DesignbyDalton@tysun Thanks Tysun, I just posted some new pictures of mine I've carried for months it and spun it thousands of times. You can see how the gold plating wore off the edge from over use. But the steel stays intact even though I have crashed it into some hefty objects.
DesignbyDalton@tysun also, I forgot to say it would work in other metals but might lack momentum in plastic.
DesignbyDalton@tysun Hello Tyson, I chose to test this one out in "Gold Steel". It worked great but the gold flaked off around the edge when it got going too fast and crashed into something. I made a video of it in action too. I will post the video right now.
DesignbyDalton@Lambdaf I hav't quite made a video for this yet but I have tested it out. I'll post a new picture of it in action this week. here is what I learned from the prototype.
It spins alot like a coin, but your first try is going to be a failure most likely. Don't let it discourage your attempts, it's pretty hard to get down. When you figure it out it's not so hard anymore. Once it is started spinning clockwise you can blow on it to keep it spinning for as long as you want. It's super fun to chase around the table. It's also heavier than I expected. Another thing, when it runs into things it bucks off of them, so clear the table to avoid scratching the egde. Mine is beat to hell from not listening to myself lol. All in all I think this prototype was a success. I will post back here to let you know when update with a video/pictures.
DesignbyDalton@TimErkelens Thanks, I'm flattered. You should check out the Turbine Top too. It's similar but with a totally different look and feel. Here's a link to it.
Item Page : http://shpws.me/LP9M
Youtube Video : https://youtu.be/GHSssgOBhN4
Hello Tim, personally I have one in Nickel Steel and one in Bronze. A customer has also tried out Gold plated and Rhodium with success. The steel is cheap but will work great, even better if you polished the tip to reduce friction. Bronze spins just a little better and a little longer, it also rings like a bell when it hits the spinning surface. I love it. It was worth the little extra. So even though I have 2 of them already, I am greatly tempted to get a 3rd one in a precious metal.
DesignbyDalton@aebkea It does certainly look difficult to keep adding details when relying on a traditional modeling program but you geometry looks alright. There is one issue that might be hard for you at first with this geo. There is a crease that runs the length of the blade, it's very straight but your geo in that area is a little messy from creating the 2 holes. When your making the crease you might consider refining some of the geometry in that area.
DesignbyDalton@aebkea Thanks for the complement. I've been modeling for about 15 years now and I attended the Art Institute of Seattle. So I have quite a bit of experience modeling. My weapon of choice is always ZBrush, it really does a great job of freeing you from the constraints of topology. I also save the finer details for last, getting the full shape of the sword done before adding any of the sharper details helps a lot.
DesignbyDalton@dragontoy10two You should be able to find similar chains at a jewelry supply store. I found some nice ones on etsy too, here's an example but be sure to shop around a little. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AmazingCrystals?ref=l2-shopheader-name