Can you guess who's sword this belongs to?
After creating the sword using Maya and a wee bit of Zbrush I decided what better time to brush off a book I got at 1/2 price books and learn something new in Fx. The name of the book is Maya Visual Effects: The innovator's guide by Eric Keller. The sword I made from scratch using references from a favorite DC hero of mine. The base I recycled and updated from an older project of mine. A short summary for those techies; from the chapter I used a cube and in Dynamics coverted it into a soft body, added a field, radial field, turbulence, particle system, soft body springs (which i then removed).