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06 June 2003, 12:17 AM
hey guys, i guess im the new guy. i just started modeling and this is my first model. i would really apreciate critiques and tips so i can learn and improve. anyways here it is. im looking forward to learning from you guys, and improving.

i sort of tried to mess with lighting and stuff. but basicly im a noob and i dont know what im doing, so i would apreciate tips and stuff.

06 June 2003, 12:18 AM
We would if we could see it? :hmm:

06 June 2003, 12:20 AM
hehe sorry, its working now

06 June 2003, 05:48 AM
hehe 150 views and no reply, i feel used:D

anyways i changed the blade a bit after looking at a real one, it is thinner and a different color

06 June 2003, 06:27 AM
i'd make the blade even thinner, and change the color. theres too much white in it. and id even out those spike things on the handle. its pretty good tho.

06 June 2003, 10:25 AM
not too shabby - unless you are a star wars geek, looks just fine....only hint for a self proclaimed 'newbie' is, get off of sci fi - all sci fi - unless it is character creation.......I think everyone has seen their fair share of light sabers and space ships since the 80's - thats only a hint if you are trying to put together a portfolio for work - if you are doing it because you just want to and you have a thing for star wars or whatever- have at it!!:beer:

06 June 2003, 10:26 AM
oh - and btw.....the light beam is about a 40% smaller light beam :D

06 June 2003, 01:03 PM
no that I'm any cameraman or whatever, but for this sort of object, I think the best render would be one from behind the hilt, with the hilt in close-up and the light blade in the background, as it's in itself quite featureless and uniform. Good work though.

06 June 2003, 02:58 PM
great work so far.It's ok to make star wars.If you're a newbie you should start modelling stuff you think is easy and capable of doing.Characters are usually the last step.Model stuff first then only then characters.This Light saber is great.:thumbsup:

But of course it's not exactly like the movie blade but cool

06 June 2003, 05:06 PM
It's more like Vader's saber. Lookspretty good to me, maby thin out the blade a bit.

06 June 2003, 05:39 PM
found a really good pic of darth vader's lightsaber mabe it will help you

ALOT more at

Rei Ayanami
06 June 2003, 06:14 PM
the blade part ie the inside, should me much thinner still, looking at the pic of annikins it should be the size of the core thing at the end. looks ok (for what i can see) otherwise.

06 June 2003, 05:44 AM
hey guys, thanks for the comments. id haft to say im not a star wars geek, but it seemed like a good target for a first model. i think the next thing im going to try, is some characters, even though i am a noob. practice makes perfect i guess :beer:

06 June 2003, 06:49 PM
I did my own light sabers in 3ds max r4.26 here is a link to them...

maybe these can help you

06 June 2003, 10:37 PM
Well i'm a star wars guru making star wars fanfilm because i love star wars so much that i want to... To see the movie i'm making the click the thing for it in my signature! But anyways... I love lightsabers, they are the reason for which I live and i'd like to help you out in any way I can with this. Firstly, I can help you with your glow for the blade. About 5 months ago, In Photoshop 6, I made some custom actions of my very own so I could rotoscope the glow into my movies.. I still have it and I would like to show you them and see what you think. (They are very accurate in my opinion...) I have pictures I used them in and I also included one of your pictures to show you some of the colors I have:
I just used the line tool for now, so it's not always so square like that. The actions utilize paths to work... As for the model of the handle itself, it looks pretty good...:applause:

06 June 2003, 10:44 PM
I don't know why, but I don't like it.

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