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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jan 30, 2004.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
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    looks like lightwave redesigned the Saber!!

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  2. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    It looks the same..... but nicer!

    Im not sure what they did change, but I do like it.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    there are lots of little changes that will make this production run blow away the pre-prod basses that are floating around EBay (which should NEVER have seen the market place).

    mahogony body should sweeten up the tone quite a bit too!!!

    i'm putting some finishing touches on the database this weekend. anxious to see finished product.

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  4. Very very nice! The 2 little pointy things at the bottom add a nice touch!
     
  5. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    nice thing about this program is that i can change the wood texture maps really easily.

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  6. Was it built in Lightwave 3D? :hyper: :hyper:
     
  7. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Think we could see that in zebrawood or bocote?

    :D

    Peace
    Nick
     
  8. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    hehe, too bad it wasn't for namesake.

    of course. soon.

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  9. Did you make those??

    In case you did.. That flame maple seems to reflect the light in a very realistic way.. is it just a raw bitmap or an edited material??
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    luisnovelo:

    i modeled and textured them, yes.

    the flamed maple is a slightly modified bitmap. in 3D Studio MAX you can edit the RGB output, helps with colors that aren't quite right when applied in the material editor.

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