Good website for reference images of blades?

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Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby nub on Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:53 am

I've been trying to find a good website that has really good images of blades like daggers/swords/etc. (preferably medieval style weapons) that can be used as references for 3D modeling and whatnot. Does anyone know of any good websites for such a thing?
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby LordDz on Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:26 pm

Google?
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby nub on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:59 pm

Not really. Why do you think I made this thread to begin with?
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby vcool on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:11 pm

What a great informative thread.
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby MrBlackspoon on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:22 pm

Look around this huge reference thread.

http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34320

And a link if found in that reference thread with medieval weapons.

http://www.allenantiques.com/Main-Collection.html
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby Epifire on Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:06 am

See hes cool cause I wouldn't have known that.
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby Hollow on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:44 am

gaben-swords.com
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby Armageddon on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:14 am

This is one of Gaben's many swords.
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby nub on Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:24 pm

MrBlackspoon wrote:Look around this huge reference thread.

http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34320

And a link if found in that reference thread with medieval weapons.

http://www.allenantiques.com/Main-Collection.html


Eh. I'm still looking through the Polycount thread, but the site you forwarded isn't too promising. It consists mostly of polearms and crossbows and like no swords (but a few daggers). Plus they're photos of real antiques, so they're very corrode and not too useful as references for modeling. A good find nonetheless. Hopefully I can find a decent website in that thread (that isn't dead).
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Re: Good website for reference images of blades?

Postby srredfire on Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:26 pm

I don't know if you've done this already, or if you'll find what you're looking for, but you can always go on photo sharing sites and look at peoples photographs.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=sword

Places like flickr normally have hires images straight from peoples cameras. Maybe if you do some digging you might find something you like?

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Here's a 5440 x 4080 image I found looking for "medieval sword." That should be big enough, right?
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