Problems (?) with Pepakura

Discussion in 'Software' started by Bob43, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    I converted a bmp file showing the outlines of a airplane cockpit, to dxf using both wintopo and TraceArt software. No problem. Using a 'view' software, the dxf file is OK.
    When I open the file in either Pepakura or Blender software, all I see is a white screen. What's going on? Can anyone help?
    Bob Schedler
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  2. Lex

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    Did you convert it into polylines rather than surfaces? That might be the reason for Blender / Pepakura not reading it.
  3. Bob43

    Bob43 Model Designer Extrodinaire Cornerstone Member

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    Thanks Lex - I still have a problem.
    I designed the outlines of a Dash-8 cockpit as a bmp, converted it to dxf format (which claims to be supported by Pepakura).
    I then opened Pepakura, opened the dxf file and nothing appears.
    Not quite sure what you mean by converting to polylines/surfaces - do I do this before I save as dxf, or only in Pepakure?
    Sorry, I'm a bit stupid about CAD, but if you can lead me through the system I would be very grateful.
    My models are all free and can be viewed on my site Free card model airplane sites . Until now, I always designed models the by hand, usually no great problem, but the cockpits!!! - very tiring, and I thought I could use some software to flatten to 2D.

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