What started out as a simple school project, turned into a quite hectic and complicated model, all thanks to the perfection that is Anime!
I probably couldn't have done it without the amazing support of Yogensia who's a perfect Anime to 3D translator and some other supporting help from Corvalho!
Nearing the models compilation, we've been doing quite many iterations to get the "most" accurate version of this model, or at least based on the countless inaccurate references and inconsistency in the anime itself.
The LP still has to go through some uv-mapping and optimising, but the HP is as good as done!
Update: The HP is pretty much finished, but as I almost completely lost motivation in fixing up the "flower ornament detail" where some baking errors appear, I'll probably postpone development until I want to finish this again.
Update 3: Laid out the base materials also totally forgot to show the hilt so yea this sword also has a hilt!
Update 4: Further development of the textures and shaders.
> **Posted by 4Echo**
> > **Posted by Corvalho**
> > Oh hey, where have I seen this before? Can't remember really, but I feel very incompetent looking at it.
> > Turned out great, can't wait to see it in all of its textured glory.
> It's Kirito's other sword from SAO.
That's probably not the place he has seen it :v
> **Posted by Corvalho**
> Oh hey, where have I seen this before? Can't remember really, but I feel very incompetent looking at it.
> Turned out great, can't wait to see it in all of its textured glory.
It's Kirito's other sword from SAO.
> **Posted by Yogensia**
> These faces seem to have bad smoothing, probably caused by the backside of the object. Make sure to make them behave before baking! The rest looks pretty solid on that LP. Keep it up!
Yea as far as the smoothing goes I didn't really touched that yet, but I did notice some errors along the render. Will get them sorted when I finish uv-mapping the whole thing!