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 an app 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 Unfold3D (Paid), Ultimate Papercraft 3D (Paid), PaperMaker (Free) and Ultimate Unwrap 3D (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 31, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      123D Make lets you turn 3D models into 2D build plans with animated assembly instructions.

      Discontinued

      it has been discontinued

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      Most users think 123D Make is a great alternative to Pepakura Designer.
      • 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.


    1. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Web-based paper craft tool. Still in early development. Main features: - Free! - Import 3D model from various format: STL, FBX, GLTF, GLB, OBJ, DAE. - Import from PDO file (Pepakura file format). - Support texture, color. - Unfold 3D model into 2D pieces with flaps.
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    2. Ultimate Unwrap 3D is a specialty Windows UV mapping tool for unfolding and unwrapping 3D models.


      • 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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      • 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.

      Discontinued

      unsupported, no way to pay, abandoned

    3. 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.

    4. Unfolder is a 3D model unfolding tool to help you create papercraft easily and quickly. Workflow 1. Create a 3D model in any 3D editor 2. Unfold the 3D model into a 2D template in Unfolder 3.
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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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      • 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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