as you may know shit take long and after the first poor and lazy try of a papercraft tutorial i'm proudly present the second better version, where i'm gonna explain every single step what i do when i'm build a papermodel out of a 3d mesh
after meanwhile three years of papercrafting i still can say, it is one of the best hobbys i've ever had and with this little series i wanna show you that it is not that hard as it looks but also that there is much more work behind as you may know
About the Tutorial: This tutorial is ground basic specially the first part, where i am explaining the first steps in Metasequoia what means, it counts for beginner and also professional 3d desinger the only thing what you should have is some knowledge in papercrafting where you start what is possible to build and what not
for this tutorial i'm using Metasequoia, a great freeware 3d editor what you can download "here" if you are allready using an other programm like 3dsmax, Lightwave or Blender, you can of course use one of these it doesn't matter because the method is the same
i also use Photoshop but every other image editor should do the same the only thing what you have to purchase is the "Pepakura Desinger" because only the Viewer is free
About the 3d models: there are a lot of model sources out there google is your best friend here but i will NOT explain how to receive or where you can download 3d game models that is not the meaning of this tutorial and here starts also the illegal part why? to recieve 3d meshes out of games, you have mostly break or rip them and you can imagine, the most developer don't really pleased by that
but as i said, google is your best friend here
ok then, enough talking let's start with the first picture where Metasequoia is allready installed
the topic of the sixth and last part of the Tutorial Series contains the building relative to my first "Papercraft Starter Tutorial" i don't explain how to build a papercraft but it contains a few tipps and tricks what i earned over the time -what are the white label sheets for -how to build a lineless model with some tricks -some usefull tools and so on
Yup, It's two sets of headphones for vocaloid Rin and Len. Hopefully my friends like the results.
Cosplay by: as Rin as Len
Thanks to sakana for helping me with the pattern Printout.
As usual. It's another last minute chionging of work out of my packed schedule. Is like kick start doing from last weekend. I never capture the process of making previously, as I was rushing to complete few days before flying for CF 2009 in KL. So sorry.
As the lightings itself, I made, fixing the Leds inside the headphones instead of just having on them on the surface. In this way, the light diffuse nicely and even instead of just disperse.
This is not something new. For the Benefits of those interested in Vocaloid Magnet and enquired on the making of the Headphones and Photos. I did another Updates For you guys.
Basic supply list: -Veg-tan leather (this can be bought in 8x12in pieces at Hobby-Lobby for $10 each) -White leather strip for the lace (Hobby-Lobby in the Jewlry section) -Sharp scissors and/or xacto knife -Grommets 3/8 in (this can be found at Joann Fabrics) -Grommet setter (also at Joann) -Hammer -Leather hole punch (optional) -Tools for tooling the leather (optional) -Spray bottle of water -Acrylic paint or Eco-flo leather paint -Eco-flo satin sheen -Paint brushes -Paper Towles (use to rub on satin sheen) -Tracing paper or grid paper to make the pattern.
Make sure you have a clean hard surface to work on. I use a scrape piece of wood to place under the leather when I install the grommets.
Leather is not the only option to make the bracers. If you do use fabric make sure you use interfaceing to make it stiff and keep it from slouching
This is more of a compilation of WIP pictures or a walkthrough then a tutorial, because some bits are not explained very thoroughly (like how I made the skull and the lights in there) I'm sorry for that! I just forgot to take a lot of pictures haha. This is just to give you an idea of the working process
(You can also spot another sculpture in there, I'll be uploading pics of him as well <3)