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Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:26pm

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i have just used blender to create these cool models, the picture i copied from is at http://www.masterreplicas.com/StarWars/productsyodasaber.asp?sid=

but, when i look upon the lightsabre handles, they don't look right, i am thinking texturing (not sure though) is the problem, what do other people think of them???

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Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:33pm

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hey, what is the diffrent from the original?! or i dont get it, where there any question?! redface
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:35pm

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it is meant to be a kinda replica of the original, but i need to work on something to get it to look right, but i can't workout what that something is, i think it is maybe the texturing...
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:36pm

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ahh, i think the shadow is kind of wierd.. and it looks too flat.. cool
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:37pm

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And that was 200! biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:40pm

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how do u mean, the shadow???

there isn't any shadow, there isn't meant to be...
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:42pm

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i dont know how to explain it.. i dosen't really mean the shadow.. or like the shadow on the lightsaber.. Huumm, got to learn ENGLISH! redface
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:45pm

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but its a relly good work!
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 6:51pm

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thanx, and u should stop posting like that - the whole 2 in a row thing, that is silly...

anyway, r there any other comments from other users over this handle???
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 7:02pm

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yeah, but i dont think befóre i wrie so i always come up with something more.. redface im usely dont do that..
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 7:06pm

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then EDIT ur message. rather than posting a new one...
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 7:24pm

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edit?! oo.. ändra! swedish razz yeah, but that take soo long time, but i should think about it.. razz
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 7:57pm

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Hey, I think that it's a cool lightsaber. Well, cool lightsaber picture. Too bad you can't use it as a prop. sad
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 8:01pm

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thanx: i need to do some texturing though, i still can't get it to look like silver/metal sad...
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 8:25pm

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yes, cool modesl but texture would definitely add to its effect
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 9:06pm

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yeah, i am gonna pester tarn for some textures, similar to those he used on anakin's lightsbare...

so tarn - can u e-mail me some images for textures please smile - tmmi8u@hotmail.com

and then, once it's done, i may make a plug-in outta it, kinda have it flying towards someones hands kinda thing...

the whole FORCE type stuff...
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 9:10pm

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you need to increase the specular highlights, these are the areas of white you can see on the side view, metals have very high specular highlights. I don't use blender so I don't know how it handles texturing.

You could also add a bump map to increase the surface detail

Does blender export 3ds files, if it does you could send the model to me and I will have a go in cinema 4d...
Posted: Tue, 4th Jun 2002, 9:38pm

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Yeah, Make the metal shiny, and make it reflective also.
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 12:30pm

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i have made a new one, with textures, and it looks better, still needs a little work then i will upload it and see what y'all think of it...
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 3:24pm

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the next installment smile smile
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 3:35pm

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That looks real - sorta biggrin
Posted: Thu, 6th Jun 2002, 8:35pm

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I decided i can't post this stuff without a bit of alamdv in it...




so here u have it, the lightsabre in action...

i may do a similar thign with that jetpack i have on andreas' thread...
Posted: Sun, 9th Jun 2002, 4:02pm

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Looks much cooler with the lightsaber effect. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 4:43pm

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i think this is the last one, as i cannot see what i could add to it, thank you to axeman for making the new phaser muzzle flash that i used for making the handle look more reflective...

also u may have noticed near the base of the blade i have used a lightbulb effect to give it the BLOB effect like in the films...
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 4:51pm

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Great job. Take a look at the original, and see how much better you've made it. Congrags cool
Posted: Thu, 13th Jun 2002, 6:39pm

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Only one thing is bad about your lightsaber. No one can use it in real life! Ahhhhhh! crazy
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 2:19pm

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heh, thanx for all your comments, i really like that picture...

maybe i am missing something though, does anyone know how i could improve it even further??? i would like to know if i could, so i can make the ultimate picture...
Posted: Fri, 21st Jun 2002, 2:22am

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well, if you can change it the shroud, (silver thing at the top) is shorter, that might make it look a bit more like the origional (although there was none lol)
good job
Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 9:22pm

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Maybe add a grip to the handle and a more silver like texture.
Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 9:27pm

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the silver texture is as good as i can get it sad, which is a shamer, but i quite like the look of it...

also, there is a grip on the handle, see those 2 black bits, with the phaser muzzle flashes in the middle of them, there are 4 of them, in a cross formation (looking at from the base of the saber, towards where the blade comes out)...
Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 9:36pm

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Very cool model!
but deffinately think that the texturing will do it more favours deffinately if u can get the metal texture right then i think it would be absolutely superb, keep up the good work biggrin
Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 9:38pm

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k thats very weird when i looked at this the first time there was only one page now when i posted 3 pages came up and my comments above dont match what it now looks like so forget them the model looks brilliant pal i dont think theres much wrong with that at all, darn good work
Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 9:41pm

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heh, there should of been 2 pages b4 u posted smile u started up the third page smile...

i am only using a free program called blender, so i think it is pretty good, considering...

i am gonna pester schwar to get me 3ds max, so i can do some BETTER quality work smile hopefully i can make dooku's saber in that, i tried in blender, but it went horribly wrong...
Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 9:44pm

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That would be awesome to make dookus sabre, have tou thought about making your own up or doing lukes and vaders ones?
Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 9:45pm

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oh sorry, I was given a link to section2 of this topic
Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 10:01pm

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yeah, luke and vader's are a bit tricky at the mo smile, yoda's was pretty simple really...

i am gonna try and do obi wan's from episodes 1 and 2, that is quite tough, due to the wierd grip he has, which is kinda indented...

i have made luke's from rotj smile but not his originals

Posted: Thu, 27th Jun 2002, 11:23pm

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thats really good too tho the colours look a bit weird on it but still very cool
Posted: Fri, 5th Jul 2002, 1:21am

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They look brilliant.

If you really wanna work on them more how 'bout a bit of battle damage? They look a bit box-fresh to me. A couple of scratches and chips and stuff? All the stuff in the SW films is a bit battered.

Lucas said: "I didn't want a Flash Gordon kind of thing going. The ships needed to look like they had seen action; like they had been used." (in a biog' by John Baxter)

Having said that, I kinda like 'em as they are!