When you play classic games, do you find the sprites too... Flat? Wishing for a little more depth? Well, I'm afraid I can't do anything to your games, but at least now you can have your very own, 3D, tangible Mario sprite. All you need is a printer, paper, scissors, glue and a little experience.
Started off as some orthographic sketches to help me visualise what I thought Mario would look like in 3D, based off his sprites from the NES game Super Mario Bros. Modelled and textured in Blender, and then imported into Pepakura Designer to be unfolded as a net. I the testbuilt it and finalised the template.
The result of my build is shown! The head, feet and body are all separate, so it's pose able to a certain extent. The background is a large sheet of blue paper and some scaled up, printed out sprites.
The bottom left shows the other included versions. As well as classic Mario there's classic Luigi, Fire Mario and Donkey Kong Mario. Included in the download are .pdos and .pdfs for each version of the template and .jpg instructions.
Before building, make sure you have made a few simpler papercrafts first, otherwise you might find it difficult.Or you might be a natural, how the hell should I know?
another custom modelled 3D papercraft based on 2D sprites. This time it's Princess Zelda, and she was actually a lot harder (to build the 3D model of) than Link because of the lack of any side or back sprites. I had to make up my own, which was the first time I've ever attempted something like that. Anyway, I'm very happy with how it came out, and I actually like her better than Link! Unsure whether to do some more complicated sprites next, or some enemies from Loz (the NES game.) Maybe it should be Ganon next...
Some horrible words from Paperkraft.net:[link] I'm sorry, but the original sprite looks like a troll. Just workin' with what I've got here. Haters gonna hate.
Sorry about the awful pic, guys! Photography is NOT my forte. Download here: [link]
Rattly the rattlesnake from Donkey Kong country 2 Designed and built by me. This is the download [link] If you build it put a weight on the tail (piece 36 or 37) before closing the model, to make it stand