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TV & Movie Car Challenge (Round 3): Futuristic Offroaders [Submissions Closed]


TV & Movie Car Challenge Round 3, Judgement

The day has finally come. After 2 extensions of the submission deadline, the studio finally has enough entries to go through and pick their car for Isaac, the protagonist. The director and the actor both are rather puzzled by the fact that why there are so less entries than they expected. Although, by the end of the judging round… they’ll know exactly why :wink:

Director Christian Kale and the main actor himself, Robert Browney, have entered the garage all the submitted vehicles are kept in right now. 7 entries, they count, all hidden under separate tarps to not ruin the surprise for them. They haven’t seen the entries to provide a completely unbiased judgement of the entries so not particular entry gets in their mind and they decide to take it before even looking at the others.

Judging begins!

DVM Pathfinder by @Petakabras


“Hmm, I feel like something’s quite not right already, just by looking at it…”

“The front would’ve been better off without those huge trans-am/corvette style headlights. The rest of the front is fine but the vents are kinda abruptly placed on the hood for something that should be sleek.”

“I Kinda liked the rear at first but the more I look at it the more I find all the flaws. Those rear side vents don’t really go well with the lines this car has. It’s a wedge, should’ve been sleeker. And I’m not entirely certain about the asymmetric dual exhausts of this car. If anything, the left exhaust might get punted by a rock when going offroad.”

“The side profile and the roof are kept rather simple and sensible. I actually like it from those angles. Overall I’m not actually sure where this is going with the design. It has retrofuturism plastered all around it, but then there are bits that definitely don’t look sleek or appropriate for what it is.”

“Yeah the rear lights really don’t make sense for a car like this. Those turbines and fans look pretty dope but I’m not sure how much air that rear mounted intercooler is getting while sitting behind that massive… red colored winch…”

“Ah yes the car under the shell is not very promising either. Twin Turbo V6 which has redline power cutoff, the curve is quite daunty for offroading, there’s almost no coherence with some of the decisions taken and it has a 6 speed sequential gearbox.”

“Yeah I don’t think this car’s gonna make it to our list, Kale. It has some really interesting pieces but they’re executed rather poorly. Perhaps with experience, they can craft it better some day.”

Not considered for the movie.

Taimania Jinzo by @desperatedonut5


“Hmm, I thought we said something about not literally dressing the car up in neon lights then calling it a day?”

“That’s what I’m thinking too, it looks very underdetailed without the neon lights… in fact it looks like every other miserable looking CUV of this age.”

“I agree with you on that. It’s just their standard CUV of this time, dressed in some sleeker looking lights, neon and literally nothing else, I feel like. It’s not exactly coherent with what’s under the body either. And damn what’s with the power cutoff at redline?”

“It’s not a bad car per se, but I don’t think this is what we’re looking for, Browney. Let’s cut this out of our list too.”

Not considered for the movie.

Katsuro Defense Industries X-1000 Miner by @FitRS


“Now this one, isn’t really bad. It’s actually pretty nicely dressed in many ways. It has some redundant bits like too three ladders, dual sided machine guns…”

“All of which can be replaced easily actually. What can’t be done anything about it is… it still kinda has that minivan look, doesn’t it?”

“I agree, Browney. It looks really sleek from almost all the angles but you can’t help but think minivan the moment you look at the front. If the front was given some more effort to have a more customized look, this would’ve been good enough”

“I like how it has just the correct amount of excess as well. Not too much but just enough to make sense for our movie. The hardware underneath it looks good as well. All in all, I don’t think this is the correct vehicle for Isaac, but this can be easily slipped inside the movie, it deserves that much.”

“Fair enough, we’ll keep this around, see where it can be utilized.”

Considered to be put into the movie but not as Isaac’s car.

Armor Rumbler by @GassTiresandOil


“OOH it’s an Armor!”

“Damn it’s really not being subtle with that exposed engine and top mounted laser drill. I like it.”

“It features less visual detail than the previous one we looked at but this looks a bit coherent for that dystopian theme. It has a blend of both dystopian and futuristic design, which isn’t really perfectly executed IMO but yeah it’s definitely a looker.”

“Nothing wrong with the general overlook of it, but I do prefer the X-1000’s rear design to this. The side profile has some interesting bits, like that small side window, those exhaust pipes and the neon light for environment lighting purposes. The badging looks just right. Overall, great but a bit underdone though.”

“Roof looks adequately designed with the driver’s entry chamber and giant roofrack. The car underneath it is also laid out rather well, can carry a staggeringly high amount. The V8 is more than adequately powered. It’s a bit barebones for the protagonist’s car… Let’s give this one another side-role as well, for its decent design”

Considered for the movie but not for Isaac’s car.

ONIHUNT Brawler : Wasteland Special by @ST1Letho


“Oh wow… This… This is actually pretty impressive.”

“I like the look they’ve gone for with this. There’s visible rust all around the car, bullet holes on one side, one of the headlights doesn’t have a glass and is replaced with thin grille net pieces…”

“The proportions are just right aren’t they? It looks like a proper muscle car converted to a dystopian offroader and it still retains the rawness of the initial design. Wait…”

“I feel like you’ve caught what’s wrong with it too?”

“I have yes… it’s too rugged and raw for what we’re going for aren’t we?”

“It really is and I hate to say it. Would’ve been a perfect podium finisher or even a joint podium but unfortunately, there’s no futuristic bits to attached to the car. I love the huge pushrod V8 making that beautiful rumble and the fact that it can do offroading better than some of the previous entries combined… But… this is more Mad Max-ish than what we’re looking for”

“It’s a shame, I loved it from every angle. It was even big enough to carry cargo and stuff. I’m not leaving it without giving it a proper, deserving role though.”

Very close to getting the podium finish at least, but it’s more dystopian and less [insert any retrofuturistic theme]. Will be in the final movie in a major role, however.

We're entering the podiums now!

Zephorus L Series Extension by @Sky-High


“Hot damn! Why do I feel so dominated all of a sudden!”

“Ah yes, it’s asserting dominance with its rather peculiar T-pose-lighting. I like it, has a very stern look to it.”

“Yeah I definitely like the pointy fascia, almost gives it a faceless look thus making it look minimalistic yet cyberpunk as hell”

“The engine choice is admirable too. Albeit it actually makes it the slowest of all the entries but it has the most tabled power curve in this entire lot of entries.”

“Man, come here have a look at the back… WOW!”

“Holy fuck it looks like they’ve managed to fit an entire habitation center in there! And the way they’ve done it is very creative. I am truly amazed now.”

“It’s a damn good vehicle, I really love it and the remaining two would have to impress me fairly well to make them consider over this beauty.”

Eventually, the Zephorus L Series will be given a major role that’s not Isaac’s main vehicle as well.

Helios FreeRoameR Type-T UTV pkg by @Xepy

“Sweet Jesus!”

“I… Is this really for us?”

“I feel like christmas came early, there is no way in hell I’m not giving this a major role”

“The car underneath is absolutely perfect as well, can do a whole lot of offroading and is eye wateringly fast for its size. The engine name is… hahahaha it’s called the Strokemaster! PERFECT!”

“Browney check this out, it’s based on the Jeep body… WHAT”

“Man I swear there can’t be anything better than this!” [haha wrong] “I’m just amazed at the detail that went into making this, Kale”

“I can’t believe what kind of bits they’ve used to craft this thing… It’s just so damn creatively and uniquely put together. And the canopy is pristine. Can carry a huge amount as well. And it’s just so practical and spacious.”

“Holy shit… wow… anyway we have one more thing to go through. Apparently it’s some company named “Comet Bar” or whatever? Heh sounds like some chocolate bar company.”

“Let’s go have a quick look at it and be over with it. I think we’ve found our winner.”

The Helios will be given a major role eventually

Comet-Bar RiftVhaun @That-S-cop


“… Oh you gotta be fucking kidding me…”

Right… I need to break character here. When I gave Shuriken the greenlight on discord to craft something based on a Unimog, I literally didn’t know what to expect. I was NOT ready for this. Neither was the entire community.

Get This…

4 people told me that they stayed away from this round of TMCC because they knew there’s no way they’d beat this thing. This entry alone killed potential entries from other people. That’s saying something, considering most people just make stuff for challenges anyway.

The entire file is 300kb+ and I am astounded how this beautiful person read cunt has managed to make every single one of those fixtures look and work clean. Don’t get me wrong, @Xepy and @Sky-High had clean designs as well and they are beautiful and awesome in their own right.

But this thing alone… I don’t even know what to say at this point. I could try to point out what details here have boggled my mind but I’d end up with a wall of text in the end. So I’m not gonna attempt it. This is, by far, the most well detailed and beautiful looking large sized truck I’ve seen in Automation so far. What an absolute gem!

I would like to thank every single people who entered this challenge. I never thought I’d end up getting such beautiful designs for a thing so niche and could’ve easily been memed. Especially the last 3 entries I’ve looked at have boggled my mind completely. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy or satisfied with this competition. I’m more than happy and definitely honored to get such creative and unique futuristic cars from you beautiful people. Trust me, if Automation allows exporting cars as they are to other 3D programs in the future, I will personally make custom 3D renders of a select few cars from here. Thank you so much guys!

The Judgement Has Ended

Browney and Kale have decided which cars they want to assign in which role and are now going to announce them publicly to the crew.

7th place: @Petakabras and @desperatedonut5

These two have unfortunately not made into the movie as the cars simply didn’t make the mark. Better luck next time guys! Don’t lose motivation.

6th place: @FitRS

A nice minivan converted into a futuristic looking offroader with some cool gizmos. Unfortunately, it’s still minivan look strays it away from getting anywhere above in the challenge among other entries. It’ll be featured as the primary choice of transport when going offroad for the general public and police level law enforcers.

5th place: @GassTiresandOil

An SUV based half futuristic, half dystopian concept which doesn’t look like much at first but grows on you over time. Very well engineered too. This will be driven by the national forces of the opposing nation. The sheer heft, menacing look and practicality of this vehicle would provide more than enough good reasons for them to use this.

4th place: @ST1Letho

I was torn to decide this car’s fate and honestly, had it given up on its rather rugged, dystopian looks to look a bit more futuristic or outrun… I would’ve considered its position to be higher. But It will be getting a major role. Halfway through the movie, the protagonist will be in some sort of trouble when a not Max Rockstansky will arrive out of nowhere to assist him in this badass looking muscle car.

3rd place: @Sky-High

The T-Pose truck has a special place in my heart and I really really appreciate the unique design for this, Riley. This seems like a prime vehicle for quick backup shelter for the protagonist, if something goes south or he can’t access his main vehicle. It will be also seen as the national force’s top tier vehicle with a few modifications in the movie.

2nd place: @Xepy

This is the second time you’ll be getting a second place in a competition hosted by me :stuck_out_tongue:
And both times, it’s not you who built a slightly worse car, it’s the winner who made a car that just struck it perfect. Though that doesn’t stop this beauty of a creation to get a major role. This will be seen as the Rapid Response Team’s ultimate solution to provide any sort of quick backup needed for Isaac. Around the end, Isaac will also be seen quickly fleeing a hostile area in one of these, completely unharmed due to its unmatched build quality.

1st place: @That-S-cop

I think I’ve said enough and honestly, if I start talking about it again I will seriously end up with a wall of text. Hands down the most detailed vehicle of this round and possibly all sorts of rounds relating to a truck or van. Unbelievable stuff.

And with that, TMCC3 has come to an end. Thank you all again for participating with such awesome cars!

Hosting duties will be passed on to the winner. Should the winner fail to reply within 24 hours or decides to pass, the judging duties will be passed on to the contestant of next place.


Eh, whatever. You win and you lose.


Thanks for hosting!
Yes, S - Cop was just slightly too good on this one, I felt like I would of had to create a very similar thing, and that’s quite boring. Congratz.


I thoroughly enjoyed myself on this one,
as evident by effectively over detailing the RiftVhaun
Congratulations on the rest of the cool Entries.
I am Humbled,

TMCC4 is in good hands.
and it’s going to be slightly different to previous rounds

A Clue


I think i went a bit too far with the fixtures, but anyways a really cool challenge :slight_smile:


Bruh, after I saw the amount of detail on s-cop’s truck I was like… well shit! I loved the creativity of all the cars here though. Everyone sorta approached it a different way. Fair judging I think, good job to everyone.


That’s about how I thought the round would go honestly. lol I knew as soon as I saw That-S-cops it would be impossible to beat. Congrats!