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FlatFab Alternatives

FlatFab is described as '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' and is an app. There are four alternatives to FlatFab for Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Unfold3D. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try 123D Make or DXF2papercraft.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

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  1. 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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    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.

    A screenshot of Pepakura Designer and an assembled dragon papercraft.


  3. 123D Make icon

    123D Make

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

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

    Discontinued

    it has been discontinued

    iPhone app home screen
  4. 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.

    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    The program seems to be no longer updated.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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