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3D Render of Various Modifications
« on: December 28, 2022, 16:33:02 »
A few weeks ago, I commissioned a gentleman do a mock-up of some modifications to my SL. He just delivered them. These include:

- yellow fog lights
- yellow headlights
- gold-colored Bundt wheels
- Rallye-style seats
- Talbot mirrors
- Nardi wheel

Overall a very interesting look. Rims are too ostentatious in that shade, but if they were more of a matte like the headlights, it could be interesting. I didn't nitpick that the headlamps are US-style.
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2022, 16:33:55 »
Last one. I didn't pay to have the interior rendered, though I am considering it.
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2022, 17:02:41 »
Yes, you need more legroom... ;)
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2022, 18:11:01 »
Interesting.  So this is to help you envision the mods before you make them?  Has he created a model that can be re-skinned?  What's the polygon count/resolution?
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2022, 19:47:20 »
Has he created a model that can be re-skinned?
I don't think it's a physical 3D printed model.  I think he bought a digital 3D image modeled in AutoCAD or similar.  Can rotate, zoom on-screen.  Interesting solution for making unusual changes where examples can't be found online.  Not changes I would make, but everyone has their own preferences and style.
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2022, 20:29:08 »
I don't think it's a physical 3D printed model.  I think he bought a digital 3D image modeled in AutoCAD or similar.  Can rotate, zoom on-screen.  Interesting solution for making unusual changes where examples can't be found online.  Not changes I would make, but everyone has their own preferences and style.

Indeed! There was a 280SL model which happened to be the right color available for purchase online. I thought it was money well-spent having a mock-up like this done before committing to purchasing expensive accessories that I may or may not even like. In the case of the wheels, I've only ever seen one example of them re-colored, and they were painted brown or something to match a tobacco brown 280SL.
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2022, 23:06:48 »
I strongly recommend having him color the body sills black/dark grey in the next iteration.
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2022, 03:28:09 »
This looks very British to me for some reason.  Not sure if it's the side mirrors, body color rocker panels, racing number, the wheels, and/or the seats.  It looks like some MG prototype.  Too bad you can't modify the rendering yourself and adjust things, it would be so much fun!!
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2022, 08:23:28 »
The Porsche crowd here love a Talbot mirror. But generally accept they cannot see anything in them…
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Re: 3D Render of Various Modifications
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2023, 20:43:16 »
I did not realize this but apparently Mechatronik's SL configurator is back online. It was gone for a while. Fun to play around with the color options! And just as well, one can see the "Barock" wheels silver, grey, black, or bronze/gold colors.

While certainly an interesting look, I think it clashes with the chrome. Not bad with the dark blue and dark greens, though. I suppose the bronze look is much nicer on cars with less chrome and color-matched rearview mirrors.

It really is too bad Mechatronik hasn't developed a 15" aluminum alloy wheel that could take a hub. And made repro hubcaps, to boot.
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