Katana Re-Wrap : A Shout-out to Mac Coyzkie for his Tutorial

Hello Everybody, last week I posted my version of a Katana inspired lightsaber and it had a “Traditional” style Tsuka Ito handgrip wrap. I mentioned that I had struggled for a looooong time to get the wrap to work as I couldn’t get Blender 3D to curve the wrapping anti-clockwise. I eventually turned to YouTube and I found a tutorial by a gentleman named Mac Coyzkie who modelled a Katana and, most importantly, showed a trick as to how to wrap the handle. So as thanks to him I’m posting his video here and I’ll leave links to his YouTube channel so you can check out his other material (a lot of computer/tech related stuff not just 3D modelling). Ok so here is the video…get your popcorn out….

It was really that simple! All I had to do was create a duplicate curled strip and then resize it so it’s geometry co-ordinates were set to negative values! However, there wasn’t any clear instructions in Blender or on any forum as to how to achieve the effect. But I was able to follow these instructions and think I made a decent job of recreating Mac’s wrapping technique. So thank you very much Mr Coyzkie.

I said I’d include a link to Mac’s YouTube platform and here it is: https://www.youtube.com/c/MacCoyzkie/featured

I like to give credit where it’s due and I thank Mac once again, but the fun doesn’t end here for today….No I have another LEGO Forge creation to reveal in my second post of the day…and it’s a new spaceship! Hope to see you in Post 2!

Mac Coyzkie is a computing and tech enthusiast and this video and many more are available on his YouTube channel (linked above) The video is his property and Copyright of Mac Coyzkie.

4 thoughts on “Katana Re-Wrap : A Shout-out to Mac Coyzkie for his Tutorial”

    1. Hello Resa, to be honest I hadn’t left a comment as I know these established YouTube, Twitch and TikTok creators are usually “busy” with bigger things and the video was two years old. However I have just left a message for Mr Coyzkie and I’ll let you know if I get a reply.
      I can say that Miss Carly King seemed to like her saber The Regnant – I took part in another of her livestreams and asked if she had seen it. She hadn’t but looked it up live during the stream and when she saw it squealed out loud, saying I was talented!

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