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FAQ: Papercraft & Pepakura

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by Carpathia, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. BlackStar9280

    BlackStar9280 New Member

    Wow. That program looks awesome! Thank you, all of you for taking time to answer. :)
  2. SoldierGirl

    SoldierGirl New Member

    I double-checked, this question is not in the FAQs list. My printer only prints in portrait (cheap little 80 dollar printer) and cannot be changed to print landscape. However, the pepakura file I'm using is lined up as landscape. When I changed the orientation in pepakura to portrait, the paper on the right switches to landscape but all the pieces stay portrait and become completely out of line and not printable. While I could take a solid half hour moving and shifting and rotating the individual pieces to realign them as they were, I'd rather ask if there is an option to rotate the pieces WITH the paper when changing the orientation. I tried selecting all pieces and rotating but it only lets me rotate one piece at a time. Thanks very much for your time.
  3. Skeet103

    Skeet103 New Member

    In hoping this thread is still active as I have i guess a strange question....

    I am making a very large pep piece, And I Have Multiple full pages That Need To Be Joined Together.

    Is There A Way To Print Them Without The Face, And Still See The Border Of The Margin So I Can Join To Pieces Of Paper Together. In The Current State Its ALOT of Wasted Ink.

    My only workaround is count how many i need total, print one and then go to a photocopier to make copies. Though this is kind of a pain...

    Thanks in advance
  4. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    Hi Skeet103 , I'm having a little bit of a hard time understanding your question. (The capitalized words aren't helping)

    There is a way to print page corner lines in Pep Designer for helping line up multiple pages. I can't seem to find this option at the moment. I know it existed in Pep Designer 3.

    The quickest solution would seem to be to just break up your large pieces to fit on their own pages. 2D Menu > Edit Mode > Join/Disjoin Face - Then when you hover over the 2d pieces a green line will appear and if you click it your piece will be separated. Click the red line to join back together. And be sure to set you page margins to the minimum possible.

    If you are still having trouble, try to take a screen shot so I can see what you're trying to do.

    Good luck!
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  5. Skeet103

    Skeet103 New Member

    [QUOTE="PerniciousDuke, post: [/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the reply and the good info

    and sorry for the CAPS...its a weird thing my tablet does... OK so I am not crazy, I thought PEP3 had something like that but for the life of me it doesn't seem to show up in 4

    that being said I thought about breaking it up which is what I think I'll do, just seemed like so much work...
  6. Dirtdives


    Unfortunately sometimes when unfolding a 3D item in Pepakura, some pieces tend to be much larger than a single sheet of paper and needs some fine tuning. I was also a bit confused like PerniciousDuke regarding your post.........And 1 final item; the previous post is over a year old. Be aware of posts you reply to. Older post tend to push more recent and relevant posts down the line.
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  7. PerniciousDuke

    PerniciousDuke RXO 405th Regiment Officer

    I disagree Dirtdives about the old thread. Imo it's better to post a question ina FAQ or Help! Thread than to create a whole new thread just for one question.

    Skeet103 it is a bit more work. I'll poke around some more when I get a chance to see if that feature is hiding somewhere.
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