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Asuna's Lambent Light by Soynuts Asuna's Lambent Light by Soynuts
This sword took about 1 month to do, though I was distracted with other props as well.

For this sword I used the 3D file provided by Jackarage as seen here: [link]

Everything but the blade and jewels were 3D printed. The blade uses 0.5 inch thick poplar wood. I casted the 2 blue gems with Tap Plastics Clear Cast Resin.

I will be doing a full write up/guide on my website Soynuts Props in the near future. You can also see progress pics on my FB Fan page: My Facebook Fan Page.

Here is a close up shot of the hilt: [link]
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:iconlouriox:
How do you convert a C4D file to a file that can be printed by a 3D printer?
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Soynuts Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You need to open/import the file in a 3D application that can support it and then export the model to stl.  Sketchup or Blender should be able to do this if you do not have Cinema4D.  I believe I used sketchup at the time.
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:iconlouriox:
Sorry to bother you again, but when I try to open the file in Sketchup, I get the error "This does not appear to be a Sketchup model" how can I still open it?
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Soynuts Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Give me a bit to go through my STL files I created.  I need to see which STLs are the correct ones as I created a ton to eventually get it to a proper format that would print.
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:iconlouriox:
Okay thank you very much for your help (:
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Soynuts Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry for the delay, I had to sort through my many stl files to find the ones I had optimized.  You can grab them here: www.soynutsprops.com/plans/Lig…
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:iconlouriox:
Thanks a lot!
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Asuneko-chan Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah But how come 3D printed?? I'm doing an Asuna cosplay for summer/spring so I have plenty of time to make the sword or even save money to buy it but... The thing is the PVC sword costs a LOT!! and I'm looking for easy tutorials (It won't be easy xD) And I'm a beginner at this sword prop making! And the con that I will be going to only accepts props made of light wood and light plastic... so I was thinking about rigid insolation foam. Do you have an suggestions I can take??
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Soynuts Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Insulation foam would be tricky to use on such a thin sword.  I 3D printed because it is easier for me and I own a 3D printer (I do sell the 3D printed parts for this sword [$35 USD + shipping]).  The 3D printed parts are both light and very strong.

The blade can be made from either styrene, sintra, wood (pine or poplar), or foam board.

For everything but the blade, buying the parts from me is probably the most cost and time effective.  But I can list other suggestions if you want to make the entire sword from scratch.
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Asuneko-chan Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oooook ok wow 3D printing sounds awesome, I went to this arquitecture school and there were this coffe alikemachines but they were 3D printing ones xD And they showed us the printings, so cool. (ok I went out of topic xD) so cool, but thanks for the explination. ganbatte!! :D
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