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Emon
06-22-2002, 02:58 PM
Here are some shots of a new lightsaber hilt which I will be using for my SP series that I'm working on. Unlike many other sabers, it is possible to hold in your hand without tearing your flesh on all sorts of buttons, rings, designs and gizmos, making it a bit more "realistic". :)

For some reason, I'm only able to post links, not direct images (disable?) so just click on them.

http://www.massassi.net/ec/images/5093.jpg
http://www.massassi.net/ec/images/5094.jpg
http://www.massassi.net/ec/images/5095.jpg
http://www.massassi.net/ec/images/5096.jpg

What'cha think?

musashi212
06-22-2002, 03:02 PM
I like the key-chain adaptor at the bottom. It is very nice and Very detailed model. What's the polycount coming in at? When your done i wish you best of luck skinning that sucker.

Otherwise LOOKING GOOD

Ozma
06-22-2002, 03:04 PM
Nice, I like:D

Emon
06-22-2002, 03:05 PM
1. Poly count is currently 990, yes I know it's too high, but I'll be much lower once I remove all the extra slices from the main cylinder.

2. I'm using the current textures you see here, I might possibly modify the hand grip texture, not sure. I figure there's no real need to make whole new textures when it's just a saber hilt, you won't be looking at it much anyways.

Ozma
06-22-2002, 03:13 PM
what, exactly is the maximum poly count aloud on sbaer models?

Emon
06-22-2002, 03:15 PM
I doubt there's a limit, but I wouldn't advise going really high. Right now I've got this sucker down to 630, the original is in the 500s somwhere.

Ozma
06-22-2002, 03:34 PM
Ok what does one need to be to get in the game.
And, what program are you using to make this baby?

Rocketman
06-22-2002, 04:51 PM
nice model you got there.

Bio Warrior
06-22-2002, 05:01 PM
how did you get that crome effect? ive been tryin to figure out how lol

jibe
06-22-2002, 08:15 PM
The limit 1000 for saber models I believe..

iTeM
06-22-2002, 11:44 PM
nice model you got there!

but personally i think the metal is too dull, I'd like a more shiny metallic look.

but it looks sweet!

KBell
06-23-2002, 01:17 AM
BEAUTIFUL saber hilts you got there. whatever you do DONT scrape this project, your doing a fantastic job on them and take your time, too many saber hilts that look crappy just cause the maker rushed through it all. I hope to be the first of thousands to download that great saber hilt

artik88
06-23-2002, 01:22 AM
nice hilt! i was hoping someone would make one that looked star wars-ish and cool. keeep iiittttt uuupppp! :)

Federelli
06-23-2002, 01:23 AM
don't poly it down, no matter how much polys the lightsaber has, it' won't slow down the game, so make it 13k poly

KOP_+GOD'sLion+
06-23-2002, 01:26 AM
Awsome Emon!:chewie:
But how do u make saber hilts?

Bio Warrior
06-23-2002, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by Federelli
don't poly it down, no matter how much polys the lightsaber has, it' won't slow down the game, so make it 13k poly

if its over 1000 polys the game wont load all the way

Emon
06-23-2002, 01:37 AM
Wow, I'm getting POSITIVE feedback! :eek: I guess all the immature flaming kiddies are on the other forums...

Well, I'm modeling it in Milkshape, which you can make a saber hilt, but not other things like player models (unfortunatly).

Actually, more polys WILL slow down the game. The Q3:TA engine isn't exactly the best at rendering models... The player models have well over 2,000, so another 600 on the screen (my saber) won't lower your framerate at all.

And lastly, I wasn't planning on realising just the hilt, it's a part of a bigger project. But if people REALLY want it, I'll release it.

KBell
06-23-2002, 02:26 AM
RELEASE IT PLEEEEAAASE , i is definetly one of the best models ive seen. Dont leave all of us drooling over this for nothing!! oh, what is this "Bigger project" your talkin bout?

KOP_+GOD'sLion+
06-23-2002, 02:33 AM
And lastly, I wasn't planning on realising just the hilt, it's a part of a bigger project. But if people REALLY want it, I'll release it. I want the hilt too! :chewie:

remark 666
06-23-2002, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by iTeM
but personally i think the metal is too dull, I'd like a more shiny metallic look.

very easy, all you'll have to do is make a shiney (or plastic like) shader, done ;)

Originally posted by Emon
Well, I'm modeling it in Milkshape, which you can make a saber hilt, but not other things like player models (unfortunatly).

actually, that's very possible indeed, all you'll have to do (after you finish) is export it to 3dsmax :)

musashi212
06-23-2002, 02:46 AM
if it were up to me i wouldn't touch the the hilt. I think it being dull is better than shiny. Gives it a more realistic quality. Besides, something that sits in somebodys sweat (or dirty glove) isn't gonna be shiny for very long. Keep it dull!! And if you wish to add a little more sparkle....please use it wisely.

KBell
06-23-2002, 02:59 AM
As long as it fits in BOTH of the hands on Kyle (or any skin your using for SP) do whatever the hell you feet like EMON, the skin is fantastic. dont change a thing unless you want it changed.

oh and when you get that beauty done could you please put up a link to download it on this Thread or could you send it to my E-Mail at

Chuck1030_60120@Yahoo.com

Emon
06-23-2002, 03:04 AM
Well, I managed to get it in game!

Here's the first shot:
http://www.massassi.net/ec/images/5101.jpg


Now, where the hell is the saber blade?

Oh, here it is:
http://www.massassi.net/ec/images/5102.jpg


How the hell do I fix this? :confused:

remark 666
06-23-2002, 03:20 AM
why don't you look in one of the saber tutorial threads ?? I bet that has been asked many times before

and make him hold it a little higher, he holds the hilt too low (my oppinion at least).

Emon
06-23-2002, 04:44 AM
Here's the finished product, in game. :)

http://www.massassi.net/ec/images/5103.jpg

iTeM
06-23-2002, 04:52 AM
T_T

I can't see the last three pics...

Lord -=[FBF]=-
06-23-2002, 04:54 AM
very nice indeed. one question tho: how do u get that closeup view of the hands?

artik88
06-23-2002, 06:08 AM
Emon, you should post the file link on the tread so you won't have tons of "i want" e-mails and i (we) won't have to read tons of "i want" or "could you?" posts. :rolleyes:

remark 666
06-23-2002, 11:35 AM
is it out ??

Emon
06-23-2002, 12:37 PM
It is finished, all I have to do now is figure out how to get it to replace the old hilt using the base folder and not have it cause a checksum error when joining another game.

Check back to this forum or this thread for future updates.

Faye Ying
06-23-2002, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by Lord -=[FBF]=-
very nice indeed. one question tho: how do u get that closeup view of the hands?

pull out lightsaber
use 2 handed strong style
first person
then look at your feet

KBell
06-27-2002, 05:05 AM
Emon are you gonna post your hilt or are you sending it out to people. if your sending out could you please send it to me. i really need a good saberhilt to use and yours is perfect thanks.

Chuck1030_60120@Yahoo.com

Jango_Fett91
06-27-2002, 07:32 AM
Thats awsome!

Emon
06-27-2002, 08:29 AM
Whoa, talk about a dead thread...

Rocketman
06-27-2002, 08:32 AM
that hilt is pretty damn good.

if your gonna send it out instead of submitting it to a site send me it.

rocketman_9mm@yahoo.com

thx.

Norin Radd
06-27-2002, 02:16 PM
Emon, I would appreciate if you could send me that hilt as well. Thanks.:D

My email is agent00_0@hotmail.com

KBell
07-08-2002, 11:42 PM
BIG *bump*