Friday, May 16, 2008

Arwing Release


Ok, this is the first craft that I'm really proud to release. I ripped, textured, and converted the model to papercraft myself, so this is really an important step for me. It is, of course, the Arwing, from Starfox 64. From the red fox emblem on the back of the cabin, to the "SF" wings decal on the sides, it's pretty accurate. I have also written a guide for it, so, good luck building and I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More Ripping

I've been working like mad lately to iron out model ripping on other fronts--namely Playstation and N64 games. Still no luck with PSX models, although I think I've tried all the extractors out there that are applicable: from plug-ins for the emulators, to Dx9 rippers, and even OpenGL rippers. The last of those, OGLE, actually looked promising for a while, and it did produce

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ripping Models: The How-To Guide





Ok, I'm here, with all night to write, the music playin', and nothing to distract. I think I'll do most of the explaining, so the process will be laid out, complete with notes on what you need (where to get it) and how to use it. I'll add screenshots a little later (can't run the programs on my mac, and don't have access to win at the moment), but for now, I'll post the text details before I sign off tonight. Now going to work...

2:04 AM - Ok, here it is. The text is completed up to the point of editing the models--I will write that when I get the next chance. For now, I hope this is helpful; but, remember, it's not the final version.
Ripping Models for Papercraft v0.1.pdf

Also, I created the "Software" page (see the links above) to make all the programs I reference readily available. They can all be found there, in addition to the places cited in the guide. I hope this was all right to do (I wasn't sure). If anyone affiliated with these programs has a problem, my contact info is on the page. Please let me know and I'll take care of the issue as soon as possible.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

It Worked!


Finally, I got my first models ripped, just a few minutes ago. It worked! I can't wait--now I can finally write that set of instructions I've been mentioning and get a move on some more papercrafting (YES!!). Look for more details before the weekend ends; I don't have time to write them now, but I wanted to announce that it DID work. : p

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Hylian Shield Uploaded

Ok, the Hylian Shield is finally here and ready to be made. It's the Twilight Princess version and has a pretty simple layout. I have posted the template with three versions: the first is the typical lined version. It has the fold and cut lines marked so that you'll know what to do with the unlined version. The second template has lines and guide numbers, to help if you have

Thursday, March 6, 2008

100 Visitors - WooHoo!


That's right: yesterday the site's visitor counter hit 100! Wow, we should have a celebration! I wish I could release something fantastically great, but, (since I'm still working on Zelda) I'll cut the ribbon on a new page, instead. I'm going to take a leaf out of Ninjatoes' book and announce a gallery. If you want to send me a photo of your papercraft collection (or, even better, one of

Spring Break... Zelda Break?



Ahh, yes. That long-awaited occurrence known as Spring Break is approaching. Unfortunately, I will be out of internet range, for a while, so I won't be able to make any updates to the site. Hopefully, though, the freedom from schoolwork will give me the opportunity to finish the twilight princess version of Zelda I've been working on making into a papercraft... I've got her head

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Materials: A Success!


I was tooling around in Metasequoia earlier today, thinking how ridiculous it was that none of the textures would load for me in Meta, while when I could get textures in A:M, I couldn't export them in a way that Pepakura could read... when I realized I was the one being stupid (probably not all that uncommon an occurrence... : )  Anyway, the Material panel of meta simply

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Emulators...Grr

Hello all! The outlook on this project is still positive...possibly more so than ever, because I now have the Twilight Princess models: yay! I did run into a little trouble getting the textures to apply correctly, though, so don't expect any immediate papercraft offerings.

Monday, February 18, 2008

It'sa Me...


Hey! Today I bring you another simple craft, a primer for what I'm about to be getting into. I made Mario's Hat using A:M (to model), HamaPatch (to convert), Metasequoia (to clean up the model), and (of course) Pepakura to lay out the pattern. I am going to go ahead and post the pattern, so anyone interested can try it out, but I have a suspicion that the "M" decal

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Progress!


 
 Today has been an unbelievably encouraging day for my papercrafting hobbies. Though I still haven't comprehensively learned to rip models, I did find a whole range of them on the internet (here and here), and so I'll be able to work on with the process of turning them into models, even without having to wait until I can rip. Also, there may yet be hope of using my animation from

Friday, February 8, 2008

First Papercraft

 
Alright, I've got my first papercraft completed. It's the famous Lon Lon Milk Bottle, and, yes, it includes the proper Lon Lon label (what would Talon have said if I'd left it off?!). I actually modeled this one myself, and it's a simple craft, but I wanted to have something to put on the site, so I chose one I could finish pretty quickly. Besides, it's the drink of heroes. : )

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hi for the First Time

 

Hello, this is Navi03, resident of ye olde web site. I just discovered papercrafting last fall, and hungrily built a slew of them, beginning with Ninjatoes' Majora's Mask model, then Young Zelda, and, to my great pride, Wolf Link (that one took a while... : ) But, now, I've turned my attention to a new possibility: making my own papercrafts. So far, I've spent several weekends getting