Pepakura Unfolding Contest

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by PepMaster, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. PepMaster

    PepMaster Sr Member

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    Unfolding: To take a 3D Model and Create a Pepakura File from the 3D Model.
    Pepping: To Build a Pepakura Model that has been unfolded.
    Just to make that clear.
    I have decided to start a contest for the other pepakura unfolders of the RPF, there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for the unfolders. 1st Prize will be a 1 Year Premium Membership, 2nd Prize will be a 6 Month Membership, 3rd Prize will be a 1 Month Membership.
    The 3D Model in question that will be picked to be unfolded will be the Mortal Kombat 9 Cyber Sub-Zero Helmet. When you finish your unfold send the .PDO file to Cylonproject2000@Gmail.com . Do not post a screenshot of your unfold, or the link to the unfold here. You may state that you have finished it and sent it off for judging but that's it. I will judge each file and pick the winners on November the 18th. This will basically be a contest to see who can unfold the best file.
    If you do not have a license for Pepakura Designer to save your work and send it in, unfold the file and take a screenshot of the finished file showing both the 3D and 2D Windows) in Pepakura Designer and send either a .JPEG, .PNG or .BMP file to my E-Mail address.
    Here is the .PDO File to get you started, this will open with Pepakura Designer. Good Luck.
    Cyber Sub-Zero Helmet.pdo
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  2. Bootlegger137

    Bootlegger137 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Pep...fantastic idea, and very generous of you. :thumbsup

    I'll be watching this thread to see the winners, but I won't be entering because...

    I'm not a pepper, you're a pepper, and I'm sure others would like to be peppers too. ;)
     
  3. PepMaster

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    Thanks, Just so people know this would be considered a Intermediate file. About a difficulty of 6/10 to unfold.
     
  4. GBRob

    GBRob Active Member

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    This would be great practice for noobie peppers.
     
  5. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    dont underestimate it :)

    it got some pretty fine lines, and small pieces, that will drive you insane
     
  6. PepMaster

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    Ha I'm already there. I actually unfolded this a few weeks ago, it took me a good 6 hours of planning and unfolding to look good. This is just a contest to see how well others can do it.
     
  7. Star Wars Chick

    Star Wars Chick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Kudos for doing this!
     
  8. elro

    elro Active Member

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    Are there meant to be the split lines in this model?
     
  9. Rebo

    Rebo Well-Known Member

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    I'm done, well almost.

    I've just done one side of the helmet, now I just need to mirror that on the other side and sort the flaps out.
    What scale should I set?.

    I'm not taking part in the comp, you can pass the prize on when, erm... if I win.:)
    I just thought I'd give it ago for fun as I haven't unfolded for a long while, there are a couple of head scratchers in there but I worked them out in the end.
     
  10. PepMaster

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    Split lines? You mean open edges? On one side I put open edges there so if a person wanted to they could remove that as a panel and show electronics.
     
  11. elro

    elro Active Member

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    Yeah those :D

    Wasnt sure if they were intentional or not, for eg; In the back of the head some parts of the model are overlapping through the mesh, and the back head plates have a open edge on the inside which I dont think is meant to be open.

    Do the rules state this must be unfolded the way this model is, or are we allow to retopologise (to the same spec - no lowering of mesh quality) to improve the edge loops?
     
  12. Sigma-LS

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    Is there an official scale? That will affect the parts layout.

    I just guestimated 26cm since that's about standard for 5'9 male mask.
     
  13. PepMaster

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    275-290mm High would be a good option. But feel free to go with what seems best. If you use Pepakura Designer 3 it gives you the option to export the file as a OBJ. You may use that option to do work on the 3D Model if you chose but no removing detail.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011
  14. elro

    elro Active Member

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    OK cool as :p
     
  15. Sigma-LS

    Sigma-LS Sr Member

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    Man, I got it unfolded and tabs sorted but I just hate arranging the parts.

    I'm assuming we get graded on neatness too? :darnkids
     
  16. Rebo

    Rebo Well-Known Member

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    My effort has been sent, good luck guys.
     
  17. PepMaster

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    So far 3 entries recieved.
     
  18. jnjoker100

    jnjoker100 Active Member

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    Anything new with this?
     
  19. PepMaster

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    OMG, I completely forgot about this. I need to get in touch with Art to get the Prizes done,
    the 3rd person did'nt want a prize. So for the winners 1st, and 2nd. Rebo get's 1st with a 1 year Premium and Sigma-LS get's a 6 month subscription on me. I'll get in touch with Art tonight to get it taken care of.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  20. jnjoker100

    jnjoker100 Active Member

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    Thanks brother.
     
  21. Rebo

    Rebo Well-Known Member

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    :) Woohoo! I won.:)

    Pepmaster, I don't wish to claim my prize. I entered just for fun and don't chat nearly enough to warrant a sub, but thank you for the generous offer.

    You could post up all the entrants files though so we can see how everyone went about pepping it.:)
     
  22. vortex4200

    vortex4200 New Member

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    Awsome looking model
     
  23. Rotaerc

    Rotaerc New Member

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    Anyone here want to take on a pepakura project for me I need a model captured and unfolded.
     
  24. kronos

    kronos New Member

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    can you put out another file because I cant download it
     
  25. tk1055

    tk1055 Sr Member

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    Folks look at the date before posting. Pepmaster has been banned for a few months now.
     

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