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That is a lot of little cuts!
Are you still offering the pepakura files for sale ???
you sir are a legend.....I think the cutting of this pep will bring ppl to tears:P
I just finished my companion cube pepakura model. Now i had some practice.
Those round shapes of the portal gun look nice! should be much easier than cutting hundreds of triangles.
Thanks for sharing!
would you be able to let me know how you exported the solidworks file to pepakura? is there some sort of tutorial i can go to? I know how to use solidworks by the way (mechanical engineer student )
it's easy as a cake.
First, save your SolidWorks part as VRML file (.WRL) (DON'T FORGET to set in save options VRML'97 version of export, it's essential!)
Second, open your .WRL file in free program MeshLab and export mesh as .OBJ
Third, open this .OBJ in Pepakura Designer.
Oh totally awesome! Thanks for the file! You are totally the best. Isn't there a button somewhere to increase your rep? Seriously. I'm super grateful.
Are you sure the round shells are the difficult part? I thought this would be the easiest part since there are no tiny corners. I made a 20cm pepakura companion cube and the worst part were the small pink lines and prefolding all the tiny flaps.
I wonder how you will make the claws. maybe it is easier to use a thick plastic plate and use the pepakura prints just as a template to cut them.
looks amazing so far! kind of considering taking this on, but im not sure. pepekura was never my thing haha
I ENJOY THIS.
Seriously though, looks great! How are you gluing it together? It looks very clean.
Last edited by Aphius; Sep 22, 2011 at 8:37 PM. Reason: Added Question
Wait, nevermind, saw the photo.
And unlike me you had a base cube inside for better stability. It was a bad idea to only cut the pepacura parts, sometimes you just need some kind of stable skeleton. Also i need thicker paper next time.That is why I made 45 cm weighted companion cube =)
Will you also reinforce the parts from the inside with fiberglass? Might be difficult if you glue the barrel together already.
Did you just quit this project?
Hallo from Bulgaria Just started this awesome project, and i was wondering is there a substitute for resin because it's pretty expensive here, for the price of 50ml i would build 2 more portal guns.Can i use papier mache or just something else that is cheaper that would not bend the model while drying.10x a lot
This is probably a silly question but what program do you use to open the pdo file?
btw, you are incredible!!!!