First of all, I would like to congratulate the three winners in this competition “Most Legendary Car” especially to Ernest Kośka – First place winner. I know that this guy has a keen eye in details. Ok Let’s start what I’ve got . . .
First, I began to collect the best possible reference and info, images, materials, etc. about legendary car based on my life style and story from childhood… it says, “I didn’t try any of the advanced technology toy like remote control cars… so I decided to make my own style of toy car made of scrap tin can, bottle cap, electrical plastic wire, tie wire, long bolt with nut and rubber, etc.”
I use always Clay render using override material for checking of sun lighting and drop shadow softness, and also after you can save the IR and LC to load and use it for final renderings (save parsing time).
In this simple tutorial showing that the exploded material are on top of the exploded model projected on the center part, just 1 click on the paint dropper, then 2 and 3.
Sketchup scene layout
Environment sun setting
Raw render output
Adjusted brightness and contrast base on my preferences.
Thank you very much.
Zernan Suarez - http://humster3d.com/2014/12/17/making-of-my-tin-scrap-toy/