Quick peek…

January 27th, 2010

Just wanted to share what I’m working on at the moment.

Ben10 Test

Ben10 Test

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Rondo Templates Moved

January 21st, 2010

Hi All,

The Rondo Template has been moved – server issues. I’m shopping around for a place to upload it on.  I’m a noob when it comes to web stuff like this so it might take a while.  For those of you who want a copy of the templates, please just contact me through the blog contact form and I’ll email you the file.

Thanks for visiting. Cheers!

Designing a mascot for a Paper Toy site Part 4 – Voila!

January 20th, 2010

Welcome back!

This is the last part in a series of posts that present my very rough, untried and untrue paper toy creation process, from the basic idea, to 2D, 3D, then reality! In case you want to see how this all started, click HERE to go to Part 1 of this series.

So I printed out the template that I did from my last post and came out with this beauty (my first ever paper toy – Yeah!).

Rondo the first

Rondo "the First"

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Designing a mascot for a Paper Toy site Part 3 – Pepakura!

December 19th, 2009

Pepakura, I think it means “Paper Craft” in Japanese, just a guess.  I could be wrong though so don’t take my word for it – no, Babelfish wasn’t helpful, I cant read Japanese even if I wanted to.   My friend Sam who speaks and reads Japanese says it’s a diminutive of PEPAKURAFUTO! which means Origami.

This is part 3 in a series of posts that present my very rough, untried and untrue paper toy creation process, from the basic idea, to 2D, 3D, then reality!  In case you want to see how this all started, click HERE to  go to Part 1 of this series.

In my previous post, I’ve decided to use this opportunity to try out Pepakura for this tutorial series. I took notes AND screenshots.  Hopefully some of you find them useful.

Logo-Pepakura

Paper Toy Template Maker

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Solving hunger while playing with paper

December 18th, 2009

Yep, that’s right folks!  All you have to do is spend some time on the net (which you’re already doing), use some of your latent creativity, and help feed the hungry.

Make ornaments for your Christmas tree, feed the hungry!

Make ornaments for your Christmas tree and feed the hungry!

What are you waiting for? Go to the SITE now!!!

Designing a mascot for a Paper Toy site Part 2 – Fold Layout

December 8th, 2009

You cant create a paper toy if you cant figure out how best to lay out your desgin on a piece of cardboard in a manner that allows you to easily fold it from a flat surface into something 3 dimensional.

This is part 2 in a series of posts that present my very rough, untried and untrue paper toy creation process, from the basic idea, to 2D, 3D, then reality!  In case you want to read part 1 of this series, click HERE.

Knowing where each part of the paper toy goes on paper can ease the design process.  I’ve discovered an old school tool that can help out with just that.  Sure most people will be happy with the usual trusty old blank sheet of paper and pencil, but having a paper with pre-ruled lines can definitely improve things, at least I think so.  That being said, without further ado, I give you:

Old School Graphing Paper!

Old School Graphing Paper!

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Paper Toy Adventures is now a proud member of Nice Paper Toys

December 4th, 2009

Check it out and meet all the creative people over there.

Visit Nice Paper Toys


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Designing a mascot for a Paper Toy site Part 1

December 3rd, 2009

I’ve always wanted to have a cool looking site mascot.  Now, because of Paper Toy Adventures, I get to make one.  This mascot is of course intended to be part of my site logo, just to give it more “oomph” and personality.  Since I wrote this post after I set up this blog, you can already see the final result on my header, but I’m sure you knew that already.

This is the first part in a series of posts that presents my very rough, untried and untrue paper toy creation process, from the basic idea, to 2D, 3D, then reality!

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Hello World!

October 29th, 2009

Welcome to my brand spanking new blog about Paper Toys.  This is my first official post on the site.   This is also my first blog (EVER!).

I am still in the process of getting this blog up and running, so no paper toy goodies to show just yet.  I should be ready to launch this site very soon though.  So watch out!  The toys are coming!

Cheers!

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