I didn't make it!
Alpha mapping. Hmm, I use Corel Paintshop Pro X so I could not find any tutorials. Your best bet to find Alpha mapping tutorials would be to check the manual to the proggie you use.
I still need to figure out a way to export the saber model, but have all the objects in it and together since it is about 5 different objects
Do you have md3 exporter plugin? and for sizing your hilt you need md3 importer plugin both can be found from sticky
well that export them all together, because yes i do have that