Side project: Obi-Wan's lightsaber


I am still working on my orc, but I also try to do some side projects while doing the course. Since I am a big Star Wars fan I decided to model the lightsaber of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Let me know what you think of it.


Great job!
Did you know there are some tutorials on the web with some interesting techniques?

I’ve had these bookmarked for quite a while, and IIRC got through most of Part 1, but never got to play with Part 2. I can’t say it’s supposed to be Obi-Wan’s Lightsaber, but it is a nice looking one.

CG Geek - Create A Lightsaber Part 1 - Blender Beginner Tutorial: Create a Lightsaber - 1 of 2 - YouTube

CG Geek - Create A Lightsaber Part 2 - Blender Beginner Tutorial: Create a Lightsaber - 2 of 2 - YouTube


Looks an interesting object to be modelling. Is there a known design you are copying or can you just make it up?

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It is a replica of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber from Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. I have a 0.45 scaled replica in my collectibles closet so I measured its dimensions and based my model on that.
I managed to 3D print it. See below a comparison of the real and printed model. A silver-colored filament would have looked better but it was just a test to see if the model is easily printable. I printed it in one piece, but I am planning to break up the model in smaller pieces for easier painting.


Thanks for the links to the tutorials.
The main goal of this exercise was to see if I would be able to model this without any help to improve my skills. It’s one thing to follow along with a tutorial or lecture, but you learn a lot when trying to figure out things yourself. But I will take a look at the tutorials to see if they show how to animate the lightsaber being turned on and off ;).

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Ah, it helps a lot to have an item in front of you when modeling it. Looks a very good match, good job printing too.


Yes, it’s much easier to have a real object than just a set of pictures. But that is going to be my next side project: model Claptrap from in-game screenshots.
Thanks for the compliment. It’s nice to have a supporting community.


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