Discussion in 'Pepakura Designs & Builds' started by Rhaven Blaack, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This section is for those who use Pepakura.
    You can start a thread and post what you wish on instruction and technique. If you make a model and wish to distribute it through ZEALOT, then upload it to the DOWNLOAD Section and place a link to it.
    Tutorials are we are looking for here, as well as design threads, which would show the technique in use, and the end results. State that the Thread is a tutorial thread and its intended purpose, and what you will be focusing on.

    These threads will be really read, so expect a big following!!!
    Threads should name their specific intent. Tutorials on using Pepakura, How to apply texture, etc., and all of the tricks.
    Questions should be thought out, but there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers. So don't feel afraid to ask. Make sure you have read the thread first, so that you are not asking a question that has been answered.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2014
  2. Printer

    Printer Member

    I for one, will be interested in this forum. I just DLd Pepakura to my Mac Pro to look into some design of structures for my model RR. *(I run Mac OSX and Windows 7 side by side)*
    I have the attention span of a gnat these days. Having a ready reference forum will help me out. I'm new to the designing of paper models. My specific era of RRing (Texas/Indian Territory 1850/1870) makes it near impossible to find ready to fold pieces, so making my own is my last resort.
  3. marcio mmts

    marcio mmts New Member

    ihunt one pepakura tutorial for download, help me pleas
  4. Taek

    Taek Member

    Wish to upload some of my works but I need a month to get into cuz I'm a newbie on "zealot". :( Well... rule is a rule so I can wait!!! ...sigh..
  5. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Well, I hope my USS Defiant will be ready by the time I can upload :)
  6. generaldiaz

    generaldiaz New Member

    so small question, what exactly is pepakura? I have heard of it before, but I have no idea what it is. I have seen some of the results of it and they are absolutely amazing!
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Pepakura is a program for designing and unfolding models.
    Here is the link to the site:
    Most of the designers who make armor will use this program.
    If you download a model that was designed in Pepakura (you will know because it will be in .pdo format), you will need (at least the view, which is free to download) in order to build the model.
    There are some designers that will use this program as their "instructions" for a model that they designed and the kit is in .pdf format.
  8. generaldiaz

    generaldiaz New Member

    hmm that is interesting. I will definitely have to look into that. thank you for the little description. I would love to get into making armor somewhere down the road and im sure I will get very familiar with it.
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You are more than welcome.
    Good luck with it. When you do make the armor, please post photos.
    I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
  10. generaldiaz

    generaldiaz New Member

    don't hold your breath, it may take a while for that. I tried years ago to make armor and it was really bad.
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    There are quite a few members here who have started threads on making different types of armor.
    Here is one thread in particular:
    Send this guy a private message and see if he is able to give you any ideas, pointers, or tips on how to improve your skills.
    Not only that, but search throughout the forum to see what all you can find on such and make contact with the people who started the different threads to see what they may say and if they can give you advice as well.

    Either way, I wish you the best of luck with all that you do.!
  12. generaldiaz

    generaldiaz New Member

    thank you very much. I will definitely check some of that out and see what I can learn.
  13. wingsabre

    wingsabre New Member

    For building models, car models, or ship models, do you guys build everything on pepakura? As in option 1: you build the model, skin it, and then disassemble it on the same program, or option 2: you build the model on another program, then upload it to pepakura? If you build the model on a separate program, and then import it on pepakura, which program do you use?
  14. generaldiaz

    generaldiaz New Member

    from what I have seen it is designed in a separate program then imported into pepakura. I may be wrong, but I don't believe that you can actually create in pepakura (don't quote me). I have seen several AutoCAD programs used along with google sketch up, and blender. I know there are some other ones, but off the top of my head I cant think of them. depends on your skill level in some of these programs, which one you may like. AutoCAD and sketch up because I have experience in AutoCAD and sketch up is actually pretty simple to make things in. well they all are once you know what you are doing.
  15. eric_son

    eric_son Member

    You are correct. You cannot create new models using Pepakura.
    However, Pepakura does give you some limited options for editing an existing model.
    -- join open edges, delete objects, split edges (i've yet to try this).
    -- it also allows you to play around with the textures via swapping/changing bitmap files.
  16. generaldiaz

    generaldiaz New Member

    yeah.. im am not messing with that kind of stuff. I simply want it so I can print out the model. I can do all that stuff after building it. I just printed out my first model from it. I cant wait to start building my republic commando DC-17m

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