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Halo Master Chief PePaKuRaFile

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Huh, this is interesting; I've never actually used the viewer version of the program, I just assumed it was the same as the designer one but you couldn't save... ok. What you'll need to do is download the designer, not the viewer (you can get a free trial here, which will have all the functionality of the full program, just not the ability to save: [link] ).

When you first open the program, you'll notice that the screen Is divided in half vertically. The left will show the 3D representation of the model, while the right will show the pieces 'unfolded'.

Basic movement
For the 3d view:
> click-and-drag with the right button will rotate the view
> scrolling with the mouse wheel (if you have one), or shift and click-and-drag with the right button will zoom in and out
> click-and-drag with the mouse wheel (if you have one), or Ctrl and click-and-drag with the right button will pan around

For the 'unfolded' view:
> scrolling with the mouse wheel (if you have one), or shift and click-and-drag with the right button will zoom in and out
> click-and-drag with the mouse wheel (if you have one), or click-and-drag with the right button will pan around

Now, to use this program to check edges: You need to select the "Divide/Connect Faces" tool. You can either hunt out the little button in the bottom horizontal bar at the top (it's a blue box with a silver horizontal zipper running along it), or press Ctrl+N.
To use it, move the mouse over any pieces edge (in the right 'unfolded' window), and it will highlight both connecting edges in red andh draw a line between them to lead you from one to the other.
Warning: Do NOT actually click the edges, because since you're using the designer, it will actually edit the model, and we don't want that ;)

That should just about do it. Feel free to experiment with the other tools in the program, but the only other one I think will really help is the "Check Corresponding Faces" tool. With this, you can click any face in the 3D left window, and it will highlight the face in the right 'unfolded' window, and vice versa. The button is a few to the right of the divide/connect tool, and the icon is a cube with a question mark on it (or just press Ctrl+K).


Assembled Image
Instructions
PDF of Pages 1-10


If you can't figure out how to download this file, refer to this One-Step How-To Guide




Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
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iClubBabySeals's avatar
Is there any way I can get this in blue?
PURPLESKULL99's avatar
PURPLESKULL99Student Photographer
any elite ones?
billybob884's avatar
nope, sorry
PURPLESKULL99's avatar
PURPLESKULL99Student Photographer
Hmm ok
lcgrrbpr's avatar
Where can i get the Pdo file?
billybob884's avatar
...right here? just hit download
pshyco-ninja-monkey's avatar
pshyco-ninja-monkeyHobbyist General Artist
my mom's boyfriend said this is the original?? :/
billybob884's avatar
it's my design, if that's what you mean
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pshyco-ninja-monkeyHobbyist General Artist
no, then again my mom's boyfriends the biggest liar ever, but he said the pepakura website is made by his friend and that the MC was their original design :/ i'm just giving you a heads up because of all this D:
3nil2rock's avatar
3nil2rockStudent Digital Artist
Thanks for the link man It'll realy help me out with my armor project. btw, I got the pdo's for the armor, do you want them?
billybob884's avatar
No problem. Nah, I'm pretty much done with my halo series. Thanks though
Darius-Dragon-Cave's avatar
do you have the link for the model?
billybob884's avatar
read the description
noah1930's avatar
can you send me MC as Pdo file thanks
billybob884's avatar
send me your email in a PM
Mate397's avatar
wow :O awesome work :D
Ultramarine78's avatar
Awesome. I will be covering the helmet with paper mache and glossing it to wear to my school's semi formal masquerade. ^_^
(btw how do you change the color of the mask? I can't see some of the lines and will be covering it anyway)
JimmyNixon's avatar
Always-Silver, check out [link] they'll show you how to do it. Look out for Daft Steampunk there, thats me :D

And Billybob, COOOOOOOLLL!!! I'll be making that for sure this summer.
billybob884's avatar
heh, i've heard that before...
rid3rboy's avatar
Pepakura.
cardmstr's avatar
i don't get what this is...what's a .pdo file open in?
always-Silver's avatar
Wow...
Very, very nice!
Now if you could only give me a set of instructions on how to make a paper Master Chief suit to fit my 14 year old son for Halloween...
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gooberz's avatar
Check out the 405th forums (Google it, you can't miss it) for a guide of sorts on how to do so. Also, if he's 14, make him do it himself.

I'm really impressed with this Pepakura file, especially with the actual model you built. Lots of small folds, that would get really tedious.
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