This vehicle will have two steering position. One in the front cab and one in the rear tiller. I found a nice front, rear, and side views of a Tiller Fire Truck. I am using this as my guide to scale from. I am finding photos of fire trucks and creating the image mapping by overlaying them over the line drawing. I need to make sure that the detail of the ladder is good because it will be viewed from the rear cab. I choose to use actual geometry for the ladder rather than an alpha mask.
Finished Tiller on a city street. I would like to put a fire hydrant on the corner and a little more detail.
Its amazing what a little composite sky can make in a scene. The blue sets the mood and tone
I need to recreate more realistic on and off ramps. I create a spline using the line tool and check of “Enable In Render and Enable In Viewpoint” also use the Rectangular settings. This will give you a dimensional road exit and on ramp.
After using the the scale tool to select edges and scale and flange the ramp apply a FFD(cyl) 4x6x4 modifier to create an envelop that you can use to make the ramp slop evenly and smooth. A difficult procedure if you try to move the verts independently and get a smooth gradual ramp. This makes it fast and easy.