My First Vertex Hack! (Small Update)

I haven’t tried vertex hacking before, so I really wanted to try it. For whatever reason, I descided to make something complex as my first attempt XD. I think it came out fairly good though.

So, I present to you… Blade Knight:

I still have a some work to do on it (such as the shoulders being at the wrong angle, removing the wings, adding hair? etc…), but when I do release it, I’ll probably release some of my creations from my first post.

(More pictures inside:)

Small update. Now comes in 6 flavors:

Sorry if the textures seem bland, but once you stretch polygons around as much as I did, there’s almost no way of adding a detailed texture to it anymore…

45 Responses to “My First Vertex Hack! (Small Update)”

  1. 1 Nights Owl 03/05/2010 at 2:08 PM

    Really nice. o.o I agree there does need to be a tad more work done. But once its done Im gonna get this. Nice job :3

  2. 2 jshlahsihsbf 03/05/2010 at 2:14 PM

    YEEEESSSS! You just made my day. Keep up the good work!

  3. 3 Chicken Chaser 03/05/2010 at 2:37 PM

    It looks amazing! It’s just a shame that Blade Knight has a droopy dick face.

  4. 4 Calamitas 03/05/2010 at 2:41 PM

    Believe me, you don’t want to get into the whole thing with hair… it is just pain.

  5. 5 Jack H. 03/05/2010 at 4:05 PM

    Can I get a reference pic? I thought this was Samus’s helmet for a second. I don’t know who the heck this character is… thank you! πŸ˜€

  6. 6 Jack H. 03/05/2010 at 4:09 PM

    Found one. Hey, nice job on this!

  7. 7 Katakiri 03/05/2010 at 4:21 PM

    Nice! I was actually planning on making Sword Knight after Galacta Knight, but it looks like I might get beat to the punch. πŸ˜›

  8. 8 vcv 03/05/2010 at 4:25 PM

    Whoooa itΒ΄s pretty good XD I remember how this little mother fuc***s try to cut me out all the time XD

  9. 9 giygue 03/05/2010 at 4:44 PM

    for the hair, why don’t you just make the cape thinner and come out of the back of his head?

  10. 10 Val Halen 03/05/2010 at 4:47 PM

    Damn! This looks too awesome! Just need a few adjusts here and there, same with the texture, but it’s turning great! Good job man!

  11. 11 kurobit 03/05/2010 at 4:54 PM

    Thanks everyone.

    @Katakiri – You still have a chance to make one better than mine XD.

    @giygue – I tried that, but the cape polygons are separated into about 5 different parts, and I can’t figure out which part goes where. I ended up with a spiky mess of polygons when I tried it last…

  12. 12 razanak7 03/05/2010 at 4:58 PM

    That actually looks really good… y’know, aside from the obvious little things. But overall, it looks good.

  13. 13 KimashiZ812 03/05/2010 at 5:02 PM


  14. 14 hardcorebrawlhacks 03/05/2010 at 5:09 PM

    just add hair and i’ll get this

  15. 15 Elef 03/05/2010 at 5:09 PM

    finally, a good green texture on mk.

  16. 16 Jamez 03/05/2010 at 5:42 PM

    Do vertex hacks cause desynches?

  17. 17 Garrett223 03/05/2010 at 5:48 PM

    If only the celebi I just made didn’t go over metaknight :\. Looks like I am DLing this and putting celebi over ness.

  18. 18 Garrett223 03/05/2010 at 5:50 PM

    Oh well, celebi didn’t even fit metaknight that much. And soon, I think I am gonna make playable manaphy and mew. and give them to pikazz of the smashboards for machinima use :P.

  19. 19 kurobit 03/05/2010 at 6:42 PM

    @Jamez – I just tried playing online and watching a replay and both of them worked fine, so no it shouldn’t cause a desynch. (Although correct me if I’m wrong)

  20. 20 Serrix 03/05/2010 at 6:53 PM

    Actually, this is Blade Knight, Sword Knight is the one in purple armor that looks more… human-like (I guess?)
    Anyways, keep up the good work. I would have preferred Sword Knight… (I always did, because he was better and more like Meta Knight than Blade Knight, who was more like Sword Kirby.)

  21. 21 Serrix 03/05/2010 at 6:54 PM

    … wait, someone delete that post and this post too.

  22. 22 The Right Honorable Judge Wallace P. Grindstump 03/05/2010 at 7:36 PM

    This might be hard to do, But perhaps you could take a look at the Blade Knight Brawl trophy and try to make this look like that? Also using textures from the Blade Knight trophy would be a good idea too.

  23. 23 secretchaos1 03/05/2010 at 8:18 PM

    Looking good so far =P Can’t wait to see it finished

  24. 24 kurobit 03/05/2010 at 10:03 PM

    @The Right Honorable Judge Wallace P. Grindstump (Do you have a nickname? XD) – I was actually looking at the trophy (And sprites from various games). It’s just that since this is my first time doing it, I’m not very good at making it look like how I want it. Also, how would I use the textures from the Blade Knight?

  25. 25 The Right Honorable Judge Wallace P. Grindstump 03/05/2010 at 10:05 PM


    Just extract the textures using Brawlbox.

  26. 26 flaminshrooms 03/05/2010 at 10:06 PM

    That blade knight is bawss. Hoping for release soon.

  27. 27 kurobit 03/05/2010 at 10:12 PM

    Oh no I meant how would I apply them to Metaknights model? Would it be any different from manually drawing and shading the texture myself?

  28. 28 squilliamthecoolest 03/06/2010 at 12:44 AM


  29. 29 Darkkirby 03/06/2010 at 1:30 AM

    are you gonna release it?

  30. 30 Nuke 03/06/2010 at 1:57 AM

    Wow.Thats tasty shit. πŸ™‚

  31. 31 hallowvortex 03/06/2010 at 2:15 AM

    You can call him PAVGN
    Awesome vertex hack too, about to explore it for myself, if only I knew how to rotate the F*cking camera in blender. DX

  32. 32 Wariofan1 03/06/2010 at 4:53 AM

    This is epic win… Nuff said

  33. 33 katsura 03/06/2010 at 8:22 AM

    very cool special boss i call it

  34. 34 Jamez 03/06/2010 at 11:10 AM

    That’s outstanding.
    do want now D<

  35. 35 Nick G. 03/06/2010 at 11:18 AM

    Awesome, can’t wait to see the final results, it looks awesome.

  36. 36 Miacis 03/06/2010 at 12:42 PM

    What … the fuck ? oΓ”

  37. 37 The Right Honorable Judge Wallace P. Grindstump 03/06/2010 at 7:48 PM


    Look It’s very simple, Just cut and paste the textures onto Meta Knight to where they would go on the vertex hack.

  38. 38 KuroBit 03/07/2010 at 5:14 PM

    Ah, sorry, I worded that wrong. I just meant the textures from the Blade Knight trophy are fairly basic, so it would be easy to replicate them myself (Although if I can get it to map properly, I might use the little logo on his shoulders.) I’m going to try to revamp the texture before I release it, but since all the UV maps are messed up now, I may only be able to do shading and other non-detailed things…

  39. 39 thanyou 03/07/2010 at 9:19 PM



    In all seriousness though, I am %100 hyped for this. Good luck ;D

  40. 40 alexjol 03/09/2010 at 8:55 AM

    Wow, it surprised me how well this came out. I love it. It has minor details that have to be fixed, but this is way too cool. I think I might try vertex hacking MK next and making a texture that would suit him.

  41. 41 XZedkiel 04/04/2010 at 7:58 PM

    I was wondering, but how is Blade Knight progress wise?

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