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Curves. WTF.
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Okay. I'm not the most experienced toy designer on here; I'm only half way through my fifth toy, so I've got a lot left to learn. And I think I'm doing okay; but there is something I'd love to pick…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sinner Jan 11, 2013.

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Sinner replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"I use the string method for any pieces I want to hand create rather than with blender or Sketch-up. Curves do look awesome though when done well, but I generally use the technique mentioned above and have a lot of angles rather than a perfect curve."
Jan 11, 2013
Shadree replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"I did find a formula for calculating curves in case you don't have Illustrator. For more complicated shapes, here's an idea: I haven't implemented this method yet but I had this idea on making spherical/arc papercraft: I get a curved…"
Jan 10, 2013
Bry replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"If you use Adobe Illustrator, you can get the length of any path. 1) (top Menu) Window --> Document Info 2) on that panel, select the option "Objects" from the fly out menu. this will give you the length of a path curved or otherwise.…"
Jan 3, 2013
Steo replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"Never heard of that string trick, but it sounds workable. I'm going to use it in a new toy. Thanks mck!"
Dec 13, 2012
jasoncbolt replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"I would like to see your video too alex."
Dec 11, 2012
Alexander Gwynne left a comment for Crafty Little Sod
"Happy Birthday, have a good one :D and fingers crossed for a good year."
Jul 24, 2011
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"nelly-hassan@live.com  Hello my dear ,my name is Nelly, i am a tall good looking girl with a good heart , i am in this  site to look for my soul mate my love and sweet heart . I read your profile and i become interested in you and i want…"
Apr 25, 2011
Crafty Little Sod is now friends with VinsArt and Ryan Hall
Mar 22, 2011
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"cool photo and model!"
Mar 6, 2011
Mike P replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"One of the best ways to learn is to build from artist who have already used curves, study and mimic.  But, Im also waiting for Alexs vidi."
Mar 6, 2011
Matthijs Kamstra aka [mck] replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"I'm very curious what the video of AlexG will look like.   I have tried to make curved papertoys and it was not easy. I used the trail and error method... not really a good solution.   I have read somewhere (can't tell you where)…"
Mar 4, 2011
Dan Watson replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"Curves suck!..... Im creating my 2nd toy and thankfully the curved part is the part I have done! I cut out card until they fit together mainly, then used Blender to make it exact (could of probably started in Blender) (There are some great Blender…"
Mar 3, 2011
Alexander Gwynne replied to Crafty Little Sod's discussion Curves. WTF.
"Hay man, I'll drop you a video explaining some ways to do curves :)."
Mar 3, 2011
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Curves. WTF.

Okay. I'm not the most experienced toy designer on here; I'm only half way through my fifth toy, so I've got a lot left to learn. And I think I'm doing okay; but there is something I'd love to pick all your collective brains about – curves. I recently built a toy by Dicky Wardiansyah (Bodickraft) that many of you may already have built. For those who haven't, I can recommend it – it's a beautifully put together toy!! …See More
Mar 1, 2011
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Celebrate singledom

Hey guys This post is a bit on the late side, but I wanted to let you all know that my newest toy is now available for download at http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/2011/02/loves-me-not-bot-paper-toy-valentines.html  I'm…See More
Mar 1, 2011

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Celebrate singledom

Hey guys

 

This post is a bit on the late side, but I wanted to let you all know that my newest toy is now available for download at http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/2011/02/loves-me-not-bot-paper-toy-valentines.html

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Posted on March 1, 2011 at 5:28am

National Doodle Day: 11 February 2011 – Super cool custom toys for a charitable donation!



Hey guys! My introduction to the world of paper toys came towards the end of last year when I was doing some work for an event called National Doodle Day – an event run by the UK charity I work for, Epilepsy Action. I enlisted the help of two very talented paper toy designers – Alexander…

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Posted on February 10, 2011 at 2:25am

Bashfulbot – available now at paperkraft.net

Hi everyone!

 

Just a quick note to say that Bashfulbot is finally online for download at:

 

http://paperkraft.blogspot.com/2011/01/bashful-bot-paper-toy-romantical-robots.html

 

He's the first toy I ever made and I guess one of the most successful – he's got me the most requests and comments so far. Anyone who wants to feel the robo-lurve, go and give…

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Posted on January 26, 2011 at 6:38am — 7 Comments

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At 4:52pm on July 24, 2011, Alexander Gwynne said…
Happy Birthday, have a good one :D and fingers crossed for a good year.
At 6:24am on January 26, 2011, Creaturekebab said…
Hi! :D Sorry it took me so long to say that. Heh!
At 11:21am on January 7, 2011, Titus Woods said…
Thanks for being friend. I look forward to all your creations. :)
At 7:22am on December 9, 2010, Alexander Gwynne said…
Hello there, and welcome to NPT :)
 
 
 


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