One of my pet peeves is designing swords. I doodle them all the time. Every once in awhile, I accidentally design a sword
I really like. Sometimes I model them. Every once in awhile, a model turns out like I like it, so, here's two of them.
The first is one is "Hopeful blade" Don't ask me why, because I'm not sure. Just something to name it by.
If you think of a really fancy name, send it to me. Excalibur doesn't count.
I'll get a clay and a wire up when I can. You can see the first one is ok... but the second on is considerably better.
About the time I was doing more of this sword, Ziv Qual's "Blood Elf" got finished and was all over CGTotal and
a few other 3D sites. The method for putting the engraving all over the armor is how I got the engraving on the sword handle,
thanks to that tutorial. Ziv also gave me a hand on the gold material. So the first image has the old gold material, and
second has the new. Enjoy :D
The next sword was actually modelled around the time I modeled the above sword, about a year ago, and finally I'm getting
around to skinning them good and rendering them. This one is my first experience with the Hair and Fur modifier in Max 8,
and I love it. I used Mental Ray GI, and Final Gather (absolute overkill), and three - four lights, and a good chrome material.
Another sword design I had somewhere, one of my more recent ones I think. I'll probably redo the skin on the blade, but everything
else is more or less finished. The Eagle Sword.