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PotatOS PDF pgs 1-5

GLaDOS, the antagonist from the game Portal 2, is an artificial intelligence who, half-way through the game, is ripped out of her body and put into a small computer powered by a potato battery (potato + GLaDOS = PotatOS, in case you didn't get it).

I've been sitting on this model for some time now, over a year actually, and I've come to the conclusion that I just can't seem to muster the drive to finishing it. On the other hand though, I have already done most of the design work, and it'd be a shame to let it go to waste, so I've decided to post what's finished with a disclaimer:


From what I remember, I had already given it a first pass, but there will probably still be a few kinks, and any prospective builders will have to deal with them on the fly. If you do give it a try, feel free to share your experiences or others to learn from!

I had to do a lot of work on the textures and mapping, it seems like it was designed to only look good from a first-person perspective, as the back was a mess. I did my best to touch up the seams, but there are still some rough spots. If anyone is interested in trying their hand at it, I'll post the texture file.

The scale was a bit harder to figure out; the model relative to Chell is actually huge, at least half the length of her arm, and probably would have weighed a good 15lbs (~7Kg), where as a real potato is closer to 4" long and less than half a pound (~200g). I settled on something in between, largely for practicality's sake: 6.5" (16cm) wide X 8.5" (22cm) high X 4.5" (12cm) deep.

PDF of Pieces

PePaKuRa (PDO) Files

On a side note, where the hell are you supposed to post .PDO files? They have several categories for papercrafts, but none accept anything other than plain images... I've been having to throw them in one of the miscellaneous/tutorial categories...
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MaximRozhkov's avatar
It's great that you came back to Portal papercraft! :)
I hope you'll make GLaDOS from Portal 2 and Wheatley.
brianfisher15's avatar
good job! been sitting on this one since i'm not too good at texturing. gonna try this one. thanks for the template.
BlindTank's avatar
Whoot whoot! Ive completed the original GLAdos you made, cant wait to do this one now!..Might have to redo that glados one tho.. I made it about a year n a half ago or so.. i dont even know, now i look at the result and I used shitty glue so it didnt hold well.. plus my cat attacked it for some unknown reason.. ANYWAY! Fantastic job man! Still think you should do a portal gun! Fantastic!

Vincentmrl's avatar
what about trying to get the model where potaDOS dropped before you pick it up ( at least this is what I remember)? I have an idea for making potaDOS simplier: get the medium or low detail model with hi res textures and this will look truly awesome.
billybob884's avatar
this is actually pretty simplified, i basically had to re-map the whole thing because of the work i did on it
Vincentmrl's avatar
oh I thought you had to remap because it was the model on the portal gun viewmodel, anyway you could've used the low detail one since valve manually simplifies things and they look quite awesome when they are simplified
PenumbralBeast's avatar
oh god. TINY FLAPS NO.
billybob884's avatar
no tinier than my fallout 3 laser pistol ;)
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