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Subaru WRX STI WRC Rally by dangeruss Subaru WRX STI WRC Rally by dangeruss
Here ya go ... a dirty ass rally car off in the woods.

This is 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI in WRC rally trim with night stage lighting equipment.

The paint is a blend material consisting of a complex metallic blue with another material for the graphic vinyls with the separation being controlled by a third black and white mask. I rendered it against a photo backplate and a matching HDRI for lighting and reflections. Like you'd expect, a matte material on a ground plane was used to incorporate the model into the scene. Lighting is all Image Based with a single Vray dome light mapped with the HDRI.

I rendered separate passes of just the car geometry with an ambient occlusion material and another with a Vray dirt mapped material for the dust. In Photoshop, I composited the clean render against the back plane adjusting gamma and exposures to match each other well.

Then I went to work on the "dust" layers. Using my dusty vray dirt render (solid dirt), I used various brushes to erase the dirt where I wanted the car to be cleaner. It's easier to use this subtractive method than to add dirt by painting it. Since I used a render, the dirt has light and shadow to it and doesn't look like grey airbrushed paint in Photoshop. I added another layer or two to add darker bits of dirt and grime, then dropped my AO render pass on top of it all and set it to multiply and lowered the opacity a bit.
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SniperK9 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ready for rally ............
rolito86 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
nice cars, please next is celica of kankunen
flipper Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Great render, like all of your work's, one little think :D this isn't gravel setup of impreza wrc :D
IgorPosternak Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
manaista Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is such great work!
That is one of my favorite cars too!
Very awesome!
yianouras Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
a perfect job that reminds me my favorite WRC driver!
cesium135 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Nice integration ^^
thedevastating1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Reminds me of Dirt 3! :iconthumbsupplz:
Bobby-Sandhu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Insane Sir... Insane...
ReneDussault Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah, didn't realize it was a shop job until I read the description, kudos!
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