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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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Given 2009-10-10
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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NeotericDesign Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
ever considered selling some of your models? i would honestly buy them all :D
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Finf Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Oh my God... the detail is amazing! It looks so professional, if you aren't already a pro, you definitely have the skills!
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:iconhamadriyad:
Hamadriyad Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Lovely!
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RikuGx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
one or two handet?
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:iconvectrologist:
Vectrologist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I really wish i knew how to texture this good. It looks so realistic, and the edges....
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Raazorfiend Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
but sure looks badass :D
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brainchilds Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
It's amazing man. Take care!:)
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LIAMODEARME Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Interface Designer
That my friend looks amazing, are they hand painted textures?
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serpenttao04 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
lots of polygons on that sword, and it doesn't really seem impractical, more like downbalanced

Very cool looking nonetheless, very detailed :O
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lild1227 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,I'm working on a video game and was wondering if you would be the weapon modeler for it.Post or send me a note on your answer
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fantomkilla Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! thanks for showing the wireframe too, it helps a lot! :headbang:
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ZackF Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man!
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SomewhatDifferent Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Great job man!! It looks awesome. Hopefully one day I'll be able to do that.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Dedication and practice are the biggest factors, keep at it!
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SomewhatDifferent Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
That I will. Thanx for the advice.
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RymNotrim Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student General Artist
i don't know much about this kinda stuff yet, but i like swords and this one is epic!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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MortalJohn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its funny, everytime I look for inspiration pieces you always come up! I've already faved this piece a while back, but as I'm now doing research into sword topology (specifically the wrapped leather features on a handel) I would love to see what your textures look like, or even a full wire frame rotation as I just can't get my head around how well modelled you have the handle, and well... just damn well all of it! Keep up the great stuff as always Zack!

-Your Destined Follower
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ZackF Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi John! Sure, I have some texture flats up on my portfolio site. Glad you like it, and thank you!
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MortalJohn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Big help Zack! Thanks for the response!
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locoman300 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
WANT!
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Great work! those mini-blades remind me of the guns from mass effect for some reason.
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Raniere-The-Chosen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
when I saw this sword: (*)_(*)
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Kierryn Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Dude epicness...
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Kinuhudai Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Nice sword design. When i was trying to design one i didn't get such awesome ideas.
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Bonyy13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW *w*
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Bloodarrow97 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
"Impracticle" It all depends... sein your enemies with that'd scare the crap outta anyone, nice job on this!
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PhoenixWave34 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oooh, nice texture on that blade.... very nice.
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FieraRosette Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...CAN I HAZ!!! Very shiney *0* the detailing is wonderful on the hilt and you can tell by the glint where the light is coming from. That sometimes is forgotten in abyss with digital/ game development art. Bravo! Very nice job.
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choudryarif Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
well done
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ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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jamese397 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah nice
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ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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jamese397 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
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Linaxys Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Great piece of work, didn't know that you really could paint it with your hand instead of taking a photo as the source!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Texture painting can be a lot of fun, especially if you are going for a sort of stylized look.
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gtgv Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome design !
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ZackF Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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CenixNova Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is pretty good! :clap: :)
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it!
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EllriNidhogg Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey do you paint ur textures directly onto the model or using a wire-frame later?
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