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DrAdamDinosaur
08 August 2003, 09:01 AM
Heres an interesting little program I stumbled across a little while ago. It allows you to import your models and after cutting them up, you can print them on paper fo you can build them. Its called pepakura. Have fun:D

http://www.e-cardmodel.com/pepakura-en/

http://www.e-cardmodel.com/pepakura-en/img/download/designerscreen.gif

erilaz
08 August 2003, 09:03 AM
tee hee hee! Lookit the little dragon!:D

Tex3D
08 August 2003, 06:58 PM
He he..chopping up Lil Dragon FUN!!:D

This could replace 3D printers as we know it!!:eek:

Must harness this technology!!

-Dave

one question:..what is this PAPER you speak of??

ntmonkey
08 August 2003, 07:01 PM
Dammit! I looks like the UV layout program that I've been searching for! OH HAPPY DAY!!:scream:

Lu

JIII
08 August 2003, 07:08 PM
dude that looks great I mean an autoUV program man.

Something that no one else has done before.

I bet you could really use this for UV's too just screen cap and import into PS.

azazel
08 August 2003, 07:19 PM
heck, this looks a bit like auto-uv from wings 3d ;) In both you can define which edges are to be cut, and which should remain intact.....

Boone
08 August 2003, 07:29 PM
GIMME-GIMME-GIMME-GIMME!!!:eek: :twisted:

iBlue
08 August 2003, 07:30 PM
haha damn this looks fun. :beer:

???
08 August 2003, 07:33 PM
DUUUUUUUDE !!! that's awsome :D

Kartoffel
08 August 2003, 12:03 PM
Well, I am not sure yet if i want to laugh about it or want to buy it.
:drool:
But i tend towards the second

Xilica
08 August 2003, 01:00 PM
ownij. :beer:

jason-slab
08 August 2003, 01:33 PM
tehehehe, d/loading the demo :D, should be fun

deepinspace
08 August 2003, 01:48 PM
I'm gonna build me an Audi TT!!:drool:

Kartoffel
08 August 2003, 03:16 PM
I have to make some lowpoly-models for this.
... or find somebody who is willing to cut out a lot of things :shrug:

symantix
08 August 2003, 03:35 PM
Looks very cool...we just need to make sure that no one gets carried away and starts making life-size stahlberg women. :p

What functions are disabled in the demo, btw?

deepinspace
08 August 2003, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by symantix
Looks very cool...we just need to make sure that no one gets carried away and starts making life-size stahlberg women. :p


.............a new CGTALK Challenge?!:lightbulb

jason-slab
08 August 2003, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by symantix
Looks very cool...we just need to make sure that no one gets carried away and starts making life-size stahlberg women. :p

What functions are disabled in the demo, btw?

LOL yeah, enjoy the cutting, if you don't cut your model up in pepakura it seperates each face and slaps them all over the page

o and the save is disabed, don't know if anything else is

Flog
08 August 2003, 03:59 PM
Dude this would make a great challenge, these guys make another 3d software that is a good anime animation 3d program. I'm trying to find it. Its great, works with Metaseq, only problem is it is in Japanese. Hope they come out with an English one, like they did this program.

This looks like fun

Oh mods, lets make this a 3d challenge.

Lets all contact a MOD. I'm gonna buy this program!!! Now!!!

:buttrock:

http://www.shusaku.co.jp/www/

deepinspace
08 August 2003, 04:20 PM
Hey, that Super4 thing looks flipping cool! Yah, hope they come out with an english version:rolleyes:

Flog
08 August 2003, 04:33 PM
The Japanese just rock and are so innovative, they are always ahead some way some how.

The software looks fun to use. They have a MAC version and the Japanese version will work on Windows system but its in Japanese.

I wish someone who spoke Japanese could write them and ask for an English version to be made available. I love all the functions it has. Great stuff!!!!

Can't wait to get my paper cutting program.

And it works with Metaseq, my favorite modeller. The easiest Modeller on the planet. 5 minutes and your modelling anything you want. Very easy to use. Learning curve next to zero. I like how they make things easier than they should be in their programs.

Flog
08 August 2003, 08:51 PM
just moving it back up so people will get to view this cool software for their 3d projects.

Supervlieg
07 July 2004, 03:51 PM
just moving it back up so people will get to view this cool software for their 3d projects.
Amen to that. Everyone should check it out!

LoTekK
07 July 2004, 04:01 PM
Holy crap. Sweet! Who needs expensive 3d printing when you've got something like this? :bounce:

Dennik
07 July 2004, 04:16 PM
Hehe, time to get back to my elementary paper cutting and gluing days. Aaahhh glue.....

aazimkhan
07 July 2004, 04:22 PM
and soon we are gonna have a thread called
Post your Pepakura Model

lols, that software sounds fun, i want to try that too with my car models

zzacmann
07 July 2004, 05:54 PM
Where have you people been?

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=154947

T Bomb
07 July 2004, 06:04 PM
Where have you people been?

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=154947

Damn Zzacmann, you beat me too it! I was gonna say, I've seen this like almost 2 1/2 years ago in my sophmore year of college. I mean... its cool...but I don't think its more then a novelty.

Signal2Noise
07 July 2004, 06:09 PM
...we just need to make sure that no one gets carried away and starts making life-size stahlberg women...


What's wrong with that? It'll give some CGT members the opportunity to feel what it's like to actually have a date. They'd just have to use materials that are bit heavier than paper if you know what I mean! ;)

Dennik
07 July 2004, 06:10 PM
Where have you people been?

http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=154947
Well its a little hard to remember a thread with 4 replies, about a year ago. Seems like nobody noticed it at that time. www.flay.com (http://www.flay.com) noticed it recently though, i guess thats where the news came from.

Supervlieg
07 July 2004, 06:14 PM
I didn't get it from flay, I got it from my GF. I look it up here and sure enough, there was a thread about it. :)
I just bought it. I fooled around with the demo, and the end results can be really cool. I'll try to post a model once I finish one.

Considering we do 3d games, these would make excellent pr-gifts to our clients. This makes it a little more than a novelty.

J.K.Makowka
07 July 2004, 08:10 PM
So oooold :p

I have a Quake2 marine standing next to my window, about 25cm high ;)

Was a pain in the ass to build though.

1. The Quake2 mesh wasn't designed for this.
2. Even those, can remember exactly... a bit more than 500 polys I guess, are really too much to enjoy building a paper model off.

I guess it it much easier to do cars and airplanes, even with higher polycounts, but if you plan to do a character, keep it simple!

Rens
07 July 2004, 09:39 PM
I didn't get it from flay, I got it from my GF.And she got it from....? :)

zzacmann
07 July 2004, 09:41 PM
Well its a little hard to remember a thread with 4 replies, about a year ago. Seems like nobody noticed it at that time. www.flay.com (http://www.flay.com/) noticed it recently though, i guess thats where the news came from.
The thread I was refering to was started 2 weeks ago.?.

Im very interested in this app but I wanted to wait for other people to use it to see if its any good. I have a feeling that Im going to download it and never be able to get it working. Then Ill uninstall it but it will be one of those programs without its own uninstaller and Ill have to go through Windows to uninstall but it wont uninstall everything and then Ill have little remnants of this crap program that didnt work in the first place floating around my harddrive that will drive me nuts and Ill have to pick though my registry deleting rogue files and Ill accidently delete the wrong thing now my computer wont start and Ive lost the only copy of my master piece animation that Ive spent 6 months on and Ill end up giving up CG and get a job at Dairy Queen and live at home forever with my parents all because I downloaded this program without knowing if it was any good. (catchs breathe)








Okay, maybe Im being a little pessimistic.

Apollux
07 July 2004, 10:50 PM
Okay, maybe Im being a little pessimistic.
Yea, specially on the Dairy Queen part ;)

Dene of Terror
07 July 2004, 01:43 AM
haha! thats really cool!! i might just try that app out......

(now what really stupid stuff can i make................. )

LiQ
07 July 2004, 03:54 AM
So oooold :p

I have a Quake2 marine standing next to my window, about 25cm high ;)

lol Give us a pic then!:D

???
07 July 2004, 04:21 AM
I can make a cube and a star without cutting the paper.

trthing
12 December 2004, 07:40 PM
But does anybody know of a similar software to make models that won't need glue to assemble?

Dennik
12 December 2004, 04:16 AM
Glue is niiiicce http://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/twisted.gifhttp://cgtalk.com/images/smilies/scream.gif

Apollux
12 December 2004, 05:23 AM
But does anybody know of a similar software to make models that won't need glue to assemble?
Then it wouldn't be paper... then it would be a 3D Printer, and those are QUITE EXPENSIVE.

trthing
12 December 2004, 12:52 PM
Heh, no... I meant the ones you have to assemble by fitting the flaps on slits cut on the carton itself. It is quite similar to using glue but it has subtle differences.

StephanD
12 December 2004, 12:57 PM
Didn't we used to have these Cut-N-Build paper models like 25 years ago in magazines?

Good idea though.

trthing
12 December 2004, 03:00 PM
Exactly: I didn't know the right wording... Cut-N-Build

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