WOW THX M8s!!!
Brian I actually plan on doing the Gundams as composite!
As soon as I'm done modeling these and then some originals I plan to make some short films live actionwise mixed with these! Thats why I tried to put as much "real" not bumpmapped detail into him!
I have learned SO much in doing this model and look forward to starting the others!
Now to answere the beamsaber question!
I made a poly sphere scaled it to shape (that's the easy part!)
As for texture I made a new Phong with these settings
Color Green (I used the default) then dropped the slider down to about 1/2 way (or use the channel box .5)
transparency is half way (.5 in all RGB)
Ambient half way in green
incandescene is .2 in the middle one... green I guess!
then in glow do .25
Works great for the kind of beam saber I needed but for a light saber... not good but you could toy with it and if you find a good one let me know!
Also a long time ago some nooB made Obi's Saber and the blade looked wicked... I think the image is posted in the gallery but I could be wrong... well anyways THX again ya'll I'll keep some cool pics coming and look out for my next WIP should be one of the other five Gundams... I'm thinking I'm gonna do Heavyarms!
May the force be with you...always!
A Jedi shall not know anger nor hatred nor Love
The only way to live a good life is to act upon your emotions
A warrior is reborn when he has something to protect