HKS7MGT wrote:Yeah, well in those days, it was about passion where as these days it's about money (a business). In those days it was about using your drawing skills to design a car and hence how they seem to come to life and how we can relate to the shapes and styling so much. These days its all about the computer programs generated cars and they may look inspiring and challenging today, but tomorrow they'll be out designed by something else. Consumerism also takes part here too.
Yeah they used to hand craft the 1:1 scale models, thats why the classic cars' shapes flow so well.
I've done 3d animation advanced, and i've tried my hand at modelling a couple of cars, it is very difficult to make something really nice, but very easy to bang out somthing like a 350z. "POP" oh now you have wheel arches; "POP" now you have a bonnet scoop...But to get the shapes to flow nicely in a cad program is very challenging. Very easy to go too far and then the shapes flow too much and then the car doesn't have any definition.
It probably cost alot of money and time to make an old 1:1 model by hand so the expectation of the final model would be very high. Whereas now any ape can bang out a model on a computer
Just because they can doesn't mean they should