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Master Shawn
06-08-2002, 04:15 AM
Well, after many weeks of hard work and about three re-texturings, I have finally finished my saber hilt.
Here is a pic of it in MD3 View:http://mr8472.netfirms.com/jk2/shots.jpg
Here is the pic I drew for a design:http://mr8472.netfirms.com/jk2/kenobi-saber.jpg
Any thoughts or comments? I'll submit it for dl at some diff sites as soon as I get some replies:)

-[JO]Master Shawn Kenobi :aobi:

Methuselah
06-08-2002, 04:29 AM
well.. if ur going for a metallic finish.. it looks a little matt.. as in.. not shiny.. =P why don't you try experimenting with gradients? =) i'm not saying it's horrible.. hahah the model idea's excellent but i think i'd prefer a metallic looking saber.. =)

Master Shawn
06-08-2002, 04:58 AM
I looked for a chrome texture for over a week, I couldnt find a single damn one so I stuck to this.


-[JO]Master Shawn Kenobi :aobi:

Smut
06-08-2002, 08:46 AM
Great Job Master Shawn, I myslef am trying to make a saber and have just got the basics down. You stuck with this and it worked out great, well done!
:D

Eets
06-08-2002, 12:19 PM
Here's a site I found with links to free texture sites. Maybe you'll find one you like!


http://www.3dlinks.com/textures_free.cfm

PnutJedi
06-08-2002, 12:57 PM
Nice saber man. Can't wait til it comes out

(do hope its long enough for both of my hands ;) )

Methuselah
06-09-2002, 12:10 AM
shawn, you can easily obtain a chrome texture using just gradients. if you're really into detail and you want those micro scratch lines all over the metal, all you gotta do is add some noise to a new layer, motion blur it, and apply that onto your existing chrome gradient. i'm speaking in photoshop terms.. cos that's what i have.. =P

Master Shawn
06-09-2002, 01:25 AM
I dont have photoshop, and thnx Eets'Chula for the link, I think I found a good chrome one, ill try implementing it onto my model...

Master Shawn
06-09-2002, 04:04 AM
Ok, after applying the chrome texture and fixing some scaling stuff in the texture, I have finished it, now, compare these :)
Drawn:http://mr8472.netfirms.com/jk2/kenobi-saber.jpg
Modelled:http://mr8472.netfirms.com/jk2/shots1.jpg
So, is it good now? Thoughts and comments wanted, the sooner I get em the sooner this baby hits dl sites :D

-[JO]Master Shawn Kenobi :aobi:

Smut
06-09-2002, 05:40 AM
Looks way betta! Could you please tell me a site where you learnt how to uv map in gmax Shawn?
THanx

Eets
06-09-2002, 09:33 AM
Awesome saber, Shawn! :D

Methuselah
06-09-2002, 10:41 AM
looks great.. =) although i'm the type who goes for much shinier metals.. haahhaha but it's your saber anyway.. great job shawn! =)

Master Shawn
06-09-2002, 05:21 PM
Smut, I didnt UVmap it, I had someone esle do it for me cause I screwed up on mine very horribly:D Well, I guess I'll submit this to jediknightii.net and jk2files.com then, thnx for the comments :)

Lord -=[FBF]=-
06-09-2002, 05:27 PM
smut: im doing a gmax tutorial atm, including skinmapping. it ort 2 b out in a week or less.

master shawn: nice model! the crome still need a little work tho, i feel

Master Shawn
06-09-2002, 05:40 PM
How many times must I say that I have searched all those sites that Eets'Chula gave me and I havent found anything I liked until this one, and I went through a lot of work to put it on, its my final retexturing, if you want to do a chrome re-skin of it just email me and ill send you the skin file.

Lord -=[FBF]=-
06-09-2002, 06:03 PM
sorry