Swept Hilt Rapier

This Sword is my take on a real-life Swept Hilt Rapier from the 1600s that currently resides in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London:


This project carried some exciting challenges; Primarily in the hilt which required some iteration to nail its intricate shape. Additionally, in order to have the engraved detail took considerable effort. I first blocked out my desired shape in 3DS Max, then took it into Z-Brush to refine the base mesh and add detail. Finally, I painted the model in Substance Painter and used Substance Designer to create custom materials for the weapon. The images included are rendered from Max, Substance and Marmoset.