Intro to 3D Livery Design: Decals for Digital Cars

A course by Davide Virdis , Automotive Media Designer

Automotive Media Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021

Learn to design and render livery for custom racing cars in Blender and bring them to life with eye-catching decals in Illustrator

  • 90% positive reviews (30)
  • 2200 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to design and render livery for custom racing cars in Blender and bring them to life with eye-catching decals in Illustrator

A course by Davide Virdis

Designing livery and decal for cars, which consists of crafting the visual aspect of a racing car, is a creative way to bring out your inner child while developing your skills as a 3D artist. As a classic car enthusiast and an automotive media designer, Davide Virdis has worked on Maserati’s Fuoriserie customization program and collaborated in the design of McLaren's F1 livery at Abu Dhabi.

In this online course, David introduces you to the world of motorsport and racing liveries by teaching you how to design your own in 3D. Discover how to detail your favorite set of wheels to your heart’s content.

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What will you learn in this online course?

13 lessons & 19 downloads

  • 90% positive reviews (30)
  • 2200 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 46m)
  • 19 additional resources (3 files)
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  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create two or more polished renders of your livery design using Adobe Illustrator.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is ideal for car enthusiasts who want to develop their 3D illustration skills.

Requirements and materials

You’ll need Blender 3D, Illustrator, Photoshop (ideally with Lightroom), fSpy, and a basic understanding of how they all work.


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Davide Virdis

A course by Davide Virdis

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Automotive Media Designer

Davide Virdis is a classic car enthusiast and automotive media designer from Genoa, Italy. He specializes in creating liveries, which consists of designing the visual aspect of a racing car.

He helped manage the social media of Maserati’s Fuoriserie customisation program and collaborated in the design of McLaren's F1 livery at Abu Dhabi. He currently works for a variety of clients, including a renown design studio from Milan, where he does content creation. Alongside that, he also helps small car companies and racing teams to visualize their vehicles and design their liveries.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Dressing a Fast-Moving Vehicle

    • More than Just Stickers
    • Choosing a Direction
    • The Mood Board: The First Testing Laps
  • U3

    Getting Ready to Race

    • Technique and formats
    • Putting the Car Together 1
    • Putting the Car Together 2
    • The Livery Design 1
    • The Livery Design 2
    • Studio Environment Setting, Final Render, and Production
  • U4

    Sharing the Work and Getting Feedback

    • The Photo Render, HDRI, and Backplates
    • Instagram Feedback
  • FP

    Final project

    • Intro to 3D Livery Design: Decals for Digital Cars

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Intro to 3D Livery Design: Decals for Digital Cars. 3D, and Animation course by Davide Virdis

Intro to 3D Livery Design: Decals for Digital Cars

A course by Davide Virdis
Automotive Media Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined November 2021
  • 90% positive reviews (30)
  • 2200 students