Index to all 30 lessons in this Milkshape tutorial   Now let's do some more work with our sword blade. We are going to extend some of the blade to form the crosspiece. Milkshape 3d has a handy tool called Extrusion. We use this to make the crosspiece of the sword.

Milkshape lesson 3d - Extrusion

Now we are faced with making the rest of the sword. And there are lots of ways we can do this. We will use two different techniques to finish off this sword model. The first technique is called extrusion. This is where we select a face on the model and we extrude it out to a new shape.

Rotate the whole group of the sword blade so now the point is directly pointing down.

Do you remember how to do this?

  • In the Model Tab select "Rotate",
  • In rotate options down lower select "Center of Mass"
  • Click-hold and drag in the front view window and you can rotate the whole group so the point is down and the base of the blade is pointing up.

rotated model

There are actually a few different ways to rotate things and if you have done it a different way that is great. This is just one way to do it. Your model should look like this:

 

Now let's just select the face we want to extrude. This is the part that we are going to create into the crosspiece.

 

 

selected triangles

 

Select the triangles that make up the top surface of this sword. It looks like this selected:

 

This face of the model is made up of four triangles. Select each triangle until the whole face is selected. If you make a mistake and select incorrect triangles just hit the CTRL-Z command to undo it.

model dragged downMove the model down in view a little bit so it is easier to work with. You do this by holding down ctrl and then left mouse button hold and drag.

 

This is so we have room to see the extrusion we are about to make.

In the control panel, under the model tab press the extrude button. Now you can left click anywhere in the front view pane and it will drag out this surface (extrude it)

Drag it out so it looks like this:

drag it out

Now repeat this extusion process to drag out the two sides of the sword.

pane menuYou select faces, then press extrude and drag them out. Do an extusion to the left and an extrusion to the right so it looks like the image here. And note: to make it easy you work in the left pane view window to select the face on that side, This drag it out in the front pane window. Then to work on the other side of the sword pull down the pane menu so it is the right side, (This is shown by the black arrow) select the triangles in the right side, then extrude it easily in the front pane.

 

(Black arrow shows how to look at the right side or the left side) This makes it easy for you to select the triangles that make up that face)

Let's finish the shape of this sword by adding the handle. Then we can move on to adding the skin.

 

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