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Somewhat Impractical Sword 3D by ZackF Somewhat Impractical Sword 3D by ZackF
Finally got around to finishing this sucker thanks to a lot of prodding from my bro Dan. Here it is, boss! Now to get cranking on the ancient temple scene.

The textures are all painted. As practice I didn't use any photo texture sources for this. :)

2,800 tris. Diffuse, spec, normals at 1024x1024. 3D modeling in 3DS MAX, textures in PS CS4, renders in Marmoset.

edit2: Updated with two more angles. Wires forthcoming.

edit3: Updated with better render and a wireframe view.
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The chunky and vicious design of Highly Impractical Sword 3D by *ZackF forms a weapon suitable for the fiercest of warriors. ( Featured by nervene )
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mlpsoilder Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
that is a awesome weapon
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Floofiejr Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
p.s, tip heavy blades are good for downward slashing and crushing attacks, so it really wouldnt matter with a sword like that if the pommel and handle arent heavy enough to offset the blade

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Floofiejr Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
well i dont see anything impractical about the blade itself, only the guard. i could probably forge this in my own forge, ofcourse taking off the bladed guards and adding a personalized one that would actually work. but aside from that it isnt impractical, just needs some work and altering. actually, the blade itself is a very beautiful design, mind if i borrow it and actually forge it for future projects?

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CatalanoMedia Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How'd you get that nice glow/bloom?
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ZackF Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's been a while, but I think I added the bloom in Photoshop by masking out the brightest parts of the image, duping that, then blurring it and setting it to Lighten or Dodge.
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CatalanoMedia Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ok. I was hoping it was done in engine somehow :s
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Filasis-Nome Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It is slightly impractical (not balanced right unless that hilt is a lot heavier than it looks; axe blades should be farther away from the hands and they would make the weight distribution even worse)... but awesome looking! :)
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ratninja Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
not impractical
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ridinglight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ohhhhhh very sharp!!!!
nic!
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angelcrisis123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
ever considered selling some of your models? i would honestly buy them all :D
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