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Rayek
07-19-2006, 04:55 AM
I've posted this in the general discussion as well, but it seems to be more fitting to post it here...

If you're interested in outputting a 3d-model to paper, have a look at Pepakura:

http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/

It's good clean fun and very cheap to buy ($38!). Imagine outputting your realtime models to physical paper models! Or if you ever have to create packaging with Lightwave (or any other 3d app) this might fit the bill. btw I recommend some kind of pdf-printer (some are free to download) to be able to edit the end result in Illustrator (e.g. adjust the fold line strokes). It's also possible to create giant paper versions that way by scaling.

Cheers,

R.

manholoz
07-21-2006, 12:53 PM
I have pepakura, and it is a very nice application indeed! I have not used it for any real work, only for explaining some sloped roof designs I have made, and personal stuff. But it is a really nice piece of software!

mjcrawford
07-21-2006, 01:28 PM
Cool idea.. I would love to see a paper model of a 100million poloy monser! :D