Sword Creation by Mirko
Medieval Sword - Part I
Description:
Covers creation of the pommel, grip and cross guard for a Medieval sword. (13:38)

Core Commands and Tools:
     0:45 - Hiding Objects
          Menu: Display > Hide Selection
          Hotkey: H
     1:05 - Creating a Spiraling Arc
          Menu: Create > Arc > Opt
     1:20 - Select All
          Menu: Selection > Select All
          Hotkey: Ctrl + A
     1:20 - Extrusion
          Menu: Modify > Extrude
          Hotkey: Z
     1:35 - Merge Points
          Menu: Modify > Merge
          Hotkey: Ctrl + M
     2:00 - Select Loop
          Menu: Selection > Select Loop
          Hotkey: Alt + E
     2:05 - Flatten
          Menu: Modify > Flatten > Opt > Select Direction
          Hotkey: Alt + Shift + F
     2:50 - Bevel Edges
          Menu: Modify > Bevel
          Hotkey: B
     3:20 - Cut Tool
          Menu: Modify > Cut
          Hotkey: X
     3:55 - Subdivision
          Menu: Subdivision > Subdivide and Unsubdivide
          Hotkey: C (subdivide), V (unsubdivide)
     4:05 - Creating a Cylinder
          Menu: Create > Cylinder > Opt > Select Side
          Hotkey: Alt + Y
     4:20 - Component Snapping
          Menu: Selection > Snapping > Component
          Hotkey: Shift + ~
     5:10 - Inset Scale
          Menu: Modify > Inset Scale
          Hotkey: I
     5:15 - Select Ring
          Menu: Selection > Select Ring
          Hotkey: Alt + R
     5:20 - Split Loop
          Menu: Modify > Split Loop
          Hotkey: Shift + X
     6:40 - Mirroring
          Menu: Modify > Mirroring > Miror Geometry (select direction)
          Hotkey: Alt + Shift + N
     7:10 - Symmetry Toggle
          Menu: Modify > Mirroring > Symmetry Mode Toggle
          Hotkey: Alt + N
     7:35 - Combining Objects
          Menu: Create > Combine Objects
     7:55 - Soft Selection
          Menu: Selection > Soft Selection
          Hotkey: Alt + Shift + S
     8:00 - Soft Selection Falloff
          Adjust via scroll wheel or options menu
     8:50 - Create a Sphere
          Menu: Create > Sphere
     9:10 - Fill Hole
          Menu: Modify > Fill Hole
          Hotkey: Shift + F
     9:30 - Bridge
          Menu: Modify > Bridge
          Hotkey: Shit + B
     9:45 - Grow Selection
          Menu: Selection > Grow Selection
          Hotkey: =
     10:40 - Create Cube
          Menu: Create > Cube
          Hotkey: Alt + C
     11:25 - Slide Tool
          Menu: Modify > Slide
          Hotkey: J
     11:35 - Orient Manipulator to Normal Vector
          Menu: Selection > Orient Manipulator > To Normal Vector

Notes:
Bastard Sword (.sib file)
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Getting Started
Chair Tutorial

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Sword Tutorial Part II
Sword Creation by Mirko (Intermediate)
Medieval Sword - Part I
Mirko explains how to create the hilt of a medieval sword using Silo. (13:38 / 20.9 MB)
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Medieval Sword - Part II
Mirko continues his medieval sword tutorial and finishes the blade.
(10:57 / 15.7 MB)
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