Beginner tutorial: How to create vintage car wheel #PART 1 – rim
3D , Tutorials / June 5, 2013

In this tutorial I will show you method, which I used to create wheels in my previous project Lada Niva. You need to download side photo of wheel from here. This is beginner tutorial, so every step has image and is described as detailed as possible. Final result: LET’S GET STARED ! We need to check dimension of image, so we can create later plane with exact sides ratio. Create plane with sides exactly as image you downloaded. Move it to 0 on y and z axis and for example 30 units on x axis (this is because our wheel will be in center, so it could not collide with it). Now hit M key to open material editor. Drag standard material into the view and double-click it. Click on the square next to diffuse color as shown on image bellow. This will set diffuse texture.   Then select Bitmap from Standard maps and browse for your download image.   Right click your material and tick “Show Shaded Material in Viewport” and “Show Realistic Material in Viewport”. This will make texture visible in viewports. From default they are not visible. Select your object, right-click your material and click “Assign Material to…