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3 + Y Pics Overlaid From Various Parts of The Car

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Thomas Edison, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Thomas Edison

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    #1 Thomas Edison, Mar 15, 2019
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    Because I was curious...
    The headlights and taillights appear to be the exact same, unless my eyes are fooling me.

    Bumper crease
    3713EADE-697E-4ECA-880E-39693A6E22FF.jpeg


    Door handle
    C4AB9C0E-93E5-4E69-81B5-B4425063567A.jpeg


    Drivers seat
    EB2803A5-4BFF-45FD-8D65-0246DCADD211.jpeg


    Wheel
    6518A870-DC55-41E8-9CE3-DFEC69875DE9.jpeg


    Headlight
    C760C0DD-73BB-43E5-B118-AF1F77E55CEC.jpeg


    Roof
    0D4ED022-8D14-4BB4-B795-182C9CCDACC3.jpeg


    Taillight
    B143A65A-91F8-4A65-A67A-D45EA4841304.jpeg


    Back of hood
    3D900648-45F2-4457-93AF-56A552796B49.jpeg
     
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  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    NIce !
    Could you do the same for the Y and the X ?
    I find the photo that has all the tyres 'on the road' as it were and the fronts aligned to be the easiest to use.
     
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  3. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf My dog's breath smells like dog food

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    Very interesting if the dimensions in the photos hold true.
     
  4. Raechris

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    Cool.- interesting
     
  5. buckerine

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    Elon did say that the Y shares 70% of its components with the 3...
     
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    Cool. Could you do it using a different color for each car? Also, how are you setting the relative sizes of the vehicles?
     
  7. CUBldr97

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    that's a really cool way to compare, however it seems a little off to me, i doubt the wheel base is actually different, that would add complexity to the build process and doesn't streamline assembly lines. the skateboard should be the same, and throw different body on it.
     
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  8. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Give me some sugar baby

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    Something in the perspective must be just slightly off. The Y is only supposed to be 10% larger than the 3 but looks quite a bit bigger in these perspectives.

    Still really useful comparison info.
     
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  9. jkoya

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    Thanks - nice job with the overlays !
     
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  10. Thomas Edison

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    When I was moving it around, the front wheel was the same size but the rear was different. This leads me to believe that the wheel base isn’t necessarily different because of the scale, but from the angle the cars are rendered at. But then I guess that could mean the scale is slightly off too. Because once the angles were the same the front wheel would then get smaller as the rear gets bigger. It’s really hard to tell with the slight angle change. But the headlights, taillights and headrest were the same size as far as I could tell (lighting was slightly brighter on the Y). I faded back and forth several times on each photo to make sure the alignment was proper. I don’t know what kind of witchcraft they did but that’s the best I could do with my mediocre phototochop abilities at 2:20am pacific standard time.
     
  11. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Interesting. Parallax distortion or is wheel base and car itself longer?
     
  12. SMSMD

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    Nice..great work
     
  13. Thomas Edison

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    Thank you! I couldn’t remember the name. It appears that it could just be parallax distortion. But can’t tell for sure, you can see the size of the rear wheel is quite a bit off from then front. Do you think they would need to make the skateboard longer to accommodate for the legroom for the third row? Based on how different the roofline is and the taller body panels, I don’t see any reason to hold onto the exact same wheel base as the 3. That also allows for more cells down the road if they wanted to boost the mileage. (Assuming the packs are currently interchangeable with the 3),
     
  14. sreams

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    I don't believe this is quite right. If you make the wheel sizes identical (they are both 19") in Photoshop, the wheelbase ends up being identical as well. These comparisons show a longer wheelbase for the Y.

    EDIT: I see this is already being discussed.
     
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  15. CUBldr97

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    in no way am i trying to suggest your work was bad... obviously you have limits based on the pictures you had to work with... i certainly couldn't do any of what you did! no offense intended if you took any....

    i can;t imigine the wheel bases would be different, as the idea is to streamline production... but they could be different... i dont they let anyone walk around with a tape measure...although someone should have been trying!
     
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    I did a similar comparison and posted a gif showing the difference. If you use the rear wheel to match wheel sizes, the wheelbase ends up being the same (and it probably is).
     
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  17. SageBrush

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    Good suggestions in the thread, so an overlay that
    scales to same wheelbase
    aligns the cars from the front

    sounds promising
     
  18. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    All good questions!
     
  19. insaneoctane

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    Once you scale the MY photo to match the M3 front wheel, Can't you just count pixels in the front wheel vs rear wheel and compare those differences between the 2 photos to determine the amount of parallax involved? If you adjust the MY photo slightly, you should be able to re-distort to match the M3?
     
  20. insaneoctane

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    Also using one of the new photos that don't have any parallax issues might help too...

    teslay.jpg
     
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