What is this?
The Repository for Car Designs is a library of vehicles that I will publish here for anyone to download. Anyone can use it, but it’s primarily focused towards newer players who are still learning the fundamentals of car design. If you are struggling with desiging a certain type of car from a certain era, this is the thread for you! I will gradually update this thread over time to include cars across all eras and body styles that anyone can examine and study for their own personal gain.
My primary goal is for this to be just another learning resource for this community, just like the Crowd Sourced Detailing guides but more hands-on.
What kind of cars can I find here?
All kinds of cars across all eras in game. As this is primarily focused on newer players, however, this thread will primarily be for cars that look good with minimal and/or efficient fixture usage.
The most important skill to have when designing is knowing good fixture placement, proportions, and to a lesser extent, lineflow. Details and lots of fixtures can make a design good but this is not necessary!
How do I use this thread?
I will upload .car files here over time for anyone else to download. Each post will be dedicated to one car and will include the .car file, a brief description, and some tags that you can use to search through this thread easier. Here are some tags you can use to narrow your search:
[40s] [50s] [60s] [70s] [80s] [90s] [00s] [10s] [20s]
[SEDAN] [HATCHBACK] [WAGON] [COUPE] [TRUCK] [SUV] [VAN]
Please do not upload your .car files here yourself! Send them to me, and then I will publish them here if they pass inspections.
Who's making these cars? Can I submit mine?
There’s no way I can do a project like this all by myself, so these designs will be sourced from members of the community (me included, if I have the time and will).
To submit your designs, please send the .car file to me in the form of a private message through here or Discord. Keep in mind that although this repository will feature cars from the community, I am still managing this by myself, and thus I will have the final say in whether or not your car will make it in or not. Here are some basic guidelines to follow:
- The car must look good (will be judged by me, I’ll try to be generous with this)
- Visible Fixture Rule - all fixtures on the car must be clearly visible. So nothing complex involving hidden patchwork black magic or millions of tiny bumper bars. Hand-made lights and vents are discouraged.
- Simple Rule - components of the car such as bumpers, lights, grilles, etc. would ideally be made with as few fixtures as possible while still looking detailed enough.
To demonstrate how typical posts will look like, and to start this thread off, here are two cars.
1957 Mercas-Boretti C195
Mercas-Boretti_-_c195.car (45.4 KB)
Sometimes I’ll add comments like this if there’s a particular feature or technique I think you should try to emulate.
1957 Mercas-Boretti A312
Mercas-Boretti_-_a312.car (44.2 KB)
Pay attention to how the hood scoop fixtures are used on the hood and the body molding fixture is used on the fenders to spice up the shape of the body; that’s just one of the things that makes this design so effective!
These cars will use mods, so make sure to download my mod collection so that you won’t have any missing fixtures. If you’re running low on disk space, don’t download the photoscene mods, as these take up the most amount of space.
And just to make it clear,