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Pepakura Designer Alternatives

Pepakura Designer is described as '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' and is a 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Pepakura Designer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is 123D Make, which is free. Other great apps like Pepakura Designer are DXF2papercraft, Ultimate Papercraft 3D, Unfold3D and PaperMaker.

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Pepakura Designer allows you to easily create papercraft models from 3D data you create from your favorite 3D software. The...

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  1. 123D Make icon

    123D Make

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

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

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    Discontinued

    it has been discontinued

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  2. 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    The program seems to be no longer updated.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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    Not a papercraft software at all

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  5. PaperMaker icon

    PaperMaker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    PaperMaker is a completely free tool for creating paper craft from 3D model.

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  6. Ultimate Unwrap 3D icon

    Ultimate Unwrap 3D

    • Windows

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

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    phuocdh90

    Not a papercraft software at all

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  7. Dunreeb Cutout icon

    Dunreeb Cutout

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Autodesk Maya

    Cutout is a plugin for Autodesk Maya for the purpose of building real paper models out of paper from your virtual 3D models.

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    Unfolded church made with Dunreeb Cutout under Mac OSX, Maya 2008
  8. Uvmapper Pro

    • Mac
    • Windows

    UVMapper Professional is a stand-alone texture mapping utility for the creation and modification of UV coordinates for n-sided polygonal 3D models.

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    Discontinued

    unsupported, no way to pay, abandoned

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  9. Unfolder icon

    Unfolder

    • Mac

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

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    Unfolder vs Pepakura Designer opinions
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    From the alternatives listed this is the one most closely resembling Pepakura in design and feature set. In the version I'm trying now I'm ridiculously bothered by the way zooming works, but apart from that (from a first glance at least) it seems like it's the obvious mac counterpart to Pepakura.

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  10. Foldify icon

    Foldify

    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Draw, create, print and fold beautiful 3D figures with Foldify. You don't need drawing skills, Foldify has tons of free content to create amazing, high quality figures!

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