri studio
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I modeled this car in 2004, after having trouble getting myself going again for 3D'ing. I was in a real low back then inspiration wise. Obviously another car would be the subject, and a special one this time around: the Alfa Romeo SZ. Only 1000 were ever built. Using the Alfa 75 engine and Alfa 75 race suspension setup it was one of the best handling cars of the 90's.

The car is a real love or hate car: some people are absolutely disgusted by it's controversial looks by Zagato, other's love it. I am obviously one of the second kind. I have seen many in real life too, and they're even more impressive then. There is absolutely NO car ever built that even remotely looks like it (apart from the Lancia Hyena, but that's from the same designer and with the same idea).

Up until now I consider this model to be one of my best work. I have had a couple of 75x50cm posters made too, with the best renders on it.
I find this render in particular to be one of the best I have made to date. The details, the paint, the reflections... It all came out exactly how I wanted it.

Polycount is around 1 million.
All renders done in Brazil R/S.

Comments

Danyon
2012/01/12
Going to put this aritlce to good use now.
Gracelin
2012/01/09
You have the moonpoly on useful information-aren't monopolies illegal? ;)
Carrieann
2012/01/09
The purchases I make are entirely based on these artiecls.
coolsoso
2010/03/26
good
nguyen phuoc
2008/12/30
thieuloc63
nguyen phuoc
2008/12/30
thieuloc63
nguyen phuoc
2008/12/30
thieuloc63
SveiniZ
2008/06/03
tried to contact some car game company? ill promis you that yougona get a pretty nice job!
Ed
2007/10/24
This car is amazing! I really love the reflecting paint material, which you can see very well in the render with the striped background.

Can you make a tutorial about making carpaint like that? And maybe a tutorial about setting up a studio with this render settings as well?
Phillip
2007/08/04
Wow. I couldn't tell it if you told me it was a real car in a rea studio! Beautiful work!

Just a question... do you get any problems from Alfa Romeo with regards to copyright?
Tarik
2007/07/26
Thanks for reply :) on all the cars you do do you cut the wheels out using the cut tool and then clean it up later or is there a cleaner way or doing it?

Admin Edit: That is what I did on the BMW, but I don't think I did that with this Alfa.
See also this wireframe:
http://www.onnovanbraam.com/index.php?portfolio/wip_alfa_romeo_sz/251/
Tarik
2007/07/25
Really nice model, did you model it in splines or just start of with a plane and model it from there?

Admin Edit: The lather; it's all polymodeling.
ryan
2007/05/20
please make it avaliable to download
ryan
2007/05/20
can i download it
yousef
2007/05/09
I will be glade if u send me ur car models.

Admin Edit: Yep, I can understand. But I won't; I don't give away work that has cost me hundreds of hours of my time. :)
sanad
2007/05/03
very good thanks
Daniel
2007/05/03
LOL, very very nice, well, all alfa romeo are nices haha, good work!!
mohammed mahgoub
2007/05/03
i found it marvollest and ithink if you try to put many lessons in the net you can help us more to learn sbout how to design using 3dmax.
mohammed mahgoub elias
sudan
khartoum
+00249918206370
UR MOMMAS ASS
2007/04/29
pff.i cud do beetter
SF_PD_315
2007/04/28
wicked
jon
2007/04/12
wow,very nice..950 000 polygons pfftt nothing,jk;) thats a lot =D
BuG
2007/04/12
hey guys

damn. boy. ur work is amazing.
i watched up ur posted progress and i am really hard jealous


but the best:
I AM ALFA DRIVER ;)

Dan DJM Productions
2007/04/12
Another awsome car Onno, very good job
Chase Bailey
2007/04/10
Quit rubbing it in! Really awesome job on that car, man. You are my idol.
Daniel Seabra
2007/03/17
Meu...voce eh muito loco, esse carro ficou perfeito, eu acompanhei o seu projeto desde o comeo, ficou perfeito, gostaria de saber se seria possivel eu ter uma copia dessa obra prima. Parabens.
Um Abrao.
sujoy
2007/03/05
good man really good tooo gud
Steef
2007/03/03
WooooooooW
bouzid
2007/03/01
merci
neo
2007/02/19
Awsome model/ really can,t have say how amazing it is but really wolud like to make thix tutorial can ssome one will send me how to make this or any other car tetorials .
DAIVED
2007/02/17
wanderfull...........!!!

im eng., civil one.
but learning (MODILING) IN 3DMAX....
Anton
2007/01/03
? ?? ??? ?????? ??????? ??? ??????? ??? ?? ?????!
Mohammed
2006/10/31
Fantastic piece of work. Absolutely professional. Now when I place my order for one? =D
Boy
2006/10/28
Very good materials, but im better :)
adi911
2006/10/25
It looks very nice. Good Job
enes
2006/09/17
hi I am from Ankara in Turkey. but I can not write english. I am writing Turkısh. merhabalar ben 3 boyut a aşırı ilgisi bulunan birisiyim autocad ve solid works programlarını kullanıyorum bu programlar yeterli mi yardım ederseniz sevinirim size çizdiğim bir jantı göndermek istiyorum.
midolost
2006/09/01
nice car..many thanks
ZX
2006/08/30
very good
Rodrigo
2006/08/30
Hi, i'm from Argentina, your work is awesome!
I saw your Alfa romeo SZ Excellent!
See ya!
Gaetan Blanchette
2006/08/22
Superbe votre site mon ami,,,tres bien modeliser votre Alfa Romo
RACHID
2006/08/02
VERY GOOD THANK YOU
MaXPert
2006/08/02
AWWSSOOOMMMEEE Man I love this car
Harry
2006/07/16
Beeing a technician, AutoCAD user, 3D designer and an Alfa SZ owner I must say this is astonishing. You made one mistake, the SZ is a transaxle with its rear brakedisk fitted agains the gearbox so there is less weight in the rear wheel itself. See for youre self if you want.
rizwan
2006/07/13
Please send me all tutorial of this car modeling i thank ful to u
Brother_David
2006/07/01
Congratulations to Netherlands i guess...
karl
2006/06/25
sweet model and sweet render, ugly car tho :p
yaasser
2006/06/24
مع اطيب الاماني القلبية
trulli
2006/06/23
oh yeah, please a video tutorial
Jora
2006/06/12
Sorry, I forgot to write my e-mail prostojorik@yahoo.com
kumark88
2006/06/05
VIDEO TUT, VIDEO TUT, I WANT VIDEO TUTORIAL, PLIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSS
Mym
2006/05/21
VIDEO TUT, VIDEO TUT, I WANT VIDEO TUTORIAL, PLIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSS
Jora
2006/04/17
I’m impressed!!! I’d like to do it myself. Onno, or anybody who can help, pleas, e-mail me drawings (top, front, left) of these car. I’ve found some but they don’t have enough details. Thanks.
sahinerdem
2006/04/09
you r a god of 3d onno van braam. u haf becomen my idol.
Pablo
2006/04/08
EXELLENT! Please...video tutorial!!
Sean Diesel
2006/04/06
great car! how bout doing the legendary honda CRX EF8 Mugen siR next? =)
Clément Petit
2006/04/01
I also love this car but the wheels look too big...
Brother_David
2006/03/21
Very nice indeed! Writing this while Sweden-Netherlands are playing soccer (im swedish ;) ) 1:st half of the match, time: 38:10.
João PAulo Sousa
2006/03/18
Ficou muito bom,não tive tempo de olhar o resto do site ainda,mas to esperando ver os classicos.
Abraço
Roger
2006/02/16
Awesome modle. I want to see more of your vehicles posted under your projects tab. And I want to see some tutorials for cars. Good work.