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Megatron_Readme:
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This zip file contains the two PDO files for building a cardstock model of Megatron. The first one is a lined face model and should be used as a
reference when actually contructing the one printed from the low line version

The model was adapted from the work done by G. "Alpha-Prime" Civita (AKA Ancient1) for the Quake 2 Transformers player pack. The model was updated about 90% from the original and totally reskinned with a new texture developed by scratch.

The 3D mesh created in Metasequoia, unfolded in Pepakura Designer 3+ (PDO files can be opened with Pepakura Designer or Pepakura Viewer: [link])

I left the PDO file unlocked, so you can change the PDO template to fit your way of building, if you know how and have a licensed copy of Pepakura Designer to do so, but you cannot distribute your modified copy without my permission.

The model is free for any non comercial use and may not be rehosted. The Megatron character name and Transformers are copyrighted to their
respective owners.

It is available for download at [link]

If you like the model you can fav it or post a note!!!

I love seeing other peoples build of my models, please drop me a link to a board or site!!!

CREDITS:
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Original 3D Model: G. "Alpha-Prime" Civita (AKA Ancient1) for the Quake 2 Transformers player pack
3D Model Resculpt, texture, and unfold: Monkeyrum
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:iconisusuperman:
ISUSuperman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
if you don't mind me asking where can this file be downloaded
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
It's linked in the description and on the right side.  The URL is: www.deviantart.com/download/18…
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:iconwwecat:
wwecat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
hello, I am trying to edit the file to make a costume. but it says i need a password to save my changes. What do I do?
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I don't lock any of my pdo's. Either you don't have the full designer or you have the files read only or something of that nature.
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Kaskade929 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
This is amazing!! Would u ever consider Fall of Cybertron Grimlock? :D :D
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Kaskade929 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Oh man if u would do a Fall of Cybertron grimlock :O
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
I have a couple more transformers projects coming, not Grimlock at this time but he would be a good one.
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Dr-Oblivian Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
i have been trying to figure out how to get my hands on a FOC Grimlock since the game came out!!!! i cant find one pre done, but neither can i even find a tutorial to strip the 3d files from games in order to even make it a pepakura layout. i want to make a grimlock costume SOO BAD its not even funny, if i manage to do it i can seeing the finished costume be around 8 feet tall. false head, puppet hands, sword, shield, glowing red bits using LEDs platform shoes, voice changer and sound clips,possibly even a makeshift transformation!!!1 THE WORKS!!!!!
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monkeyrum Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Most of my models are scratch built in Metasequoia or Sketchup. Megatron's base was from a Quake 2 model and then that base was basically redrawn face by face to clean for unfolding. During the redraw I also redid some of the features. Once that was done I redid the entire UV mapping and texture from scratch as the original was a lower res because of the Quake Engine's needs. I think Megatron was somewhere in the 100 hour mark of modelling and building.

You could poke around the Zealot card modeling forum to see if anyone has the model. The only downside to 3d rips is you have to go back and clean them and redo them for paper anyhow. Which in some cases is just as longs as it would have taken to do a low poly from scratch.

Another great resource is the Sketchup Warehouse. I just checked and it looks like there is some pretty good Grimlock's on there that would not take too much to convert to paper. Just credit the original modeler in the readme and try and send an email letting them know what your doing with the model. Believe it or not I sent out emails to the original Quake modeler of Megatron and got no response, but then a month or so after the release got a post from the person thanking for the credit.

Take the long way is all I can say. There are tons of 3d rips and then straight unfolds in Pepakura. Those are always a pain to build and don't look the best as when someone actually goes in and cleans the model and adapts if for paper. I'm not saying don't use 3d rips, just clean them before unfolding.
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Dr-Oblivian Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
of all of my searching the internet you have been the most helpful to me! i will definitely have to check out those websites.

All of the issues you have pointed out i have actually already accounted for and am expecting most of them, my biggest reasoning for wanting the 3d rip is that i am a stickler for proportions and if I'm going to go through with this I'm going to do it RIGHT. I want Grimlock to be as accurate as possible. personally as long as it comes out the way i want it, i don't care how long it takes to make. my only real issue is that i cant find much of anything related to Grimlock, let alone a specific Grimlock (fall of cybertron)
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monkeyrum Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Feel free to pm me anytime and I'll offer pointers where I can. The more quality designers the better. My only problem right now is finding the time to get back to papercrafting.
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Dr-Oblivian Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
awesomesause
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myjamjar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
do you think you could make g1 starscream in scale with this?
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I still have to finish the Mirage that I started. I also have a custom transformer being planned.
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:iconmyjamjar:
myjamjar Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh cool will you release the pattern
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lovefistfury Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is beautiful, what is the name of the program to make these? i would like one so i can make a masterpeice looking omega supreme
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
The major modeling work was done in Metasequoia and then the unfolding of the 3d model done in Pepakura.
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lovefistfury Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pepakura?
never heard of that but i have heard of metaseqouia
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Regis-AND Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aorry, I'm a dumb. How can I download the .PDO? Thanks.
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BelovedCaliban Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Astonishing!!!

Thx a lot for the work.
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
You be sure and "thank me" when doing the face. It's a pain.
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:iconmagigrapix:
magigrapix Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Could you design a transformable one based upon Masterpiece Megatron? That would be so cool.
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
I'm so far behind in what I want built it's sad. I have so many models that need skins and an unfolding.
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AbaraiiRenji Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Wooooooooooooow
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:iconabaraiirenji:
AbaraiiRenji Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
The model is so coool thanks!
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Cool.
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DoubleBackstitchArts Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the model! Lookie what I did with mine!

[link]

[link]

You da man, man! :3
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Thanks for the comments post pics of your completed build!

Another G1 will be in the works soon!
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:iconmikey6453:
Mikey6453 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
This is freakin awesome! I can't wait to build my own!!!

Thank you for taking the time to post your template and directions!!!
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:iconaladrin:
aladrin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Very nice!
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:iconjryt1990:
JRYT1990 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
this is cool!
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:iconsilari:
silari Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Great Work
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:iconskeleman:
Skeleman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work. The lack of quality G1 Transformers papercrafts are quite surprising to me. It's good see a well done Megatron.
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100SeedlessPenguins Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
:faint: this is sooo awesome !! seriously great work mate !
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monkeyrum Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Thanks for the early kind words and the couple hundred downloads already! I spent a long time on this one, almost too much. It's one of those you have to build and see to appreciate fully. He comes in at around 12.5 inches (about 31.75 cm). I know a few fellow papercrafters that have been waiting for a G1 Megatron to go with the Optimus that is already out there.

This is the first in a series of G1's that I plan on doing. Keep building and sending pics!!!
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:iconpaperart:
paperart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
2 words spring to mind........ frikkin, awesome :)
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:icondenarcien:
denarcien Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me gusta, tiene presencia.
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:iconmomo-taishou:
momo-taishou Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Wow, that's intense!
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:iconaim11:
aim11 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
looking good
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