Modeling software and how to create my own models

Discussion in 'General modeling' started by Sergio Santilli, May 29, 2014.

  1. Sergio Santilli

    Sergio Santilli New Member

    Hi All,

    I browsed the forum looking for something similar to this but I couldn't found it.
    I'm a newbie in the papercraft modeling and I don't want to be just a consumer of other's work. I was wondering how can I create my own models.
    So far I have only found pepakura Designer and Metasequoia for modeling creation but I can't find the HOW.
    Could someone here please provide some light on how can I create my own models?

  2. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    it requires a lot of work, I am also starting metasequoia, try you tube for some great tutorials, go thru them some are junk. practice a lot. and keep asking.
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  3. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

  4. Sergio Santilli

    Sergio Santilli New Member

    Thanks for the info. @spaceagent-9, the issue with metasequoia is that I still not understand how to transition from the 3D model to the pieces on a paper...
    I'll keep investigating and I understand that this is like a new career as Designer lol
  5. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I could not make a box with Metasequoia. I am not sure I am even spelling it right. I recommend Rhino3D 5.0. Very Intuitive. I made these, they all unfold:

    [​IMG] F4.jpg F5.jpg htl1.jpg sl1.jpg stL2.jpg stl3.jpg stl4.jpg stl5.jpg F4.jpg :

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  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    @zathros: The 1:24 scale model of the Blackbird is 13" long which is about 7.92 m in reality. :)
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    @zathros Laura (The Blackbird) looks really good so far.
    (No intention of hijacking the thread).
  8. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Sergio, if you did get Rhino, I would be most willing to get you started. There are many (billions it seems) of tutorials on Rhino hosted on YouTube :)
  9. Sergio Santilli

    Sergio Santilli New Member

    I haven't yet, very busy weekend over here. I'll be finishing the X-Wing Starfighter from UHU02 today or tomorrow and I will have to create a post about it. so the training will have to wait. but I'm following the tutorials from D-WHALE and it's looking good so far
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  10. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    there was another good Metaseq-tutorial from NOBI (thaipaperworks), but i cant find it or it is no more online!
  11. Zubie

    Zubie New Member

    I'm a Blender user and quite fine with it (excited, after several years using it just discovered the power of making the components objects! [visualize hand slap on own head]). Recently though, I was at a local maker meeting and someone there showed me how to use "SolveSpace" (add the .com for the URL). I wouldn't recommend it for papermodeling, but this thread is in the alternative materials vein, and it does seem like a good alternative to other expensive CAD programs if you are running your own 3d printer or other cnc equip. There's a free version under Gnu Public License.
  12. SmallRealities

    SmallRealities New Member

    You may want to try TinkerCad as an intro to creating 3D files. It's a web based 3D design tool that has all of the basic function you'll need. The interactive tutorial is top-notch. It's by AutoDesk (the makers of AutoCad, 3D Studio Max, Maya and more)
  13. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    I wish there was a "poor man's" version of Maya. Maybe require a well known doctors note. That would really round out what I have. :violin:

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