Sword of Charles the Great

Joyeuse, sword of Charles the Great, sculpted and animated with Blender 2.62, rendered with Cycles render engine.

Actually I know this is not perfect but I don’t want to post it in Focused Critique anyway because I don’t know when I will find the time again to work on incoming feedback. But anyway I’d be glad to read some opinions.
Thanks for watching!


nice modelling. the handle is great. the blade looks a bit dull though, perhaps it could use something more interesting to reflect. sometimes a simple black to white gradient can make a nice reflection.

good modeling, terrible lighting. The lighting makes the entire thing look bad. A good shiny model deserves time spent making something for it to reflect!

Yes, good reflections would make a world of difference - find a free HDRI image to use.