pepakura designer

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by rkelterer, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

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    I will try to show principal procedures of how to use pepakura designer.

    let's start with metasequoia - I removed all except of the head, to have a reasonable count of parts

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    first atempt to unfold - horrible :twisted:

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    first I removed the texture, so moving and rotating the model with the mouse is much faster.
    then I defined the cut lines - these (brown) lines will be pre-cut by pepakure all others (blue)
    are folding lines, which will produce folding edges on the end. the actual selection is green.

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    all of them

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    the second try - the result is much more reasonable :)

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    the parts might be cut and rejoined - pepakura tracks which parts are involved - so it is relatively easy

    mark the edge and click cut it

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    parts can be rotated around any point interactively - first mark the center of rotation and then pick another point and ...

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    rotate it

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    move it

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    mark an edge - papakure will find the other edge -

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    and join

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    after several minutes you will have the new unfold result :grin:

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    now fine tuning with the flaps - again, pepakure knows about both edges of a connection -

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    mark the edge and choose the side of the flap

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    the result - ready for test build

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    the 3d result (glue still wet when picture was taken :-D )

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  2. goney3

    goney3 Member

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    Thank you so much rkelterer for reposting this! :D
    But a few points I might add:

    "First atempt to unfold - horrible"
    - yeah, that sums up where I am currently with Pepakura. :(

    "first I removed the texture - that is faster - then I defined the cut lines"
    - any chance you can explain this more (cut lines), its kinda like that painting show with the dude with the afro "a few swipes of my brush and bravo! we have realistic looking trees" it leaves me confused. ;)

    Many thanks,
    Keith
  3. rkelterer

    rkelterer Member

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    hi keith,

    sorry about the very short comments 8) I tried to update that with the cut lines (please see there). if you purchased papakura designer try to practice with the simple samples. pepakura designer is a virtual cutting mat where you do not have to keep track of the connect information - the designer will help you to find edges as well as flaps. no magic at all :roll:

    greetings from austria
    raimund