This mod includes two lightsaber models: a single and a staff. To be honest the two lightsaber models look exactly the same, so I'm not sure why the author bothered making two copied of it unless I'm missing some tiny difference. The model itself is good for a first hilt model. It's very simple, as the author stated in the read-me, which I personally prefer. However the big downfall of this hilt: no shader.
The texturing of this model lets down what otherwise is a very decent model. A shader would somewhat cover this up, however the author has claimed to not have the proper software to make the shader nor access to the information to learn how to make it. I am going to challenge both of these statements. For one, no special software is required to make a shader. Notepad is sufficient, or any other similar program. Also, this very site has a very lovely forum where such information can be found (or asked for).
What this hilt needs to be truly great is a better texture, which simply takes practice and a bit of critiquing (once again the forums are a great place to air out your mods before release and get tips), and it needs a good shiny shader to keep it from looking flat. Once again, though, a great start with the model, and the mod on a whole just needs a little attention and perhaps a friendly opinion or two to make it top-knotch.
*************************** JEDI ACADEMY MODIFICATION *************************** Title: Darth Evasto's Lightsaber Author: Akane_Syria E-Mail: Xao_LXIVR@hotmail.com File Name: Evasto_Lightsabers.zip File Size: 670 Kb Description: This is a lightsaber belonging to a Sith Lord I invented titled Darth Evasto. Its a simply-designed hilt but its also a rather clever weapon because its designed to look like a normal single-bladed lightsaber but really its a lightstaff. This .pk3 has two versions, a single and a staff version. Also included are three sound files for the hilt. Comments: This is the first ORIGINAL lightsaber I have made, all thanks to a tutorial I found that aided me exceptionally in making this. I started with this hilt because its simple in design but also quite cool looking. There's no shaders, unfortunately, for 2 reasons: #1, I don't have the program used to generate shaders, and #2, even if I did I have no clue how to. I looked for tutorials but came up with nothin', so yeah... Bugs: None. (woo!) Installation: Just huck the pk3 into your base folder. Don't want it anymore? Use that good ol' friend of ours, the delete key. Special Thanks to: Virtue, from thejediacademy.net, who made the tutorial that I used to make this hilt. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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