Another new free graphics release! This time I’m giving away a model I created in trueSpace 5 based off a Warhammer 40,000 Space Ork close combat blade. This miniature was part of a Space Ork boyz kit I purchased back when I used to build Games Workshop armies. For an image based comparison between the real world item, and the 3d model click here (helps to follow along). Every part of the Ork blade was measured down to fractions of millimeters for extreme accuracy in replicating the item. The length of this item from tip of the blade to the bottom of the hilt measures 25mm (1 inch). To my best knowledge, the scale of the 3d model matches up 99% or better, due to natural minute flaws in the pressing process this makes each sword slightly different. Some details on the plastic miniature caused by the pressing process were also entirely left out, such as molding lines and chaff.
This model only comes with one texture for the metal of the sword, as I was unable to figure a texture scheme I particularly liked on the hilt, so that has been colored in procedurally through trueSpace in the render, and a suitable replacement will likely be needed before this is ready for full further conversion as an in-game item. This texture is however only 256 x 256, as it is an excellent tileable texture.
This model is a great example of combining high attention to detail, while still focusing on low polygon count and efficiency in geometry. Triangulated this model stands at a reasonable 967 Faces, and 491 vertices, making it perfect for even some modest modern day video game content, given that this was originally completed in 2003. This model is also ripe for many other procedural mapping methods that could greatly improve upon its detail without having to expand on the existing geometry.
The size of the object as a standalone model fluctuates depending which of the 3 formats are being considered however, as a reference the .cob stands at 241 kb. The model comes in 4 different formats; .cob (Caligari trueSpace), .3ds (3ds Max), .dxf (autocad), and .scn (Caligari Truespace 5 Scene file). The archive is packed as a .rar (winrar) standing at a total of 263 kb. For verification purposes, the MD5 hash string for the original archive is: “7a84c949ac96d9b848e9069c1380436a”. This can be a valuable tool if you wish to confirm the archives authenticity if you found it at a second source.
I have no problem with anyone reusing this item as they wish, in whatever manner comes to mind, (profit is acceptable, as long as it’s not a direct sale of the item without significant change, as I wish for the original piece to remain free of charge), all I ask is I get at least some minor credit in any work its used in and a link back to this article. I recommend this item best for mod or video game content.
Download Link 1 (Primary)
Download Link 2 (Secondary Mirror, use this if the first link does not work)
As always, enjoy!