CAR 3D – Presentation

Prepare vehicle lettering as a 3D presentation in CorelDRAW

  • Open the 3D-capable CAR‑SPECIAL® vehicle file with CorelDRAW. The layout is identical to the 2D drawings, so you don't have to get used to it.
  • Create a new layer for the design and move the small bounding squares to this layer.
  • Design the vehicle as usual with fonts, logos and images.
  • The design elements must not protrude beyond the bounding squares.
  • As a design aid, you can colour the body outline in the car colour.

Hide the layer with the car template and set the layer with the car template to "non-printing".

Leave only the layers with the design elements and the two bounding squares shown.

File > Export for > Web...

- PNG
- RGB colour (24 bit)
- Transparency
- Smoothed by anti-aliasing
- Height: 2048 Pixel
- Keep aspect ratio

Save the vehicle design as a "PNG file" in your project folder:

The original file name must be retained, but can be supplemented with separation by an underscore.

Example: Ford_351_yourText.png


Prepare vehicle lettering as a 3D presentation in Adobe Illustrator

  • Open the 3D-capable CAR-SPECIAL® vehicle file with Adobe Illustrator. The design is identical to the 2D drawings, so you don't have to get used to it.
  • Create a new layer for the design and move the small bounding squares to this layer.
  • Design the vehicle as usual with fonts, logos and images.
  • The design elements must not protrude beyond the bounding squares.
  • As a design aid, you can colour the body outline in the car colour.

Hide the layer with the car template
Leave only the layers with the design elements and the two bounding squares displayed.

File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy)...

- PNG-24
- Transparent Background
- Height: 2048 Pixel
- Keep aspect ratio
- Image optimised
- Deactivate "Export whole drawing area"!

Export the vehicle design as a "PNG file" to your project folder.

Attention:
The original file name must remain, but can be supplemented with separation by an underscore.
Example: Ford_351_yourText.png


Present vehicle lettering in CAR-3D

  • Start CAR-3D
  • After clicking on "Browse", select the PNG file you just exported.
  • Select the desired paint colour.
  • Click on "Render 3D Presentation" to start the import of your design into CAR-3D.
  • Your model will be calculated.
    Please be patient, the calculation of the 3D model may take a few minutes.

You have the option to change the paint colour, import a logo and individual background motifs. You can also load different 3D environments. Create a link to your finished 3D presentation and email it to your customer! With one click on the link, your customer can interactively rotate and scale the designed vehicle.


Why is the position of my design in CAR-3D not correct?

The positioning of the design is determined by the two small squares. These squares must be exported together with your design.

Please note: These positioning squares may lie outside the workspace.


Why is my design not loaded in CAR-3D?

3D presentations are usually loaded within a few seconds. If the process stops and the loading bar remains stationary, this is usually due to an incorrect file name. This must not be changed, see example:

Original file: Ford_351_3D.cdr
Your design: Ford_351_yourText.png

Tip: After the second underscore (marked in bold) you can insert your own text without spaces, e.g: "Rena_831_yourText.png".


Why is my design not displayed on the bonnet?

In the front view of the vehicle, the bonnet is usually shown in a very foreshortened perspective. Therefore, in most cases you have to place the bonnet design of a vehicle on the roof view.


With large-scale motifs, the vehicle loses plasticity

With large-area motifs, reflections and light edges are no longer displayed in the 3D model.

Tip: Reduce the opacity of the motifs (e.g. to 85%) to achieve a better representation.