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KingNacho
06-22-2002, 11:35 AM
Hey guys. I just downloaded GMax yesterday. This is the first 3D model I have ever created. I heard someone mentioning they wanted Yoda's Safety Blade, so I gave it a go. Tell me what you think:

http://www.geocities.com/darthnacho69/wipyodasaber.jpg
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or try your luck with Geocities and click it:
http://www.geocities.com/darthnacho69/wipyodasaber

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SithBrakiss
06-22-2002, 11:37 AM
dammit.....yours looks better than mine...*pouts......*
But hey,atleast you guys end up getting a higher quality saber hilt

KingNacho
06-22-2002, 11:38 AM
any suggestions? this is my first model ever...

Methedrine
06-22-2002, 11:45 AM
That rocks, man. Keep going.

KingNacho
06-22-2002, 11:47 AM
anyone know were i can get some nice shiny metal textures? and some black vinyl/rubber too... no dirty sites either, lol...

SithBrakiss
06-22-2002, 11:52 AM
yah,the hilt gaurd is a bit off,it doesnt jut out in the center,it's completely flat,other than that,great model,i love it.

KingNacho
06-22-2002, 12:04 PM
Pardom me for being a moron, but are you talking about the metal sheet by the blade emitter?

KingNacho
06-22-2002, 12:16 PM
Bump.... Help. I really need a good metal texture. I dont want flat grey...

Cyper
06-22-2002, 12:49 PM
make your own, if you can, thats what i do, here, here is an example.

http://webpages.charter.net/ebrey/example.jpg

btw: i did this real quick and can do alot better job, i just did it to show you.


i did this all in photoshop, useing the airbrush tool.

snakeeyesa27
06-22-2002, 03:30 PM
It's too fat, and the little piece of metal on top is wrong (blunt). but otherwise very nice! You can just take kyle's saber texture, find one, or make one (use kyle's as inspiration)

SithBrakiss
06-22-2002, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by KingNacho
Pardom me for being a moron, but are you talking about the metal sheet by the blade emitter?

Yup,t'would be it,s'upposed to be a quote "Hilt Gaurd",but wouldnt stand up to a lightsaber blow for sure.

KingNacho
06-22-2002, 11:34 PM
Lol. Yeah. More for looks than any kind of a guard... Well, I fixed it, it doesn't jut inside, but stays nice and flat now. And about it being too fat.... it's not too fat, but when I was resizing a few of the shots in photoshop i kind of blew it out of proportion, the finished model will hopefully look much better.

KOP_+GOD'sLion+
06-23-2002, 01:58 AM
Good job on the saber, but how do i make my own? where do i start?:confused:

Lord -=[FBF]=-
06-23-2002, 04:01 AM
http://www.btinternet.com/~howe_alison/brothers/tutorial/gmax_jkii_tutorial.htm

that should get u well on the way 2 saber modelling!

KOP_+GOD'sLion+
06-23-2002, 04:05 AM
Thanks

Lord -=[FBF]=-
06-23-2002, 04:08 AM
any time

KingNacho
06-23-2002, 07:12 AM
Hey Lord FBF. Your tut has helped me out alot. But I'm having a hella hard time with the UV Unwrap and getting my skinmap done. Could you kind of walk me through that part of the tutorial where you do the skinmapping a little bit more?

Faye Ying
06-23-2002, 03:36 PM
its called an "emitter shroud" guys, hahaha

only 2 practical reasons i can think of is
1) allows your thumb to rest on it safely
2) blocks glare when the saber is held high

anakin's sabers, and vaders both had similar shrouds