Raven2 on Thu, 24 February 2011 5:39pm
Actually, many nihonto (katanas, wakazashi etc) did have blood grooves. They are called bo-hi.
Kody on Thu, 09 December 2010 2:47am
This is INSANE!
Cody on Wed, 01 September 2010 1:38am
about following the rules of a real katana
a real katana never had a fuller (blood groove) down the blade. this was a western concept to lighten the blade and provide stiffness. doing this to a katana would undo all the previous work to make the blade flexible enough to parry attacks.
Aleksandar Jovanovic on Sat, 14 August 2010 10:47am
Wonderfull image, great colors, lightning, and details :)
Ramiro on Mon, 02 August 2010 3:54pm
amazing work! congratulations!
RICHARD OJOGUN on Fri, 30 July 2010 5:38am
How the hell do you acheive such realistic renders. How did you create the cloth bolt on the katana's cover.
Berta (Forums) on Thu, 29 July 2010 8:25am
[QUOTE=Sip;806229]Hi Great scene.The only thing that seems a little off is the uchiko, it's got some highlights appearing when the material is more of a matte based material.[/QUOTE]The thing that seams Hightlight in the Uchiko, is a powder texture with a mask, the material is matte, same setting of the Sageo material, but unfortunatly couse of the angle view and the color of the Uchiko seams the Hightlight (at first time I colored the Uchiko in red and seams more visible the powder, but I thought that a light color was more natural).btw thanks for your comment.
Sip (Forums) on Thu, 29 July 2010 1:03am
Hi Great scene.The only thing that seems a little off is the uchiko, it's got some highlights appearing when the material is more of a matte based material. Also the sword blade looks like it was patted down with the uchiko yet not removed with the rice paper cloth.Apart from those minor things 5/5 :).