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Achlys - concept of sword by peterku Achlys - concept of sword by peterku
This is my speedwork - Design of sword. I just dont know where to sort it. I started it as a medieval knight sword, then turned it into fantasy concept and finaly I made mechanical parts and rendered it with present material.

Program: 3ds max
Engine: Vray
Model: Highpoly.

It is speedwork. I did whole work during 1 sessions. When there is press of time you just have to make compromises. Maybe model need some more work. (Mainly blade is really simple. Originally I planned to do something else but running time caused I made only this simple one.) Whole model is texture free. There just wasnt time for that. Small parts I took from my earlier projects and merged it. Rendering scene is simple. Six cameras outputs had been moved into photoshop. This program did the rest. Compiled all pictures together, modified some feature and this is the result. None of step is 100 percent done due lack of time, There is still space for improvements, but following them would hold me back. You will have to accept is as it is. :) Normally I do several pictures. Now I did only this one picture. (On the other hand it is quite large when you open it in ful resolution.)


So what? Do you like it or not? Tnx for comment if any. Bye.
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Frankly I think its great for what it is, a broadsword style weapon made modern. As you said the blade is a bit too simplistic and could perhaps be a touch longer but the mechanical aspects are spot on. If some modernistic weapons designer made a sword out of carbon fibre and spec parts for fast assembly via CAD/CAM I would expect it to look like this. Heavy stamped blade with maximum ground surfaces rather then hammered steel, variable hilt/handle design made easy to customize with bolt on parts, and uniform materials for ease of parts sourcing. Basically everything you did to design it in one session would make sense from the producers side of the coin as well. Very nice for a speed run.
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Kajm101 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good one :) Seš slovák že ? :D
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
A na to si ako prisiel? :) Ako sa dari v cechach?
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Kajm101 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Máš to tam napsaný ;-) jop de to, ale u nás v Brně (na Moravě) furt prší. Máš pěkný věci na zbraně máš talent :D Zkus ještě udělat lowpoly verzi, mimochodem upravuješ nějak nastavení scény při renderu ? :D a používáš obyčejný V-ray ligt ? :D Hodila by se mi rada :) Gl v dalším modelingu
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Diky. ja nerobim lowpoly. to ma nebavi. Ked renderujem tak pocet polygonov nehra az taku rolu. Ovela vacsi effekt na rychlost renderingu ma pocet svetiel v scene a spavne nastavovanie materialov a textury. (treba pouzivat len tie vray materialy - rozne typy su tam a nie standart materials).  Upravujem tie nastavenia vo V-ray. Svetla pouzivam len v-ray plane. takysto pouzivam globalne nastavovanie svetla a HDRI. GI pouzivam tiez, ale tam ziadne specialne nastavovania nemam. len tie zakladne. (irradiance map a light cache). Takisto image sampler a color mapping. Ale napriklad ako kameru pozivam standart, nie vray camera. ta je nejaka komplikovana. Kedysi som ju pouzival ale kym som ju spravne nastavil tak to trvalo. standart camera je vyhodna v tom ze ju len umiestnis do sceny a ides. renderuje trosku pomalsie ale to je zanedbatelne si myslim. A este jedna vec. ak robis velke sceny tak si musis nastudovat LWF (Linear workflow), ale kedze ja vacsinou nerobim velke plochy tak obycajne nastavovanie my staci. 

Takze tak. cau. 
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Kajm101 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Díky za radu.. já sem dřív dělal photorealistické pokoje, 1 se mi fakt poved to jo :D twl to sem si asi 5 hodin hrál na nastaavování renderu :D ale výsledek byl pak dobrej. Tedka si hraju s Zbrushem a dělá High poly meče a dělám tam různý škrábliny poškození toho apod. ale když na to pak plácnu ocelový materiál tak mi dělájí odlesky neplechu. A nejhůře sem na tom s organikou :D Každopádně díky za radu, vyzkouším ted se vrhnu na meče a různé zbraně a v tobě mám jako vzor zrovna :D Líbí se mi jednoduchost a zároven detailnost toho modelu. čau :D
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Foxmagik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
I would die of joy if you ever did a futuristic design of a recurve bow. Something like Hawkeye or Green Arrow would use, complete with high tech arrows.
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Lin-Mitayu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of a more practical version of the greatsword used by Artorias that Abysswalker
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CuteBunny10 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want it so bad!!!
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ihsanulhakim Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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Xandimus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   General Artist
just gett'n the EDGE right!
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spinweasel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
i like it, but the tang is to small  for the with of the blade . in reality if you hit anything with that the blade would sheer off .
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, well thank god you're the ninjamaster spokesperson, you just saved us all a freaking TON of heartache.
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spinweasel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
i might not be a ninja master but i am a sword collector and i am familiar with the making of swords fully functional swords. 
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Wow, impressive. I'm familiar with spending money as a consumer--as need/want eyecandy/collections/conversation pieces go, "fully functional" swords never come to mind. No one cares about function, no one's going to drop 3 grand on something like this, then beat the crap out of it on a tree stump. The world isn't going to end and it certainly won't come down to functional swords in revisited dark ages.

As it stands, this is an awesome-looking design and if I could afford a real one, fuck yeah I'd buy it, I'd buy two.

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asian-vue-gurl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's very beautiful in it's simplicity. Personally, I think it looks more like a dagger than a sword, but that may be because it looks small.
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Nextgenify Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool, reminds me of when I used to draw medieval weapons, except totally revamped.

As far as your comment on the whole no texture thing, I think the absence of textures really makes it seem much more modern. Makes it seem more smooth and streamlined I guess.
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savvyidiot Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Well instead of saying "I love it" I will say that... and also critique as I noticed that it was requested. I noticed in the second small sub picture down that shows the blade near the hilt, it looked like the hard edge was a little too rounded. I would suggest making a slightly harder edge there. It doesn't need to be crazy sharp, just something to make it look more... well... sharp in terms of to the eye and not actual cutting ability. :P
But yes I do still say it looks great! Love seeing your work man!
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I see a new peterku I go like WEEEEEEEE!!!
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
hi mate :)
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Shadow696 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
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seviexe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The grip doesn't seem very comfortable, but the overall design is really cool. Would love to hold the blade and give it a few swings :)
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PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful :clap:
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necrozuma Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
/This/ is speedwork?!
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PikachuVic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love this sword, i wish i had a sword
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Hanimetion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the design of this, it's sleek and stylish
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seradhe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I like this; it's stylish without taking away from the functionality. The ration of handgrip to blade is a little off in my opinion. If it's hand and half or two handed, the blade seems short. If it's single hand, I view the whole thing as a dagger more than a sword.
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max7238 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Writer
Looks like the Greatsword Of Artorias. Just saying... Though this might be a shorter version...
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luner-tigher Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
wow that looks so cool looking id so use that =3
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Backlash91 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I liiiike it!
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NhoName Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Not Frostmourne?
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forestrf Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I only see strange the grip. It shouldn't be very slippery?
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
definitely. I just didnt have a time to make textures...
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ChaoticAngel911 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Very, very cool

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Reyn-Khuprus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Hey Peterku,

While I don't do this often and quite like your gun designs, I will comment this time.

From a swordsmith's point of view, this weapon will break. The triangular top section of the crossguard is holding the blade in three places, all of which too close to the edge where friction and wear is the hardest. Eventually this will make it break in two.

The tang, if present in this design, is supposed to slide into the hilt, where it has several fixtures. None of which are present here. So despite the fact that the design looks good, the reality is that this could only be used as a showpiece and not as a actual weapon on the battlefield.
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013

Hi.

tnx for comments but i probably confused you. I dont know anything about swords but in my regular job I partially work with casting and forgings. I understand that in that way it would be broken after first side hit. it is opposite. blade is going all way down to end of grip in the centre of structure. whole bottom part is fix on blade core through mechanism right above grip and triangular section  hold just itself on the blade.

 

anyway you are swordsmith. I dont know anybody making sword. For me it is very interesting how people in the past invented  first metallurgical processes to improve quality of iron sword then steel  swords (or tools), How they intented early version of heat treatments etc...  For us it is ordinary facts because we learnt it in school and work every day. But they didnt know anything about it. Just millions attemps or accidents. for example japanese sword. Ok they are very nice but so comprehensive process of creation. How can they make it without any real knowledge what they exactly do with material on microskopical level in that time? it is really unbelievable for me. 

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Reyn-Khuprus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Alas, even the japanese don't know anymore how the old katana's were forged, as this process was handed down from father to son through the ages and kept as a family secret. At the point where the Japanese were 'westernised' with guns and railroads, the samurai way started to become a threat and the Japanese emperor ordered all swordsmiths to be executed.

A terrible loss.
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ElykRindon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student General Artist
loveit!!!!!!!!!! hope to have one :D :D :D
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
very cool :D
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m4a44 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
That's pretty sweet. Thought of a futuristic Zelda sword...
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
hi again :)
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh, cool ^^
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WhimsicalCaptnJ Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
very nice! I like the blade taper from hilt to tip, it really works a traditional shape for a fantasy sword. What would be the length of this sword from pommel to tip? I figure this is a 1Handed sword to be accompanied with a shield, but curious ultimately. Kudos! +Fav
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MoonChoco1995 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Elegant design X]
Love it!
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death13tamer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I WANTZ DIS!!! O^O
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illusivereality Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
This looks amazing. It looks a little short for a two-handed sword though.
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
yes prbably too short you right. tnx you.
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
yea prbobably too short. fortunately it can be repaired in few seconds on model. 
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Porecomesis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
This looks really cool.
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Wolfsalvo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Dude, if this thing ever hits th market as a real life sword, hit me up xD
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peterku Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
make your money ready then :)
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