After about a year of learning and using Blender, I’m proud I can finally contribute with something meaningful - a script for automatic creation of swords. I developed this script as part of my Master’s Thesis at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology (www.fit.vutbr.cz). Currently, it works with Blender 2.49 and corresponding Python installed. Version for Blender 2.6 is planned after next stable version of Blender is released.
Here is a link to download ZIP archive with “swordgen.blend” file, readme.txt and brief user manual: vic.kvalitne.cz/blender/swordgen.zip
EDIT: the version has been updated to 0.90b (nasty optimisation bug fixed)
This script is still under development (with many bugs no doubt)… There is still a lot to be done and I can think of tons of possible upgrades. Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated.
I beleive the GUI is pretty straight-forward and you won’t have any problems using the generator. I’ve even written a short user manual but it’s far from perfect. If you need some additional info, feel free to contact me.
Here are some renders of actual generator output: