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....I havn't posted in a while so heres an update....Just started messing with Cinema 4D. So I decided to model a crx as a learning project. Heres the start of the spline cage of the hood. It still needs some smoothing and more detail but I think I can turn it into something pretty. This will be a long project but I will update when I have new things to share...Anyone else mess with anything like 3Dsmax, Maya or anything like that.



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Got the hood pretty much laid out...





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did a test render to see how the hood looked. It still needs some work around the edges and its not all modeled yet...but its getting there.



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Finished the hood and started on the fenders



UPDATE: started on the doors....





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The body section of the shop manual has a bunch of measurements of the body ... if that would be helpful (since you're sorta building a cad model of the crx body) I can send you a scan.
 

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'9445 said:
The body section of the shop manual has a bunch of measurements of the body ... if that would be helpful (since you're sorta building a cad model of the crx body) I can send you a scan.
I'm not sure if your talking about the chiltons manuals. If so I have those already...I will also be building the substructure/frame of the car. If your not talking about the chiltons manuals and have some other manuals then I would love those scans. The only dimensions I have are for the overall L,W and H of the exteriorand the dimensions for the "frame" of the car. Were about to get a lot of snow here in cincinnati so hopefully they will cancel classesl and I will be working on this for a while.

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I'm not sure if your talking about the chiltons manuals. If so I have those already...I will also be building the substructure/frame of the car. If your not talking about the chiltons manuals and have some other manuals then I would love those scans. The only dimensions I have are for the overall L,W and H of the exteriorand the dimensions for the "frame" of the car. Were about to get a lot of snow here in cincinnati so hopefully they will cancel classesl and I will be working on this for a while.

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Chiltons? Please. :rolleyes1: I'm talking about the frame repair chart in the factory manual. It probably has about 50 measurements point-point between different points on the unibody. Mostly this is the understructure, but if you want to get the suspension mount points into your model it should help get everything in the right location. I'll see if I can get a scan this evening.
 

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Well I have the Chiltons manual aswell as the factory one. The factory one I have is a PDF file. It has the frame repair chart in it. Thats what I meant Thanks though.
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OK if you have the pdf version of the factory manual then you've already seen the what I mean. I thought the front and top view in your image looked familiar, did you use the ones in the factory manual?
 

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Yeah thats what I used..there not the greatest for accuracy but they work as placeholders. There good for getting the basic layout of the lines. I then use other ref shots to get the right flow.... I hope I can get this model pretty accurate.. we just got about 2-3 inches of snow in the last few hours so I'll be working on this all day.. should have some updates in a bit..

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awesome! it will look great, the hood looks cool already.

I messed with maya a little, ran through some of the tutorials, a lot to learn though.
 

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Definitely diggin the progress so far, enjoy the day off and keep up the good work man :D

OT: Where could one get a copy of this factory PDF? H-Ts link has been dead for awhile, and I've hunted a bit for a copy but don't have one (and Chilton's blows for a lot of things).
 

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Definitely diggin the progress so far, enjoy the day off and keep up the good work man :D

OT: Where could one get a copy of this factory PDF? H-Ts link has been dead for awhile, and I've hunted a bit for a copy but don't have one (and Chilton's blows for a lot of things).
CRXResource.com has it, you have to sign up to access it but it only takes a minute.
 
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