Sketchup, Pepakura, Inkscape, Gimp, et al...

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by bclemens, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. RyanShort1

    RyanShort1 Member

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    Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about...

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    Now, if you don't have the unfold capabilities, this could be a problem, but with the new Waybe program and the other unfold tools, it should be very useful.

    Ryan
  2. greasecup02

    greasecup02 New Member

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    How does one export a skp. file to someone else's computer in an e-mail?
    Danny
  3. RyanShort1

    RyanShort1 Member

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    Just save it to your computer, find the file, and attach it to an email!

    Ryan
  4. greasecup02

    greasecup02 New Member

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    Thank you.
    Danny
  5. bclemens

    bclemens Member

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    Wow! Thanks, Ryan- I hadn't heard of Curve Stitcher. It looks like it would really help. I look forward to exploring it.
    Thanks,
    Bruce
  6. greasecup02

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    How do you transfer from sketch-up to pepakura.
    Danny
  7. bclemens

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    Export your Sketchup model as a Google Earth 4 .kmz file. Pepakura will open that.
  8. FranciscoB

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    Hello there,

    I just parachuted my way in papermodel designing and you have been providing an invaluable help, thank you very much! I've only built an handful of papermodels yet but there's a vehicle I'd really like to build but there are no available plans as far as I know, only a side-view and plenty of photos. This way, I'll keep reading this thread hoping to learn more about each software until I have enough confidence to start :thumb:

    Basically, what I want to do is to transform this drawing in a 3D model, using photos as reference:

    This site will help with dimensions:
    http://www.wwiivehicles.com/germany/armored-cars/sdkfz-221.asp

    http://images.google.com/images?q=s...BR:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

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  9. jgderuvo

    jgderuvo Member

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    Anyone know of a good tutorial on how to learn Sketchup? So far, I feel rather over my head.
  10. RyanShort1

    RyanShort1 Member

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  11. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    A challenge

    I am fascinated by this thread and by the capabilities of Sketchup+Pepakura, so It's some day that I'm trying to learn Sketchup using all the tutorial, documentations, model that I can find on the net. Looking in the Google 3d Gallery I found this aircraft model of the X-15A-2. Here attached some screenshot (landing gear up & down :eek: ).

    Could Someone pick up the challenge to export this model in Pepakura and extract the paper model? :mrgreen:

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  12. ssmeier

    ssmeier New Member

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    SketchUp being used to make model airplane Links

    When SketchUp is being used to make a model airplane, these links can be helpful:

    http://www.phlatforum.com/viewforum.php?f=52
    View the videos by Crash, kram242 and AnyAirRc of them using SketchUp
    to create 3D models of aircraft, then unfolding the model to have flat
    parts to print as patterns to cut out the actually flying RC model
    airplane.

    http://www.phlatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=95
    Must have Sketchup Scripts/Plugins - these are used in the above
    videos.
    Examples: jf_unfoldtool.rb, progressbar.rb, weld.rb,
    repair_broken_lines.rb, Slicer3.rb

    http://www.phlatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=98
    skin25.zip

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826409
    This thread is for "free (SketchUp) models of RC components to use in
    their mock ups."

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920416
    This thread is "Using google Sketchup for modeling... With practical
    examples". It explains how to import a 3-view, create the SketchUp
    drawing, and how to print it out to scale.

    The videos of the unfold plug-in being used may be of particular interest.

    -Steve
  13. zealousy

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    Cool thread.......A lot to learn :)
  14. Dragos

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    In the Google 3D Archive you can find many great aircrafts , but the model haven't been designed to become paper models si they have many very very small pieces and it's a huge work to rearange them in Pepakura . So even if you manage to export it in Pepakura I don't think it's worth . It's much easyer to build an existing model like this one http://ecardmodels.com/shop/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=37&products_id=324 or the one from NOBI , which it's true that it's less detailed.
  15. ssmeier

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    When using SketchUp to make a model airplane, these links can be helpful:

    http://www.phlatforum.com/viewforum.php?f=52
    View the videos by Crash, kram242 and AnyAirRc of them using SketchUp
    to create 3D models of aircraft, then unfolding the model to have flat
    parts to print as patterns to cut out the actually flying RC model
    airplane.

    http://www.phlatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=95
    Must have Sketchup Scripts/Plugins - these are used in the above
    videos.
    Examples: jf_unfoldtool.rb, progressbar.rb, weld.rb,
    repair_broken_lines.rb, Slicer3.rb

    http://www.phlatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=98
    skin25.zip

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=826409
    This thread is for "free (SketchUp) models of RC components to use in
    their mock ups."

    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=920416
    This thread is "Using google Sketchup for modeling... With practical
    examples". It explains how to import a 3-view, create the SketchUp
    drawing, and how to print it out to scale.

    The videos showing the use of the unfold plug-in may be of particular interest.

    -Steve
  16. doctormax

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    Seen a lot of how to do things on youtube for photoshop. I hope someone has thought of posting "how to use sketchup" and has some up there. If not I will just have to keep. wall1 and using bad language. i got lots of blueprints for cars and planes and ships Just no idea how to put them into sketch up or rhino, i have rhino and it is just on the laptop here doing nothing.
  17. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    Dragos, as soon as Ken released his X-15, last Christmas, I bought It, but I don't started the buid yet .... wall1

    In the mean time I tried to use sketchup and pepakura with a my old project: the ABM Spartan missile. Here below the first stage in sketchup and in paper ... no bad, i think, as first attempt ... :mrgreen:

    Thanks ssmeier for the links, I have so much to learn ... :cry:

    Best, Nando

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  18. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

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    Sketch-up is a very good and easy to use software to design paper model. I've designed couple of my models with Sketch-up. But I've tried also to transform in paper models the ones from the Google 3D Archive and very few can be used.
  19. 2Kamser

    2Kamser New Member

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    hi there
    as a newbie to this, i downloaded Sketch-Up ver 7, but that seems only to be able to export to Google Earth in a version Pepakura can't handle. Anybody knows where to get older versions of Sketch-Up?
  20. Dragos

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    Just "goolgle" Sketch-up 6.0 download and you will find couple of sites