12 Car renders that break the mold

Car renders are a dime a dozen these days, so it takes a lot to stand out. Here’s a collection of the very best car renders across all 3d platforms.

Rainy Night by Morteza Najafi

Goldie by Maurice Panisch

Morning by Morteza Najafi

Porsche Speed by Daan Pol

Dirty Car by Jiwoong Chung

Power by Morteza Najafi

Green Snake by Ahmed AL Barazengi

Nissa Skyline Gtr 34 by Alessandro Baldasseroni

Honda Civic by Alexander Neskoromyuk

Mantis Burn by John Kearney

Crash Kiss by Nicolas Crombez

Snow Buggy by Marek Denko

HH-60G PAVE HAWK MEDEVAC by Andre Cantarel

Okay that last one’s not a car, but can you blame me?

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About Andrew Price

User of Blender for 9+ years. I've written tutorials for 3d World Magazine and spoken at three Blender conferences. My goal is to help artists get employed in the industry by making training accessible and easy to understand. I'm an Aussie and I live in South Korea ;)
  • preston lee

    it is better to clean time to time to keep away mold


  • Nicholas

    Rainy Night by Morteza Najafi; Morning by Morteza Najafi – these are brilliant.

    Rainy Night really captures the emotion of the driver and the violence and power of the elements.

    Morning, is just stunning – loads of gritty realism; life on the edge.

    Goldie by Maurice Panisch – great modelling and render, but is it art? Not to me, it says car, that’s it. Others pretty much go the same way.

  • Owldude

    When is the cars academy coming out?

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  • Jake

    Morteza Najafi put much detail and work into “Morning”. The only way I was able to tell that it wasn’t a photograph is that all of the cars are facing toward the camera, but so is the speed-limit sign. Either everyone goes down the street the wrong way or city officials are rather careless. The latter seems more likely, as I doubt that one would often find a speed limit of 50 in a densely populated area like that.

  • k_slam

    I can’t stop inspecting and examining Morteza Najafi’s work. It is soooo photo-realistic I find myself scrutinizing the images hoping to discover that they are photos. Perhaps because it’s hard to believe that they could be anything else. They are awesome!!

    What is even more amazing is that the true scope of the work never makes it completely into frame. The devil in the details are the reflections of off camera props that continue the illusion of a surrounding world. Did I say “props”? You bet!! Total props to Morteza Najafi, absolutely inspiring.

  • http://gadgeticmusings.net/ Soul_Est

    The CG Cars forums, http://forum.cg-cars.com/ is home to some amazing artists that can create 3D renders of vehicles that blur the line between what’s real and what’s virtual.

    That’s where I got my inspiration to get back into Blender (with version 2.54 Beta no less!). :)

  • Gemn

    Wow! These are amazing! In blender is it possible to do dimensions? I’m trying to make a realistic car but i don’t know what size to make it… You’re amazing! Thanks xx

  • Kewl Luser

    while i skim,, i pay very keen attention to video tutorials.. :)

    on ur trip to Korea when u did the timelapse of the volumetric clouds,,, i think blender crashed and i saw the snow buggy was your wallpaper… :)

    first time seeing this article… really nice tho…
    thanks… a guess most of them are max or maya… :/

  • Zazizizou

    If you didn’t say that they are 3D renderers, I would believe they are just real photos :o.
    I don’t really like the idea of Blender Spec… =/ Because I think those renders are perfect and I suggest you post everything you think it’s artistic.
    THANKS Andrew !

  • Matt

    WWWOAAAHHHH!!! some of these don’t even look like they are CG. they look like pictures of real vehicles :D

  • jesse

    whoa… im new using blender (2.5 alpha 2) how would u do the chopper

  • teepee

    Are they all real. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • satriya_mujung

    no blender renderings?
    no problem. Blender can do that things too.
    Nice pics u got there andrew. youre da man!

  • http://blenderguru.com Andrew Price


    6 posts up ;)

  • Gerko

    … there is no blender software in all this pics.

    … cheat.

  • Vandy

    “….Okay that last one’s not a car, but can you blame me?”

    Of course we can blame you…..

    hahaha,just kidding,no offense…..^^

  • trinity5150

    Blender specific art is good but I also love to see 3D art from other software too :)

  • Laertes

    Incredibly. Especially the Porsche keeps amazing me…

    I’d also support the wish to get some(not only, but maybe some…) Blender-specific pics.
    Another thing is to write the Programs used for the pictures underneath ‘em so that one doesn’t have to search for that info on his own…eases things up ;)


  • janidotux

    Nice images. I also would like to know more about Blender specific renders, without limiting to it, I mean, is nice that you post these images like above, but also would be nice to check some Blender specific posts.

  • http://www.eckersberg.no Morten

    Yes, more Blender spesific stuff would be cool.

  • http://www.blenderguru.com Andrew Price

    Not as far as I know. I try not to restrict the inspiration posts to specific software.

    But let me know your feedback. Do you guys want to see more blender specific posts?

  • http://craigps.info/ Craigsnedeker

    Holy O_O Incredible stuff there.

  • Potado

    Wow! Morteza Najafi’s work is truly amazing!

  • Joe

    Cool….so were any of these Blender?

  • JotaSolano

    There’s also a pretty cool chopper in blender’s website gallery…

    I love Crash Kiss btw…