I was in the same spot when I was younger, took the easy way out and refused to go to school and regret it every single day now. It's hard to do but you need to find a way to beat it. Mine was a combination of severe depression and some other stuff, but definately see a doctor you feel comfortable talking to. Since the problem is never obvious.
Just stick with it because if you give up you'll regret it. I do.
Edit: My MSN is in my profile if you need someone to talk to about this, since you pretty much described what I went through and I might be able to help.
Excuse the bad driving and the music. Had issues with fraps and sound for some reason. Just mute it if you don't like it.
Really getting into iRacing, even though I mostly just play offline in practice sessions when I get time it's still a really solid sim. Shame it's expensive, but meh, you get what you pay for. Will gladly pay for good-quality content which it's currently delivering. Really should try online sometime, though...
Was there on Sunday too, very good day out. Weather was nice got a slight bit sunburnt. Never been before so didn't know what to expect but I'd definately go again. So much to see/do for the entire day. Money well spent.
1) Click the car, go to group (top bar) and click ungroup. Then select all pieces of the wheel including brakes etc and then just rotate it.
2) There are various LFS sites with different rims for renders, can't remember where though.
There are no lights in the scene, also it's mostly the paint material that makes it look like it does. Not just a simple diffuse/falloff.
If you look on the last page you can see a brazil render from me about half way down. Brazil is 200x easier and faster but I believe vray has the potential to look better in the end. Just depends really, if I want a quick render I use brazil, throw a scene together and hit render. If I want to spend time on a scene I use vray. Haven't rendered in a while, decided to give it a go again the other day, still a fun little hobby.
Still alot of learning to do. Mainly how to make glass that looks perfect on a sphere AND perfect as a window, and not just the first part. I had to add a slight fog colour to even make it look like there was a window there..hmmph
For brazil scenes all I do is use a curved plane, a circle above the car with the brazil utility material and shove a car under it with simple materials and it usually comes out ok. With vray I always put a ton more time into it, usually atleast an afternoon since test renders on my current PC are painfully slow
Not alot really, you can probably notice the sharpen though. On second thoughts I shouldn't have done that.. Original below.
Oh also I use vRay
Basically removed the speckle..a few touchups elsewhere but not exactly major editing. Not happy with the windows and the wheel material could probably be less liney, works ok on other wheels but the XRT wheels look ugly with it.