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Monado - Xenoblade Chronicles Future Connected (Fanart)

With the excitement of the new Xenoblade Chronicles coming out this month, I decided too make a recreation of the new Monado design shown in on of the latest trailers for the Future Connected epilogue. I only had the trailer as reference, so I had to use a bit of imagination for some pieces and proportions, and for the open/close mechanism too!

This was a very exciting hard-surface project, and I loved working on it. I used Blender for both the high and low-poly models, Marmoset Toolbag for the baking, and substance Painter for the texturing. I hope you like this one! ^^

Battle mode for the new Monado

Battle mode for the new Monado

Sheathed mode for the new Monado

Sheathed mode for the new Monado

Animated transition between both modes, and turnaround

Animated transition between both modes, and turnaround

Wireframe of the model. It has 11.150 tris by itself (20.502 with the outline)

Wireframe of the model. It has 11.150 tris by itself (20.502 with the outline)

The textures of the sword have 2048x2048 pixels. The outline has another material without textures

The textures of the sword have 2048x2048 pixels. The outline has another material without textures

High-poly model used for the baking

High-poly model used for the baking

Interactive model! :D

Reference board made for this project. At the time I made it, the only resource available to see the sword was the trailer released on the Mini nintendo Direct from March 2020.

Reference board made for this project. At the time I made it, the only resource available to see the sword was the trailer released on the Mini nintendo Direct from March 2020.