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123D Make Alternatives

123D Make is described as 'Software to transform 3d models for laser cutting, origami, folding, cardboard & plywood' and is a 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are seven alternatives to 123D Make for Windows, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is DXF2papercraft, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like 123D Make are Ultimate Papercraft 3D, Unfold3D, Ultimate Unwrap 3D and Pepakura Designer.

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Software to transform 3d models for laser cutting, origami, folding, cardboard & plywood.

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  1. DXF2papercraft

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DXF2papercraft converts a polygonal 3D model stored as DXF file into a plain drawing in the form of a 2D DXF file. This requires to 'unfold' the model. The result is a flattened pattern of connected polygons.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceDXF2papercraft either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 0.2, released in February 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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  2. Ultimate Papercraft 3D icon

    Ultimate Papercraft 3D

    • Windows

    Ultimate Papercraft 3D is a specialty Windows tool for creating papercraft from 3D models. It includes an easy-to-use layout editor for bringing your papercraft designs to reality and a 3D window for viewing your 3D models.

    ⚫︎ 3D SculptingUltimate Papercraft 3D offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableUltimate Papercraft 3D is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  3. Unfold3D icon

    Unfold3D

    • Mac
    • Windows

    UNFOLD3D is today the preferred unwrapping tool used by major studios producing games and animation, but also by many independent artists. Polygonal Design, creator of UNFOLD3D technology, is recognized by many artists as the most efficient unfolding tool in the world.

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    Ultimate Unwrap 3D

    • Windows

    Ultimate Unwrap 3D is a specialty Windows UV mapping tool for unfolding and unwrapping 3D models.

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    Pepakura Designer

    • Windows

    Pepakura Designer allows you to easily create papercraft models from 3D data you create from your favorite 3D software. The save and export functions are disabled before registering. Otherwise all functions work without limitation in the shareware version.

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    A screenshot of Pepakura Designer and an assembled dragon papercraft.


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    Unfolder

    • Mac

    Unfolder is a 3D model unfolding tool to help you create papercraft easily and quickly.

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    FlatFab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    flatfab marries digital modeling and traditional craftsmanship. 3D printing in new-age materials is great for small complex objects, but prohibitive in time and money for anything bigger than your fist.

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