New to Pepakura? Have a question? Please check out the wiki. How to actually wear these things???? Just lil bit And complete. New free tool for making papercraft model from 3D model update self. Sobre pepakura self.


Post this here for anyone interested : self. Does onyonw know how to make the model hollow? Currently intersect with one another, I tried boolean but it made certain object of my model disappear self.


Is there anyone here can read Japanese and please explain this for me? Pepakura Fiberglass self. Got a new workstation, should be a lot easier to get some work done, if I could solve the mystery of the missing glue spreader i. Finishing without resin? Help with a Diancie model self. Making Katana self. Shredder files on Onekura? Any way to downsize an assembled piece? Quick question! Colonial marine armour - helmet i. First pass with the resin, before sanding and rondo i.

Help decimating a STL. Does anyone take commission into making a Pepakura from a 3D object? Halfway done with my Daft Punk helmet.Pepakura Designer is an application created to help you extract paper craft models from 3D objects without the need of any special plugins or skills.

With it you can import a wide range of 3D objects and transform them into printable 2D designs. Right off the bat, Pepakura Designer is anything but complicated to use. Its interface is neatly organized and can easily pass as an uncluttered piece of software if you can overlook the many small toolbar icons. Although, even that possible setback fades as you get used to them and what they do.

The application in question is capable of unfolding models of all shapes and sizes as long as they are correctly created and error free after export. On the other hand, if things go smoothly and you get to the point where you can freely rotate the object on any axis and zoom in and out, then you can rest assured that you are also able to create the 2D printable layout. All it takes is just one click. There is a lot more to Pepakura Designer that has been left for you to discover, such as its ability to join and disjoin faces, check their correspondence and even measure distances between points.

These, with many others grant it the status of a practical, powerful and very easy to use tool for anyone who needs to create paper craft models. Pepakura Designer. A straightforward and highly comprehensive application that you can use to make papercraft models from 3D models generated by high end software. What's new in Pepakura Designer 4. Read the full changelog. Pepakura Designer was reviewed by Alexandru Chirila.

Load comments. Pepakura Designer 4. All rights reserved.Hey,I make lots of things, out of allsorts of materials,but recently ive done a few helmets,I've done a few at different skill levels and I thought I'd share a few of the pepakura lids I've made over the last year, people have been asking about what ones I've made and should make so I thought I'd just show you, this isn't an instructable on how to make them, but it does help you see the steps and what goes into making a pep file, and for me, it's nice to see them all together and I can clear out half of my phone camera roll for memory space too!

This was my first one I think, it's not fibreglassed as I didn't really know what I was doing, the cards 4mm think, and doubled up everywhere to make it 8mm, the dome top is a pro-tec helmet for skating or biking etc, I don't think I used any bondo too, it's all card and sanding and gluing and paint.

This was the first proper pepakura file, fully done and fibreglassed, then bondo'd and sanded and everything that's kinda related to making a pep helmet, it's a bit rough round the edges, there's a lot more work to do on it but I just haven't had the time, I will one day! This ones a work in progress, the pep is all done, and it's fibreglassed, but that's as far as I've taken it so far, I did this one in the coloured card just to see what it would come out like, I quite like it with all the lines and stuff showing, but it'll be bondo'd and worked on when I can be bothered.

This ones again half way done, it needs the visor doing which I'm having trouble with and there's LEDs to set into the sides, apart from that all the major pep work and glass and bondo and paint is done, it's clear coated and ready to be finished when I can. This ones all done, it's probably the best one so far, I got a good run at it, I seem to work quiet well when I get a good few hours at work at a time, I did this because I wanted to explore the metal paint work effects and the bone paint etc, I like it.

This was just a test really, I wanted to see what mirrored card would work like, and if I could get the pep really close that I could fibreglass the inside and leave the mirrored outside, it's ok but it's more an experiment than anything.

I'm looking forward to it, and dreading it at the same time! This is pepakura scout trooper lid, just at the the pep stage, it's to cold In my garage to fiberglass at the mo, so it'll have to wait to be worked on more. I finished this one, even though half way I knew it was gonna be to small, I wanted to use the horns and bits for another project.

So the deadric was to small, so I was going to use the horns for a medievil fett lid I wanted to make, as it turned out I never used them, they might come in handy for something in the future. Having done a load of skyrim and Star Wars stuff I wanted to do a mash up and see what happened, this is what I came up with, a medievil boba fett lid, it's kinda odd but I like it. So yeah that's pretty much most of the pep helmets I've done, there's some that are in the bin that didn't work, there's some that I messed up in glass or bondo, or the paint is terrible and it got binned, the point is, try it, if you enjoy it, good for you!

Keep it up! It doesn't matter how good you are,it's all part of the fun! Edit : so that's a few more I've been working on while it's to cold outside to be messing about in my workshop tiny garage with a small bench! Lol I'm hope when the weather turns I can get out there and start to get some of these and other projects finished, for now I'm on with a brotherhood of steel fallout pep, should be an interesting build, part pepakura, part found object and scavaged parts, anyways happy holidays to you all, thanks to instructables for such a wonderful platform to show our works and happy building!

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Pepakura Helmets

Reply 5 years ago. Check out my other instructables for instructions, this is just a collection of what could be made with the techniques show in the other instructables. Go to google and type in master chief pepakura files. Someone was nice enough to place all the halo file in one spot. It would be the wiki page. Reply 6 years ago on Introduction. Reply 6 years ago. Introduction: Pepakura Helmets. By matson23 Follow. More by the author:. Did you make this project? Share it with us!

I Made It! Mini Infinite Supernova by thapaakash in Paper.Many software solutions that are dedicated to 3D design are accompanied by separate tools that will serve a simple purpose, namely the previewing of the files created by the main application. Such a utility is the one going by the name of Pepakura Viewer and it was made to complement Pepakura Designer. The tasks that can be carried out with the help of this particular program include loading and analyzing paper models, as well as printing the template that will be used to put together the design and thus bring the concept to life.

The interface of Pepakura Viewer is clean and simple, with all the functions easily accessible from the main toolbar or from the corresponding menus. Once you open a Pepakura Designer file, you will be able to look at it from two perspectives: 3D and 2D. The three-dimensional view enables you to rotate the model and look at it from pretty much any angle. Insofar as the flat view is concerned, it will help you make an idea on how the paper template should be cut from the sheet it is printed on.

When it comes to the viewing options of the software, there are quite a few you can activate from the dedicated menu. It is also possible to have part names shown in the 2D view, the page numbers and others that are useful in understanding how the end-product will look like. The customization settings include a most useful texture configuration area from where you can assign the images you wish to be used in your design.

On the whole, the viewer features are well represented and the extra functionality offered by Pepakura Viewer can surely make it the best tool for handling Pepakura Designer files. Pepakura Viewer. A very easy to use application that was especially tailored for those who need to analyze and print three-dimensional paper designs. What's new in Pepakura Viewer 4. The setting of the edge color is reflected when outputting in SVG format.

Line thickness is set 0. Read the full changelog. Pepakura Viewer was reviewed by Olivian Puha. Load comments. Pepakura Viewer 4. All rights reserved.Paper modelsalso called card models or papercraftare models constructed mainly from sheets of heavy paperpaperboardcard stockor foam.

This may be considered a broad category that contains origami and card modeling. Origami is the process of making a paper model by folding a single paper without using glue or cutting while the variation kirigami does.

Card modeling is making scale models from sheets of cardstock on which the parts were printed, usually in full color. These pieces would be cut out, folded, scored and glued together. Papercraft is the art of combining these model types to build complex creations such as wearable suits of armor, life size characters, and accurate weapon models.

Pepakura Designer 4 Tutorial - Transforming your 3D model into a 2D pattern

Sometimes the model pieces can be punched out. More frequently the printed parts must be cut out. Edges may be scored to aid folding.


The parts are usually glued together with polyvinyl acetate glue "white glue", "PVA". In this kind of modeling the sections are usually pre-painted, so there is no need to paint the model after completion.

Some enthusiasts may enhance the model by painting and detailing. Due to the nature of the paper medium, the model may be sealed with varnish or filled with spray foam to last longer.

Some enthusiasts also use paper crafts or perdurable to do life-sized props starting by making the craft, covering it with resin and painting them. Some also use photo paper and laminate them by heat, thus preventing the printed side from color wearing-out, beyond improved realistic effect on certain kinds of models ships, cars, buses, trains, etc. Paper crafts can be used as references to do props with other materials too. The first paper models appeared in Europe in the 17th Century with the earliest commercial models were appearing in French toy catalogues in The popularity of card modeling boomed during World War IIwhen paper was one of the few items whose use and production was not heavily regulated.

Micromodelsdesigned and published in England from were very popular with different models, including architectureships, and aircraft. Commercial corporations have recently begun using downloadable paper models for their marketing examples are Yamaha and Canon. The availability of numerous models on the Internet at little or no cost, which can then be downloaded and printed on inexpensive inkjet printers has caused its popularity again to increase worldwide.

Home printing also allows models to be scaled up or down easily for example, in order to make two models from different authors, in different scales, match each other in sizealthough the paper weight might need to be adjusted in the same ratio. Inexpensive kits are available from dedicated publishers mostly based in Eastern Europe ; examples include Halinski, JSC Models and Maly Modelarz, a portion of the catalog of which date back to Experienced hobbyists often scratchbuild models, either by first hand drawing or using software such as Adobe Illustrator.

An historical example of highly specialized software is Designer Castles for BBC Micro and Acorn Archimedes platforms, which was developed as a tool for creation of card model castles.

The use of 3D models greatly assists in the construction of paper models, with video game models being the most prevalent source.

Pepakura PDO Files

The video game or source in question will have to be loaded into the computer. Various methods of extracting the model exist, including using a model viewer and exporting it into a workable file type, or capturing the model from the emulation directly.

The methods of capturing the model is often unique to the subject and the tools available. Readability of file formats including propriety ones could mean that a model viewer and exporter is unavailable outside of the developer.Pepakura or "pep" is a Japanese word which means "papercraft".

We use it to refer to paper 3d models, much like origami, that are created using a program called "Pepakura Designer," made by [ Tama Soft ]. With this program, a 3d model file can be imported and then unfolded into patterns that can be then printed out onto paper, cut out, and then folded and glued into a paper 3d model. The original 3d model file, once imported into the Pepakura Designer program, and unfolded, is saved and distributed to the masses as a ".

PDO" file or as a "pep file". Unfolding a 3d file correctly can be tedious and difficult, which is why PDO files are so popular; all the work has been done for you except the printing, cutting, folding, and gluing! Pepakura Designer is availible as a free demo that will not allow you to save PDO files, or you may buy the full version relatively inexpensively and begin distributing your own PDO files for others to use.

All you need to do is scale the model, reshuffle the patterns on the pages, and get some decent paper ready in your printer.

Some people have problems finding the correct scale, but there is a short set of instructions availible here on the wikia that should help you in Adjusting the Sizes It is also strongly recommended that you read the Pepakura Tutorialwhich is a great place to learn how to do it correctly, with pictures to help you.

Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. For Pepakura Tutorials, see Pepakura Tutorial. For Pepakura Safety Concerns, see Safety. Categories :. Cancel Save.In this tutorialyou will learn what is Pepakura and how to use it. This is short 6 stepcomprehensive introduction into a world of paper models.

First time a lot of people may have a problem how to actually fold the paper: what are all the different lines solid, dash, dash-dot-dash? The choice is yours! How much do you need? Cannot help here. I got sick from the smell of it after I glued like 1 page of pepakura and the glue stick barely shrank. Pepakura is really time consuming hobby!

Well it depends on how handy and skilled you are :. Thanks guys the support. I started this as help for others and now it is a number 1 tutorial here on Instructables and placed on 1st place if you google for "Pepakura" or "Pepakura tutorial" or "Pepakura how to". Great Instructable! I had actually been thinking about starting a pepakura project and you've helped me a lot. Reply 7 years ago on Introduction. It will be complete series made of several instructables.

Good luck with your project.


By the way, could you substitute construction paper, something common in craft sections, for cardstock? Reply 3 years ago. Sure, some bigger models there you could cardstock, you could print it out on regular paper, glue it to cardstock and go from there with some adjustments. Thanks for your help. I would like to start a pepakura project and I now know how to begin. I'm not surprised that this is a very popular instructable, it is concise, easy to follow and informative.

Hi Brian and thanks for the kind words : I am glad my instructable helped you to start with your project. Hi you need the software to get the base model. After that you can use paper mache to make it stronger. Reply 4 years ago. By krsiak krsiak. More by the author:. I do not use this glue and do not advise it. If you push hard on it, breaks down leaves big chunks all over which is bad.

Now you have all the info you need to start building! Print it. Cut it out with scissors. Get details with a hobby knife. Glue it. Build it. My Dragon priest helmet took me 14 hours to complete: cutting the paper 3 hours glue all parts 11 hours Well it depends on how handy and skilled you are :.

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