Aptera Fan Graphics – Wrap Colors and Images

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  • Aptera Fan Graphics – Wrap Colors and Images

  • Ronald Miller

    Member
    October 24, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Does anyone have side view with an opaque background that could be used as a sticker? Thanks

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    October 25, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Maybe some frozen lake ice testing in the far north?

    • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

      Member
      October 25, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      wraps: patagonia logo, and others. new apple mac colors combos, etc (the picture is a arizona drink flavor branding)

      and tinted mirror chrome (so its not too glaring light reflective on road to other drivers)

    • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

      Member
      October 25, 2021 at 8:24 pm

      https://blog.dupontregistry.com/rolls-royce/bespoke-rolls-royce-phantom-hood-features-a-bee-autiful-honeybee-scene/

      also, something closer to the glassy sea water gradient of color concept: glass (or ceramic) transparent layer on top like transparent water (like when you see it at shore or in your hands when u pick it up), which is visible at the ends of surfaces and corners of car. color transitions from dark blue to teal to light blue, maybe with waves graphics and its active white water and sparkles under sun like actual seawater on a clear sunny say). transition can happen by environmental light levels like it seems on actual seawater, or a linear change from front to end of car:

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    October 26, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Well this was interesting. Thanks for the Patagonia logo suggestion. Not sure which is my favorite but I think the plain blue and mountains actually. I like this a lot…

    PS: I did offroad skirts on this one.

    • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

      Member
      October 26, 2021 at 2:35 pm

      for those thinking of this wrap, i think somewhat more more realistic photo detail appeals more. maybe late sunrise with realistic color on mellow day.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    October 27, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    A few more aviation based ones!

    • Roshiyu

      Member
      October 27, 2021 at 9:24 pm

      It’s almost a requirement to have a few nose art ladies when it comes to aircraft themes, isn’t it? 😉

    • Dean McManis

      Member
      November 1, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      More nice work Peter.????

  • Riley ________________________________

    Member
    October 28, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Probably impossible to make a rendering of but I was mesmerized by the color changing paint that can go from black to white based on a predetermined temperature. Here is an example video

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHi1jfrWhs

    Imagine having a black car change to white to keep cool an a hot day.

    • Bradey Burk

      Member
      May 26, 2022 at 4:10 am

      This is what the Aptera should come with. That would push the innovation to even further extremes!

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Anyone know where they said the base colors would be vinyl wraps? This might be an incorrect assumption. In the following call in april they talked about having a paint protection wrap (kinda implies either its painted+clear wrap or is a “liquid wrap” as Riley linked). Alternatively it might be something like this shrinking clear sheet.

    Webinar(with time): https://youtu.be/tx5ufCgRdVU?t=1580

    Paint Protection Film (basically shrinkwrap): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueU2Je40O-k

    • Titus Meusel

      Member
      October 29, 2021 at 1:09 pm

      On fb someone in knowledge of carbon fibre building said it could be a gel paint that can be added to the moulds. I have no idea. Kind of prefer non wrapped base body for sol and noir though.

      • Peter Jorgensen

        Member
        October 29, 2021 at 2:32 pm

        Gelcoat could be used (and often is) in molds. I suspect Epic Boats uses gelcoat in their molds. The process works fine – but the problem with gelcoat is it adds weight. They may just spray a black barrier/gelcoat/layer straight in the mold then lay it up which gives the black color. Or it could be pigment, or some other sort of layer. Then it’s wrapped after that.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    is there a reason why there are multiple headlight pieces? id turn it all off and covering it up, including the front end light line, except the topmost headlight. the red line: maybe continue the dark color line (for solar hood), b/c its probably more appealing to most people especially those watching it from afar b/c its less as of a drastic change is visual, more smooth, and aptera is very much smooth rest of the car, so i want to keep it consistent. (most people don’t really notice panel gaps unless it really big gap). could be a different color to really show the solar, as 2 tone. front end color and rear end rudder stays body color, but i dont mind some graphic in rudder b/c its a empty flat space.

    • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

      Member
      October 31, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      (showed in red) line of wrap covers headlights under first one on top, line, mimisc round corner like the body panel line above the headlight.

      • Peter Jorgensen

        Member
        November 1, 2021 at 7:42 am

        I like the filling in of that corner but the problem I’ve been running into with that is that the lower edge of the headlights is not colinear with the bottom of the window frame. We can connect it straight across but it won’t be straight and won’t have the correct flow. That’s why I haven’t dug into it too much yet.

        • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

          Member
          November 1, 2021 at 12:47 pm

          maybe it can be done for lower light piece, or line flow can flow naturally toward front end but the single top light piece stays as designed, just floating. the design is to look good to most people, most people dont notice body panels b/c their not paying that much attention or are far away, so alignment with body panels isnt all that important. not continuing the line makes that space look a awkward sudden end of line flow, yet aptera appearance is very smooth flowing and round pretty much everywhere else, straight edges are rounded at edges at wheel covers, etc.

          i suggested front end and its light piece stays body color b/c its a lot going on there already visually with dramatic change in shape as looking at it from front to rear, the front 2 wheels and arms etc. whole thing doesnt look like a lot at front and little at middle, it looks more consistent in business across. light bar also looks like a non consistent continuation of headlights.

          when i first saw it i thought the original design intention was that as its going toward the front center from top rear headlights, , light pieces go from bigger flood light piece, transitioning into smaller and smaller pieces going toward the front end eventually decreasing size into mercedes stardust light particle appearance, where both ends meet up front the particles seemingly concentrate into a solid light where the logo is at. i guessed they coudlnt find supplier so they went with the current solution, which made non technical car people think it looked a bit off putting, but as somone who tries to appreciate things to enjoy, i liked it but wished for something that appeals to masses b/c that marketing the product matters more. i argue my simplification is better approach than this fancier approach b/c the middle of car doesnt have much graphic going on visually but front and rear have a lot, but it would be unquie graphic thus more memorable. rear can have the bigger particle stardust to smaller toward end too, where light piece size correlates with how much vertical mass of car exists on the y axis, so the theme flow through while car.

          i guess somone will have a oled screen under a protective layer as a app controlled variable graphic wrap to take this theme futhur as well as other stuff, but that is probably not done yet for legal reasons as it could be distracting and harmful to people who get seizures from bright hyperactive moving graphics. i guess it would be allowed if user had to park car to change image frames or display video.

    • GLENN ZAJIC

      Member
      November 1, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      Am I following your idea right? You want to get rid of its smile?

      • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

        Member
        November 1, 2021 at 1:26 pm

        haha i cant see it as a human like smile, im pretty sure most people dont see it that way, b/c the “eyes” equivalent (usually headlight or taillight of car looks like eyes) looks so attached to the “smile” (front end light). a normal car example is this land cruiser: it looks like a muscular man with a broad smile with its straight lines, sort of squinted eyes (tailights). this is actually a normal perspective, its called “face pareidolia”.

    • Peter Jorgensen

      Member
      November 1, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      First – the corner people keep asking about:

      We can’t just connect it straight up to the back of the lights because it doesn’t line up.
      We can’t just run straight back from the headlight because it is too high and doesn’t connect.

      What we can do, however, is go from the bottom of the window curving smoothly up to the nose, which wraps part of the area under the headlight. I think this looks the smoothest although the headlights are a little out of place.

      With the bottom of the nose in white I think this last option looks pretty smooth and consistent.

      • Peter Jorgensen

        Member
        November 1, 2021 at 1:35 pm

        Second, the “smile” thing – I don’t really see any value to removing or covering the smile or part of the headlights. But to each their own.

        • Donald Kraper

          Member
          November 2, 2021 at 7:38 am

          Never was a fan of the smile. I dig the murdered look, 86 the smile, keeping the headlights. Flat black car, covering the smile, and adding ghost (dark gray)major supplier logos on the sides of the rear wheel cover. (Elaphe, Rouch, etc)

          Wheel covers— i only drive on paved roads with very few pot holes. I am considering adding some type of material to the lower part of the covers. Something flexable, like rubber. Making the car appear closer to the ground.

        • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

          Member
          November 2, 2021 at 6:07 pm

          which of the 4 headlights would you keep not covered if u choose between them? i like the topmost one as u showed but i wonder if people would like it differently. i think if it the “face” looks more like “human”, its easier to like, b/c cars people call “ugly” tend to seem less human like, they say ugly “bug alien looking “face” “. i guess its b/c human is just more interesting than animal b/c of all the character that comes with human people emotionally associate with that doesnt exist in animal.

          i would have no logo anywhere too, replace with “aptera’ in words maybe in these fonts. the one of red can be streched in a way that emphasizes the shape of the rear side toward the top, or somewhere at rear quarter side. the left one can be done with a silver pearl that changes darkness in easily under slightly different light to replicate the way it is in the image, or the logo can be small. the circling shows the rounded shape of top part of hood, logo can be written in that rounded ness in front of solar panels or in the middle if no solar hood (assuming all the light graphics logo and different color front end, is wraped over like rest of areo-shell)

          • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

            Member
            November 2, 2021 at 8:42 pm

            left: 2 logo placement concepts, top one works better b/c of the alignment with the already existing lines as shown in black, and itll be seen much more often b/c most arnt that short and are in “suv” cars. the 3 lines is a “E” of course, just a bit novel. the one on right: stretched porsche gt3 fender decal font cocnept applied to emphasize shape. can instead have sticker like “EV ” or “timeless chassis” or something, maybe drag coefficient number written in that stretched style to emphasize purpose of the shape while emphasizing its appearance. prefer colors that show depth and shape b/c they reflect environment a lot or change in brightness under small difference in environmental light levels easily

            • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

              Member
              November 4, 2021 at 8:07 pm

              The green shows parallel line flow with parts of logo (of course green logo would be removed logo. First “A” can be tallerbut it would go through door panel gap. Although that would be a break on line flow with panel gap, most dont notice panel gaps especially on darker colors, and there is no big gap between first “A” and solar tile at roof, space between letters can be more too for more novel aesthetic vs normal lettering like speedtail logo above. corners of letters are very apprently rounded to match the most apparent lines. logo color can be subtle change of texture instead of different color:

      • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

        Member
        November 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm

        with the bottom right approach, if wrapping over all lights except top one, it will look lot less out of place and overall a simpler look vs maybe keep top 2 lights, but i would stick to 1.

        • Peter Jorgensen

          Member
          November 1, 2021 at 2:25 pm

          I really can’t understand why on earth anyone would wrap OVER lights. We use those to see…

          I guess someone could make custom LED projector systems using a single light source instead of quad emitters.

          • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

            Member
            November 1, 2021 at 3:26 pm

            oh i asked why there was multiple light bulbs when there could have been just 2, and i asked if we can turn them off except the top 2

          • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

            Member
            November 4, 2021 at 7:42 pm

            do you make visuals for other cars? theres sketch monkey and frank stephenson(the guy who designed aesthetics for mclaren p1) on youtube

            see sono motors (see the plant inside for air quality aid to cabin filters , co2 to oxygen conversion, etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nh_vxpycEA&t=1s). Perfect filtering is not good, exposure to environment is great for immune system, such is only good for temporary use in dirty areas ex. Someone burning tires near you, some really bad smell, etc. moss plant was white greyish, they used “natural dye” to color it green… so color personalization can work.

  • Dean McManis

    Member
    November 1, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    I’d also like to see the gulf racing livery (lt blue and orange) and also one with Bengal tiger stripes and a Nemo clown fish wrap, just for fun.

  • Riley ________________________________

    Member
    November 4, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I do have a request, can you completely black out an aptera with dark tint, smoked lenses, glogo delete and chrome delete i imagine it could look very cool.

    • OZ (It’s OZ, Just OZ)

      Member
      November 5, 2021 at 5:41 am

      Riley. (From HGTTG) {Edit for accuracy, From TRATEOTU) “That,” he said, “that… is really bad for the eyes.”

      It was a ship of classic, simple design, like a flattened salmon, twenty yards long, very clean, very sleek. There was just one remarkable thing about it.

      “It’s so… black!” said Ford Prefect. “You can hardly make out its shape… light just seems to fall into it!”

      The blackness of it was so extreme that it was almost impossible to tell how close you were standing to it.

      “Your eyes just slide off it…” said Ford in wonder.

      • Lou Verner Verner

        Member
        November 5, 2021 at 5:52 am

        Talk about a blast from the past! Thanks Oz Man for bringing back the one and only Ford Prefect…must be 40+ years since I read Hitchhikers Guide and Restaurant at the End of the Universe. For those uninitiated, must reads!

        • OZ (It’s OZ, Just OZ)

          Member
          November 5, 2021 at 5:56 am

          Oooftah, that’s right, it’s from the second book, must edit…

          • Lou Verner Verner

            Member
            November 5, 2021 at 6:00 am

            Yup…and now I can thank you again for “ooftah”…one of my favorite all-purpose expressions!

    • Peter Jorgensen

      Member
      November 5, 2021 at 11:55 am

      This kind of thing?

      • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

        Member
        November 5, 2021 at 2:16 pm

        yes except black is satin or gloss black, the headlights are tinted, at least a little, although i think he wants the tint maximally dark. land rover range rover 2022 has this in rear like this image. maybe make the color the same color as solar tiles. this mono coloring would look nice in the psychedelic wrap at page 1 of this thread, but the wrap would have to be a little opaque for headlights to shine through it

      • Riley ________________________________

        Member
        November 6, 2021 at 1:04 am

        Yes, thank you. I do like not having any yellow on the wheel pants. This would be a good practical lightly smoked headlights and tinted windows. Can you also make an extreem dark black glass and completely none see thrue headlights. Completely illegal but something just for looks.

        • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

          Member
          November 6, 2021 at 6:45 pm

          only total blackout for window tint is illegal, but for lights its fine and laready exists on land rover range rover 2022, and aston vantage has some of it to a lesser extent. just make sure the lights are visible when on. i guess wrap could be like onesided mirrors https://science.howstuffworks.com/question421.htm to allow wrap over lights, but light can shien through wrap, and some wraps maybe can work like light going through thin cloth/paper. maybe that white/silver tinting showed in this thread and matching color everywhere, maybe even paint the tire sides like those 1950s cars.

      • Peter Jorgensen

        Member
        November 9, 2021 at 11:59 am

        Even darker then?

  • John Trotter

    Moderator
    November 5, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Chris Anthony was CEO of a “wake” boat company, so I tried to see how those were colored/decorated. Good news was that they were very colorful. Bad news is that it seems they never sold many. Had both a hybrid (Epic Boats 23e) and all battery (Epic Boats 23se). Was this endeavor a fail?

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    November 5, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Two more!

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    November 12, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    i thought i already pointed out this thick pinstripe line but apprently i didnt it could flow futhur toward the end

    • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

      Member
      November 14, 2021 at 9:59 am

      the window divider line going through window can be painted and the line can flow in direction its going toward (in red) or bended toward flowing toward the end (green), etc. can have pinstripe with signature or drawing being a part of the line liek cursive writing etc

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    November 12, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    maybe the aptera material can be not covered, so a transparent wrap can put some pattern over it, so its sort of like carbon fiber fibers being painted with reflective paint as is done in some paganis and stuff. this image came from the “greek chaos hypercar” interior, with its transparent layer over it. i guess the green is green light reflecting off gold color, the gold is the paint under some normal light

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    November 12, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    range rover sunset batumi gold

    satin and matte red:

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    November 14, 2021 at 9:32 am

    top part can be less reflective shining (for such a wrap) than the bottom b/c lot of light reflects off top more than bottom.

    maybe also have glitter particles/graphics more stretched out at the wider surfaces of car ex. middle, and gradually smaller/more compacted toward rear and front end. so shape correlates with graphics. graphics like feathers of some rainforest bird, peacock, pineapple/dragonfruit surface, lizard/snake surface, some scenery like patagonia logo or that chinese sea painting, etc

    big bang wrap concept with the stars concentrated at the tail, and star material expanding toward front like the big bang. stars can glitter with light reflection but also with: https://science.howstuffworks.com/question607.htm#:~:text=Motion%20cards%20use%20a%20special,of%20a%20transparent%20plastic%20sheet.&text=When%20light%20passes%20through%20the,paper%20under%20the%20plastic%20sheet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53JclJwR4Po

    top and bottom difference showed with red line:

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    November 28, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Here’s a new revision on the bubble doors – with a central bar to maintain side impact protection. It’s depicted here on an overland trip stopped to charge with 2000W of additional external solar and a LFP Solar Generator/power station.

    • Scott P

      Member
      November 28, 2021 at 11:12 pm

      Peter, your ideas and visuals just keep getting even better. Sign me up to buy two of those doors.

    • Ronnie

      Member
      November 29, 2021 at 3:36 am

      If I’m not mistaken, my understanding at least is that the bar has everything to do with accommodating a power window and seal due to the body shape; and for aerodynamic reasons over collision related protection.

      They needed to take into account the space available in the door as well as the body shape.

  • Ronnie

    Member
    November 29, 2021 at 3:31 am

    If still willing, I’m curious.

    • Ronnie

      Member
      November 29, 2021 at 3:55 am

      Finally,

      The last one is the Winnipeg (NHL) Jets logo. It’s based on the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Canadian Forces (RCAF) logo also shown

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    February 17, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Here’s the render from the investor presentation with different colors and a possible off-road skirt look.

    • Riley ________________________________

      Member
      February 18, 2022 at 3:27 am

      Can’t seem to figure out how to view the +5 photos. is it just me or does everyone have the same issue.

      • V Pilot

        Member
        February 18, 2022 at 5:37 am

        Click on any pic and use the scroll arrows on the left or right

      • Peter Jorgensen

        Member
        February 18, 2022 at 7:14 am

        Did you figure it out ok? I put them on facebook also.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    February 18, 2022 at 10:07 am

    More musings of my brain – some with offroad pants, some with bubble doors… Some with no solar roof and an extra back window…

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    February 18, 2022 at 10:07 am
    • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

      Member
      June 2, 2022 at 8:44 am

      h tt ps : // disc ord . gg / 85c Ev U9 p put these letters toghther and serach i tup on google to find aptera owners club chat room, have some appearance ideas with gamma version of aptera and other stuff.

    • Ravi Gupta

      Member
      July 11, 2022 at 3:01 am

      Hi Peter,

      Would you please do one in yellow and maybe incorporate this logo? I’m thinking the Aptera will look cool and help raise awareness.

      🙏

  • Jacob Schmugge

    Member
    February 18, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I got this one a while ago on their Twitter. Inspired by WWII Flying tigers. I will be getting a Noir, so thinking instead a monochrome reflective white vinyl tape for visibility. The wheel covers will have horizontal stripes on the trail end like they did with their tail wings. Only because the Aptera has a nose like a plane is this design possible and not look stupid. Is not like shark teeth hasn’t been done on traditional cars, but they put it behind the wheel well and there is a grill in the way of proper design in the front of those ICE vehicles. I’ll see about getting a Noir screen shot and editing an update.

  • Ben Rypstra

    Member
    May 14, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I was just thinking about wrapping my aptera in an auscam pattern haha

    I probably won’t do that, but maybe an offroad tan like was done here earlier, or british racing green.

  • Bradey Burk

    Member
    May 26, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Neo Chrome vinyl wrap

    I want mine in this color. Makes it safer by standing out and looks alien.

  • Garry Gudini

    Member
    June 12, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, I see very kind results. Can you make some fade with purple and blue shapes, like on this website https://create.vista.com/colors/color-names/indigo/

  • Elisandy Lopez

    Member
    July 29, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    hahah I love it!

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