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Megatron_Papercraft_Download by monkeyrum Megatron_Papercraft_Download by monkeyrum
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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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:iconwwecat:
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:
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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:iconkaskade929:
This is amazing!! Would u ever consider Fall of Cybertron Grimlock? :D :D
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:iconkaskade929:
Oh man if u would do a Fall of Cybertron grimlock :O
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:iconmonkeyrum:
I have a couple more transformers projects coming, not Grimlock at this time but he would be a good one.
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:icondr-oblivian:
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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:iconmonkeyrum:
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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:icondr-oblivian:
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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:iconmonkeyrum:
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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