I looked around and I saw that you cut the chestpiece after hardening it. is taht before fiberglass or after?
Hello all. I was directed here by a friend who thought that pepakura might be an answer to a problem I am having creating something. I actually got to meet the person who started the whole pepakura thing at Dragon*con this year, so I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner.
If I wanted to create a custom piece of pepakura work, how would I go about even remotely trying to do so? While the idea of what I want to do is similar to things I've seen on this site, it is definitely a custom build. Thanks for any help!
Not sure on the details, but you will need to get some 3D modeling software and make a 3D model of the piece that you want to create. Then load that model into Pepakura Designer 3 and do the unfold. Or if you just want to learn to do the 3D modeling, there are plenty of people here (including myself) who are more than willing to do unfolds.
Sorry I couldn't be more help, but I'm not into the 3D modeling.
hey guys ive just started building a mark VI suit and ive run in to some issues
how do i scale the individual pieces i understand how to use the pepakura software but not how to get the scale right
also how do i scale the boots to fit my shoes?
if anyone could answer this it would be much appreciated
So i tried the "got a question post her thread" but it was closed. ..
I am a NOOB and am trying my first project. I have been exploring the site and its many assets for about a week now and I just found the AllN1 Halo Pepakura pack. I have no idea what Pepakura is anyways; however, I thought it would be a good tool to learn and so I dl'd the pack. When I unzipped it I found that the files were PDO files and I have never seen this file type before. How do I open them? What program do I use? Is it expensive?
OH! And where is a good place to read up/learn about Pepakura so I dont kill yall with questions?
You don't have to download those files in the post. You can open up any .PDO with Pepakura Designer. The program is free to use, but you can't save changes. If you want the save feature, you must buy a key, which is ~$40. Not really needed if you're just going to build armor.
And read through the stickies. They're located in several places:
That should cover everything you need to build armor.
Calipershow the hell can you get the mesurements right for your own head?
wht kind of glue should i use to glue the pieces together?