My latest 3D assignment is a sword and shield. Weaponry is always a good time… provided one isn’t pointed directly at you that is.

My theme may require a bit of explaination. The inital impulse is to go very World of Warcraft with things like this but it occurred to me that would be everybody’s impulse and it felt a little obvious.

Being a huge fan of, well pretty much everything British, I went to James Bond for inspiration. It was that or Mrs. Brown’s Boys and frankly I wouldn’t want to see any of those characters armed.

I’m pleased with the progress I’m making in normal mapping, but I don’t think I’m using smoothing groups as effectively as I could be, yet but I’m working on it.