I am looking for a software that allows me to model paint designs that I can apply to a car. My objective is to play with the paint designs that I can apply to a car before going to a body shop and asking them what I want to do on my car. Here are the requirements:

  • Free (if there are no free versions, paid versions are acceptable).
  • For Windows.

Quite a steep learning curve and probably overkill but you could use Blender 3D to first model your car, (there may already be a model out there that someone else has done and released into the public domain), then apply various colour schemes to the model.

Minus Points:

  • Large
  • You have to learn to use it and to 3D model
  • You may well get hooked

Plus points:

  • Free
  • Cross platform including Windows
  • Full 3D
  • Can produce full photo quality renders/videos and animations
  • Lots of books/web sites/help & tutorials, e.g. modelling sports car in cycles.
  • You will learn to 3D model
  • You will probably get hooked.

Example from the above tutorial:porche

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.