Is the guy with the ‘white’ background Brent from Axel International M5? The morph I mean? He’s definitely got Elite Lee’s texture. (It’s kinda hard to tell from such small pic)
No, I was talking about the vrangler one.
The ones from the promos are using Lee and either Flynn M4 or Caleb M4 (most likely Flynn).
Yeah, I’ve got Caleb—he’s the guy I used in the supersuit renders in the “Men” thread—and even with the Lee Elite texture, and M5 shape dialed up to full (which I’m probably never doing to him again, because his face isn’t defined in a way that works well with the shape), he doesn’t look like the guy in the promos, so it probably is Flynn. Caleb/Lee texture with the sword is in the image below.
In all fairness….
Actual, useful, Katana Waza are not flashy nor exciting. Large, broad strokes or unbalanced foot posture will get you killed. Contrary to the movies, Katana duels last a matter of seconds from first strike until the death of one, or both, combatants. There is little time for theatrics once things get serious.
Honestly, I was thinking of those more as “sword dance” poses as opposed to “fighting for your life against some other guy with a sword trying to kill you” poses. I mean, the main promo image, with a properly sharpened sword, strongly risks you cutting your own head off, I would think. But for some sorts of fantasy renders or things where realism isn’t necessarily at a premium, they could look very nice. (If actual swordplay form and fighting looks even vaguely like Olympic fencing, your average sword fight apparently lasts about three seconds. At the outside. If both people are toying with their opponent.)