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    Oct 20, 2016, 5:57 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1926

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    Is there a service that you can upload your unfolded models to, have them printed and cut, and shipped to you? I could have sworn something like this exists, but all of my google searches are giving me tutorials on how to print them yourself.
    There used to be a couple of guys on here that did that, one disappeared and the other one ripped off a bunch of people. I don't know of anyone now that still does.
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    Oct 27, 2016, 10:19 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1927

    Got a question and I can't find an answer to it. I am doing my first ever pepakura project and have just started assembly on a Genji helmet. I am using hot glue and I am about 1/5 or so through assembly. I have noticed that there are some slight gaps or maybe glue thicker on some tabs than other, or that there is a bump of hot glue on the outside of the helmet. I've stopped total assembly until I find the answer to this but will this effect me when I go to resin it later? If so, in what way? Do I need to redo the parts I have assembled and use a different glue to get rid of the thick glue on tabs, gaps, glue on the outside of the helmet? I can post some pics if needed. Like I said, this is my first time ever trying this but I want to learn and do it right. Is it worth heating the glue up and try to salvage (this could be a pain and may be more worth it to print out the pieces I've assembled thus far and redo with a different glue. It's all done with cardstock if that helps clear any questions
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    Oct 29, 2016, 5:37 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1928

    I'm planning a set of Halo 4 Master Chief armor soon, but I'm nervous of my abilities. What are some good Skyrim/Star Wars/Marvel props I can practice on, without wasting too much ink or paper?
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    Oct 31, 2016, 8:23 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1929

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    I'm planning a set of Halo 4 Master Chief armor soon, but I'm nervous of my abilities. What are some good Skyrim/Star Wars/Marvel props I can practice on, without wasting too much ink or paper?
    Hi takanuva, you can follow Bill Doran's amazing serie of videos on Skyrim costume (it also includes free templates )...











    Best regards from Argentina...
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    Nov 6, 2016, 12:11 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1930

    Thanks, I'm going to watch those videos ASAP. I have some thin craft foam that needs some using. Here's two pictures of pieces so far, I'm making a test shin. If it fits, make a second, if not, ad nauseam.
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    How clean is my pepping?
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    Nov 11, 2016, 4:30 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1931

    hello, im semi-experienced in modelling(plastic model kits, legos, ect) but this is the first time ive tried papercraft. ive made three models that im very proud of, but im having trouble printing stuff. ive read 50+ random pages on this thread and i have found a couple posts that have something to do with what im experiencing.

    my first print zoomed through the printer and printed only the page number showed up. tried again, same thing, so i did what a suggestion said and changed the settings to print lines clearly but only the lines printed without textures. the model on the screen has textures which i would like to use, but it prints without them.
    i saw a question and suggestion on yahoo answers, "in the others settings, set the textures to on" and there is no "textures on/off" setting in the others settings menu.

    i was lucky enough that the first models i was doing happened to only be one page per model, and i was able to printscreen and paste to paint to print them that way,

    but im gonna try and do this http://www.mediafire.com/file/ax4ts0...Papermodel.rar which is actually 25 pages and using pepakura to print the pages will be much easier and better.

    i am not and have not had the black page printing problem.

    things that might matter;
    printer- kodak aio esp7
    regular 8 x 11 printer paper
    elmers spray adhesive
    exacto knife
    using the free version of pepakura

    i know that my tools are terrible, but it was 2 am last night when i decided to try papercraft for the first time and they are the best option that i have.
    if anyone can give me cheap, better options that will work with papercraft, i would love to know.
    if i am given a suggestion for paper types(i doubt ill ever actually be building armors or suits of any kind, so i dont need super heavy materials) that will benefit me when building 1/40 - 1/25 scale vehicles, i will try them.
    id also like to know some beginners tips if you would.
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    Nov 13, 2016, 8:56 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1932

    i would REALLY like to know why im seeing lines but no textures when printing...does ANYONE know or is this thread dead? cmon...if i printscreen and print that way, it wastes ink and the stuff is way darker than it should be and slightly pixelated. HELP ME PLEASE
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    Nov 13, 2016, 9:12 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1933

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    i would REALLY like to know why im seeing lines but no textures when printing...does ANYONE know or is this thread dead? cmon...if i printscreen and print that way, it wastes ink and the stuff is way darker than it should be and slightly pixelated. HELP ME PLEASE
    If you can see the textures in Pepakura designer but they are not printing, then it is very likely your printer's software/drivers. If the version of Pepakura you're using allows conversion to PDF, convert it and try printing that way.

    In Pepakura Designer (at least in my version), there is an option to turn textures on or off in the OTHERS tab across the top of the screen. If you check this to off, the textures in the 3d and 3d screens will disappear. My point is, if you can see textures on your screen, they are turned on to go to the printing software.
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    Nov 13, 2016, 10:43 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1934

    HOLY CRAP i really wish someone would have told me that sooner...i tried the print to pdf thing and WOW it prints 5x better than the way i was doing it...
    i just hope that the new prints will fit the current build...id feel bad if i wasnt able to finish it.
    sadly, it got to page 18/25 and stopped printing anything, guess it needs a break from printing all that ink. it did this earlier when i printed a bunch of pages. i waited 20 minutes, printed the new stuff and it prints better than i thought it ever could.
    is there a way to make the prints less dark though? its less dark than printing through paint screenshots but its still mega dark...id be very happy if someone could find me the snow camo version of the mech, would probably look a lot better and save me some ink.

    can anyone point me to some good spider mech papercrafts? i looked at the soviet spider tank from wot and im not impressed.
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    Nov 14, 2016, 12:15 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1935

    Adjust your printer settings, they are what was causing the other problems in the first place. You can adjust the properties in your print menus to something with the lowest ink use, like draft. THe settings option will be in that menu, in the manual, and online.
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    Dec 6, 2016, 5:02 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1936

    Looking for a Y-Wing Pilot helmet pdo. Is Dungbeetle still around? The files he released on cloud file servers seem to have all expired and disappeared.
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    Dec 15, 2016, 4:31 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1937

    I don't know what to search about my problem so I'm sorry if someone already asked this but what should I do when this happens http://imgur.com/ZTiSvFS
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    Dec 15, 2016, 5:31 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1938

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    I don't know what to search about my problem so I'm sorry if someone already asked this but what should I do when this happens http://imgur.com/ZTiSvFS
    Those are the extra parts from a foam unfold. On foam unfolds, a lot of the templates can be used for both the left and the right sides of the model by just flipping the template over. It just saves you from having to cut out identical (but mirrored) templates.
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    Dec 15, 2016, 11:05 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1939

    laellee said: View Post
    Those are the extra parts from a foam unfold. On foam unfolds, a lot of the templates can be used for both the left and the right sides of the model by just flipping the template over. It just saves you from having to cut out identical (but mirrored) templates.
    But it's not on paper, how do I print it out? I'ts all jumbled up together. I know some of the parts are in that jumbled mess, when I try to print, it only prints the 5 pages and ignores that pile of parts.
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    Dec 15, 2016, 11:15 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1940

    You have to place them in the "paper" section to be printed. Otherwise everything outside those pages is ignored.
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    Dec 16, 2016, 12:42 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1941

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    You have to place them in the "paper" section to be printed. Otherwise everything outside those pages is ignored.
    Don't I need to pay for that? I can't afford it
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    Dec 16, 2016, 12:51 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1942

    ok, well if you want, send me the file you have and I'll send you an adjusted file with just those pieces ready for print. send it to tgerakaris77@gmail.com
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    Dec 16, 2016, 4:32 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1943

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    ok, well if you want, send me the file you have and I'll send you an adjusted file with just those pieces ready for print. send it to tgerakaris77@gmail.com
    Oh my goodness, thank you so much. This means the world to me. I'll send it to you as soon as possible. The jumbled up parts can be seen if you zoom out.
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    Dec 16, 2016, 5:08 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1944

    no worries....

    Check your email... one of the two files you sent is done... the other is password protected, so I can't edit it in Pepakura Designer.
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    Dec 16, 2016, 7:27 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1945

    waffleman14 said: View Post
    Got a question and I can't find an answer to it. I am doing my first ever pepakura project and have just started assembly on a Genji helmet. I am using hot glue and I am about 1/5 or so through assembly. I have noticed that there are some slight gaps or maybe glue thicker on some tabs than other, or that there is a bump of hot glue on the outside of the helmet. I've stopped total assembly until I find the answer to this but will this effect me when I go to resin it later? If so, in what way? Do I need to redo the parts I have assembled and use a different glue to get rid of the thick glue on tabs, gaps, glue on the outside of the helmet? I can post some pics if needed. Like I said, this is my first time ever trying this but I want to learn and do it right. Is it worth heating the glue up and try to salvage (this could be a pain and may be more worth it to print out the pieces I've assembled thus far and redo with a different glue. It's all done with cardstock if that helps clear any questions
    Hi Waffleman,

    could you please post some photos of your project?
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 21, 2017, 3:43 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1946

    I currently have a few models I would like to papercraft with decals or logos as separate textures used on a 2D plane floating just about the model itself. Does anyone know how or if it's possible to "merge" these two pieces of geometry in 3DS Max or Blender so that pepakura views them as one and the decal is displayed properly on the model?
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 21, 2017, 5:21 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1947

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    I currently have a few models I would like to papercraft with decals or logos as separate textures used on a 2D plane floating just about the model itself. Does anyone know how or if it's possible to "merge" these two pieces of geometry in 3DS Max or Blender so that pepakura views them as one and the decal is displayed properly on the model?
    If I'm understanding you, it sounds like you're looking to apply those textures (the decals, images, whatever) to the actual pieces so they print in the correct spots in Pepakura? If so, here's a couple of ways to do it.

    First one, you would UV unwrap the model in your modeling software, this will give you a 2d template of the model that you then would use in Inkscape/Photoshop/whatever to add your decals to. That then gets plugged back into the modeling software where you can apply it to get your images on the model, and then you can export the model and materials for Pepakura. If it sounds like a lot of work, it is if you are not familiar with how all of that works. There are other ways to do this right from within the modeling software that could work, but once again it will take a bit of youtubing and tutorials to figure it out if you are new to UV work.

    Second one, and this might work a lot better for you if you are only adding a few decals on flat surfaces, is to do it right in pepakura. Once you have your base model in Pepakura, scaled and unfolded, you can manually import images, rescale them, and place them manually on the unfolded 2d templates. In Pepakura, you go into (if I remember right) 2D MENU>IMPORT IMAGE, that'll let you get your logo/decal/whatever into the program. After that, you can relocate it and orient parts to make it print where you want it on the paper templates. This is a workaround that won't help you too much ion curved and complex surfaces, but it's a fast way to do something like adding a label to a can of beer/whatever.

    These are not the only two ways to do this kind of thing, these are just two that I've personally done.
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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 21, 2017, 5:33 PM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1948

    You understood me perfectly and these definitely seem like viable options, I think I'll ask around in the Autodesk forum to see if there are any other methods to try. Thank you.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Jan 30, 2017, 2:48 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1949

    Hey guys, just wondering if anyone has adjustable pep files for the Snake Eyes armour from Retaliation? I know BlackKaos used to have them, but his profile shows he hasn't been active since mid last year.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Jan 31, 2017, 10:17 AM - Re: The PEPAKURA question thread - PLEASE READ RULES IN FIRST POST! #1950

    Hey RPF, I just painted a few pep pieces and I really messed up on some. A gust of wind blew a tiny pebble into the painted surface on one. The paint started to drip on the other piece (I think I may have sprayed too much paint). All of them are primed and wet sanded to 660 grit prior to painting. As of now, I'm waiting for the paint to dry.

    Should I sand of the imperfections and start over with the paint? What is the ideal course of action that I should take?

    Suggestions are highly appreciated

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