unfolding software

Discussion in 'Tips, Tutorials & Tools' started by badgerys, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. badgerys

    badgerys Member

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    G'Day!
    At the moment I am working on my first cardmodel of a Steyr Puch Haflinger.The program I use is google sketchup and the progress is rather slow.Whilst there is still a lot of work to be done the next question has popped up.
    How do I turn it into a printable model?
    Would be very grateful for advice.
    Kind regards from Down Under
    Dieter
  2. rickstef

    rickstef Guest

    rumor has it, and I have not investigated this rumor, that there is a Ruby script available, that allows you unfold.

    I beleive, your friend and mine, The Haggard, has had some success with that script.

    Either shoot him an email or browse through the Ruby scripts at the help section of Sketch Up

    Rick
  3. rmks2000

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    Try Pepakura. It accepts Sketchup kmz files.
  4. badgerys

    badgerys Member

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    Many thanks for the suggestions.Will try it out and also email Michael.

    Kind regards

    Dieter
  5. thehaggard

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    Unfolding in Sketchup

    I have now produced three commercial models for my Taiwan publisher and three models for my own web site... all totally in SketchUp using the Ruby unfolding script. I am thrilled. Pepakura is nice but at times I had to spend so much time correcting its assumptions. With SketchUp and unfolding each plane, I am spending no more time at all, getting a better final work, and then adding the tabs i want while I add the skin in Illustrator.

    Sweet for us mac users!
    -The Haggard