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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Turn 3d into Real-D

OK, I posted this up over at Download Squad but thought I should mention it here too...

Pepakura Designer is a really boss but bizarre little app that takes 3DS or OBJ files (among others) and turns them into printable templates. Cut them out, glue them, bingo, you have your paper model of whatever you were doing on the computer. Neat-O.

Be prepared for a learning curve. Even the simple objects I tried turned out needlessly complex using the automatic settings. Problem is, it tends to split your meshes along the faces, not the polygons. Those of you working on 3ds max know what I mean, right? Thus, ragged edges where you could've had square ones. Oh well. I need to play with it some more...

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