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Make a simple Low-poly Sword Model in Blender (beginner)

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Offline kat

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Support and any questions arising from the "Make a Simple Low-poly Sword Model in Blender" tutorial please post below.

Comprehensive eBook on learning the latest versions of Blender 3D through the making of a simple sword model from 'concept' to final textures. Six chapters take the reader through setting up a background image, to making the mesh, on to UVW unwrapping and then finally covering a number of useful modeling extras, ambient occlusion and vertex painting.


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I'm a real newby with Blender, so please forgive me for asking what may be a very frivolous question. 

I am working on the sword tutorial and am really confused why my center-line loop cuts do not go all the way.  When attempting to make such a cut from tip of the sword, to the end of the pommel (or handle), this cut stops at the guard.  I tried to do another center-line loop cut on the pommel itself, in the {silly?} belief that it would join up with the blade's center-line loop cut.  That pommel's center-line loop cut stopped at one of the loop cuts which I had previously done when I created the pommel itself. 

In this image, I've placed yellow arrows at the lines where the center cuts stop.

 

It's not showing in my image, but my center-line loop cut does not go through the entire guard either, it stops at the blade. What am I doing wrong?

In the beginning, I had stretched my cube mesh to the tip of the blade and then again up to where the guard begins.  From that point, I extruded to make the pommel, from the blade, as the tutorial suggested.  After that, I extruded from the pommel to make the guard on both sides.


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I got it!!  I had SCALED those vertices where my center-line loop cuts stopped.   


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Glad you figured it out. What you can do to avoid problems like that is extrude the basic cross shape first (handle up from top of sword, guard arms from handle), add your basic cuts and then shape the sword. Sometimes it can be a bit confusing to see where everything is supposed to go after their positions and shapes have been changed.