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Twilight Sparkle papercraft

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Well, here it goes, first in a row. Meet Twilight Sparkle!
Yeah, I know, should been actually make papercraft and make a photo of it, but naah, I am too lazy for doing this for each pony :Ъ
Next will be Derpy Hooves([link]), but who will be after her? You can suggest next pony.

All ponies done so far: [link]

Also, if you found errors in layout or instructions or have suggestions, please tell me.

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Don't forget to share results)

Edited:
Found out and fixed some errors with alternate face parts, reuploaded archive. If you not assembling alternative face, there is no need for downloading papercraft again.

Edited:
I am stupid. Found only now, that I am forgot to mark places on head, where ears should be glued to. Fixed and reuploaded.

Important notice: I now have proper regular work. A lot of work. A lot of INTERESTING work. So, this is maybe sounds sad, but I take papercraft ponies on hiatus for a whale.
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MillenniumFalsehood's avatar
MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
Would it be alright if I modified your 3D model for my own purposes? I have a couple of poses I'd like to do.
darth-biomech's avatar
darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
Depends on what exactly these pose are.
MillenniumFalsehood's avatar
MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
Mainly I wanted to model a raised hoof that could be exchanged for either of the two front legs as well as a sitting position.
darth-biomech's avatar
darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
Ah, then it's allright ^^.
I become jumpy lately, sorry.
MillenniumFalsehood's avatar
MillenniumFalsehoodProfessional Traditional Artist
I completely understand, man. I had one of my paper models - the Moldy Crow from Star Wars: Dark Forces - stolen and sold on a Chinese site (with my Moldy Crow cutaway painting used as the cover art, no less!), so I know where you're coming from. :)
kazsuk82's avatar
Now i'm finished the Twilight Sparkle paper model.A little bit pointless,and full of stipes,but it's mine :)
darth-biomech's avatar
darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
Paint it!)
kazsuk82's avatar
how do you think it?Unnecessary to paint it,because the pattern was naturally purple....
Or do you mean that i must upload a photo about the model? Oops! 
darth-biomech's avatar
darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
Um, I thought that you said that your printer is black and white. never mind then)
kazsuk82's avatar
yes,i have a monochrome printer,but after i printed your pattern,i copied it to a purple coloured paper with indigo paper :)
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darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
Wow, creative, I like it)
kazsuk82's avatar
Please,tell me how can i print all the pages,because if i print it on one sheet A4 paper,it will be too small... :(
darth-biomech's avatar
darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
You print each page on a separate sheet A4, duh.
kazsuk82's avatar
Ok...i'll tell you something...
I have an old black and white laser printer,that hasn't too much settings,like poster print,etc.
So the file that you uploaded has 3 pages.
The first is unnecessary for me,the second with the tail and mane is fit on one A4 paper,but the third with the whole body isn't.
Do you understand me?
darth-biomech's avatar
darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
Both mane file and body file should be exact same size and should both print normaly. If they dont, thats not my fault, and I don't know how to fix it, sorry. try to print through windows "print" function.
kazsuk82's avatar
okay.thx :)
wolfzoon's avatar
The .jpg says it's gonna be about 3,5 inches tall. Using a comma as well as inches, and having antartica as residence, I have no clue where you live.
My point here is the image heightwidth ratio. It's not AX paper, it's not northamerican, it's nothing I know of. (Maybe antarctica DOES have its own paper?)
Was this meant to be printed "scale to fit" on A4? Because that's what I'm doing as a eurohomosexual.

Thus, do you mean it's 3,5 inches when you print the .pngs on A4 paper like I would in Europe? Or should I use that weird 'merrican paper ratio? If so, release an alternate version for A4 paper?

Either way, 3.5 inches would be way too small. It's hard to make, it's a small gift, and I'm using thicker paper and that has less effect if I scale the papercraft. So I'm doubling the size and fitting em nicely onto 4 .pngs of the same size. Which I still don't know if it should be printed on A4 or not. W/e. My question is, do you want that updated version? Shall I just up it on my own DA and you link there?
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darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
What I meant for "scale to fit" is that when you print that file (I use photoshop or standart windows rightclick menu "print") there usually is a function where printed file or image is scaled to fit into page, instead of being cropped out or printed too small.
I meaned A4 as 210x297mm 80g/m² sheet. I didn't knew that there is MULTIPLE A4 paper formats, but I not sure if that is important - that print option usualy keeps w\h aspect, so if you print it on image with different format, then you just will have a little more blank paper on two sides of page, nothing more.

>Either way, 3.5 inches would be way too small. It's hard to make
You know, that kinda IS the point. You can print it on larger paper or multiple sheets, but that is like playing in dwarf fortress on easy mode. I mean, if you want simple pony papercraft - there is already tons of them!
wolfzoon's avatar
Dwarf fortress on easy mode. Well you didn't complain when someone made it 10x size and gave it to Tara Strong :iconpinkietongueplz:

Anyway, if anyone wants it, here's the papercraft doubled in size(that means four times the area, gasp!) nicely cutpasted onto 6 pages instead of 8: imgur.com

And finally I read your signature and saw your russkiyness. How have I missed that. /shame
darth-biomech's avatar
darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
>Well you didn't complain when someone made it 10x size and gave it to Tara Strong
What, for real? O_O
Dragnmastralex's avatar
DragnmastralexProfessional General Artist

yeah that would be me. I gave it to her during Canterlot Gardens con.

took a picture of it too.

Tara's Little Friend
wolfzoon's avatar
I know other papercrafts, they're easy because their design is easy. Like this one.
There is no other full-fledged 3D model, small or big. I'm not giving something with glued on legs as a birthday gift. You are the one bringing quality into this niche ^^.

No, there aren't multiple A4 formats. Europe, or at least the civilised part(:P), uses A4 as standard. I didn't know where you lived and thus if it was YOUR standard. All I can figure out is you're not native English :P
Have some Wikipedia on paper sizes.
All of this is because I don't want to scale the image AT ALL, it is just 2.7kx4k big, which isn't that many pixels for a papercraft. I just wanted to make my print as unpixely as possible. For distributing it, you could also distribute the .pdo(assuming it was made with Pepakura), or a .pdf, as those use near-lossless vectors while still being small size.

Remains the question if you want me to, or not to, upload my embiggened images somewhere.

And finally, on-topic for the papercraft itself: I try to fit the pieces in my head before I even cut them out, as I've had my fair share of missing, or extra, flaps on papercrafts. If I'm correct, el1 and el2 are the outside of the ear, while el4 is the inside.
Firstly, both el3 and er3 are missing a flap at that one spot where they haven't got one.
More importantly, judging from the lengths of the unnumbered flaps that are supposed to connect to the head, aren't the ears switched? The flaps from el1 fit on the right side of her head and vice versa. Or, also possible, did you switch up the markings when doing <quote="darth-biomech">Edited: I am stupid. Found only now, that I am forgot to mark places on head, where ears should be glued to. Fixed and reuploaded.</quote>? Because in that case, I should edit out those lines and just glue them on where they fit nicely.

Well this is a huge comment. Many thanks for your quick response by the way ^^.
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darth-biomechProfessional Digital Artist
>All of this is because I don't want to scale the image AT ALL, it is just 2.7kx4k big, which isn't that many pixels for a papercraft. I just wanted to make my print as unpixely as possible.
My printer can't even print image of that size without blurring out thin lines. What are you talking about?

>For distributing it, you could also distribute the .pdo(assuming it was made with Pepakura), or a .pdf, as those use near-lossless vectors while still being small size.
I'd love that, but I can't. I made in pepakura only BASE model, "generic pony" with no visual attributes at all. After that I placed that thing (B&W pieces layout) in Photoshop and added ton of color, mask and effects layers ontop of it, in order to quickly change pony colouring, cutiemark, etc. Cutiemarks and eye pieces are needed to be rendered in 3dsmax, still (because it gives them nicer and more smoother texture filtering than pepakura's one). Or one can add cutiemark right in photoshop - it will be almost not distorted, I simply nitpicking for quality. :3 But it is fact - I open pepakura only when I need to make layout for a NEW detail - mane or accesories for example.

>Firstly, both el3 and er3 are missing a flap at that one spot where they haven't got one.
Yeah, they miss it because that place is already crowded from flaps of el4 and el1, so one more or one less flap really not changing much.

>More importantly, judging from the lengths of the unnumbered flaps that are supposed to connect to the head, aren't the ears switched? The flaps from el1 fit on the right side of her head and vice versa. Or, also possible, did you switch up the markings when doing <quote="darth-biomech">Edited: I am stupid. Found only now, that I am forgot to mark places on head, where ears should be glued to. Fixed and reuploaded.</quote>?
Yeah, seems that I derped that markings, and accidentaly switched them when I was created primary layout.
Or maybe not, if looking at papercraft from front, then they are correct - "l" ear parts on the left and "r" parts on the right. :3
But then again, each archive has manual with photos of assembled model with all parts marked, so it is realy doesn't matter how they are marked, with text or just the numbers. I added letters solely for making jumbling of pieces of each part of model less likely, cause most are very similar or straight symmetric.
And do not edit out lines on the head - they are exactly where they should be.
wolfzoon's avatar
>Well I print mine at a print shop, they can print up to 12kx8k or so on an A4. But looking at the things I now printed (because hey, I hadn't printed 'em before) it's only noticeable if you're 5mm away from the paper and have myopia like I do :P. So ignore my comment about size.

>Pepakura is just an awesome tool for putting them together too. Instead of finding a tiny number on two sheets of paper you just point and it shows you where. Kickass. Though indeed quite impossible if they're made this way :P

>Yay, so I wasn't delusional!

>And I see just now that the legs aren't labeled from her perspective either. Her front left leg is called fr, and so on for the other three legs. Now I feel stupid for not noticing that before /picardpalm

/newthread
I only noticed it on the 10x sized one: Eyelashes. Where are they? None of the models have them! Not even Rarity, the most beautiful lashes in all of Equestria!
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