please help! pepakura chopped up my craft!

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  1. b0xman

    b0xman New Member

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    ok, drama aside, i've been struggling with this project for about 2 solid weeks now and i'm ready to give up.

    but before i do i figure i'd present my problem to those who know this much better then I, and may be able to solve it.

    PART 1

    i have attached three pics. Part 1 is of my model. I am a comic book writer, and have NO experience with any of this, having said this, pretty cool model, no?

    it's of the character in my current series. anyways, this is the model i want to make as a paper craft, for use at conventions or for my fans to make.

    PART 2

    part 2 is of pepakura after i have opened the .skp file. everything looks good to me! what could possibly go wrong? ill just hit the 'unfold' button.

    PART 3

    BAM! what the hell? i thought i was making a papercraft not a 3d jigsaw. that is HORRIBLE!

    what do i do? what can i do? i really want to have this figured out already!

    please help! wall1

    ok, drama aside, i've been struggling with this project for about 2 solid weeks now and i'm ready to give up.

    but before i do i figure i'd present my problem to those who know this much better then I, and may be able to solve it.

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    i have attached three pics. Part 1 is of my model. I am a comic book writer, and have NO experience with any of this, having said this, pretty cool model, no?

    it's of the character in my current series. anyways, this is the model i want to make as a paper craft, for use at conventions or for my fans to make.

    [​IMG]

    part 2 is of pepakura after i have opened the .skp file. everything looks good to me! what could possibly go wrong? ill just hit the 'unfold' button.

    [​IMG]

    BAM! what the hell? i thought i was making a papercraft not a 3d jigsaw. that is HORRIBLE!

    what do i do? what can i do? i really want to have this figured out already!

    please help! wall1

    im sorry, for some reason this thread has been posted twice. today is definitely not my day.


    im having this same problem. you can see in this thread what is happening to a fairly simple model... it's really frustrating...


    ok, drama aside, i've been struggling with this project for about 2 solid weeks now and i'm ready to give up.

    but before i do i figure i'd present my problem to those who know this much better then I, and may be able to solve it.

    [​IMG]

    i have attached three pics. Part 1 is of my model. I am a comic book writer, and have NO experience with any of this, having said this, pretty cool model, no?

    it's of the character in my current series. anyways, this is the model i want to make as a paper craft, for use at conventions or for my fans to make.

    [​IMG]

    part 2 is of pepakura after i have opened the .skp file. everything looks good to me! what could possibly go wrong? ill just hit the 'unfold' button.

    [​IMG]

    BAM! what the hell? i thought i was making a papercraft not a 3d jigsaw. that is HORRIBLE!

    what do i do? what can i do? i really want to have this figured out already!

    please help!

    that doesnt work, it doesn't recognize the edges as being close together so they wont connet up.

    also this would take freaking forever, so not the best solution.

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  2. mtfbwu97

    mtfbwu97 New Member

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    hmmmm..... sorry i can't help you much..... but i can suggest.

    try to go online and find some video tutorials.... they help me =]
  3. zwave343

    zwave343 the human lazor

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    trust me

    i only have the pepakura viewer, but i know there must be a way. have tried contacting tamaware (the people who made pepakura). apart from that i dont know of any other ways. i look for you.:cool:
  4. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

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    If you right click the mouse it will give you a menu there you will find the tool to join up the parts you want too.
  5. zwave343

    zwave343 the human lazor

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    3d

    have you tried making this model in another programk that makes 3d models then uploading into pepakura designer? that is waht this program was made for
  6. JT Fox

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    If the join edges doesn't work it means your original model is made up of independent parts. You need to join them in the 3D before you use PEP3. In Meta you would use the "join closed vertices" command. Hope this helps. Cheers JTF