Openfl papertoy art project

I love to create projects where you take stuff from the digital world (temporarily, intangible) and drag it into the “real” world. This project is a good example of that. I create a papertoy generated in code and cut by a machine.

Besides filling my blog with new content, I have two other reasons to write this post:

  1. You can use Haxe/Openfl for something else then game-developement! I know I am not the only one, but this group of developers are not as present as the game-defs.
  2. It’s a long and complicated process to get to the end result: it’s difficult to explain this in detail to others, so I wrote down the whole story for interested friend/family/colleagues/fans???

If I ever grow a pair, this post be one of the two talks I would give during wwx2015 just to balance the all tech talks during the event.
But nothing is growing besides my hair, so instead I will write about the process and end-result.

Feedback is always nice, so please don’t hesitate to comment!

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GrummSkull papertoy

It’s been a while … I need to share more papertoys with the world.
So here is another custom papertoy from me: GrummSkull.

GrummSkull GrummSkull

This papertoy is a custom based upon the paper skull from Patrick Pasques.
The paper spring used is really great! Better then the spring I used for Drukks and much simpler!
Check out Patrick’s work, its really amazing (blog is in French, but even without translation the images speak for themself) and support his work and buy his books!

Here is the template:

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
(You can use freeware like FilZip or 7zip to extract a .ZIP-file and read a .PDF with Acrobat or Foxit)

Social stuff works!

I asked everybody to share/like/retweet, and when the number hits 20 I would put this papertoy online:

tweet:

facebook:

about 50+ reactions… love social!

Paper Robot book

This year I was invited by Nick Knite to design papertoys robots for PAPER ROBOTS published by h.f.ullmann.

Here are my robots (sorry for the poor images, couldn’t find a decent shot of them): BurddBott and Walkrr TXR
BurddBott BurddBott

Walkrr_TXR Walkrr_TXR

Paper Robot

Paper Robot

I’m one of the 15 papertoy artists from all around the world and we produced 25 robots!
The book is ready and its awesome!
It will be in four languages (English, German, French and Spanish) and is already available on amazon for pre-ordering.

Some of the artist in the book also wrote about it:
Sal Azad
Tougui
Marko Zuback
3eyedbear
Nick Knite
but the rest of the artist are too awesome not to mention:
Matt Hawkins, Marshall Alexander, Abz, Shin Tanaka, Castleforte, Dolly Oblong, Jonny Chiba, Scott Schallar and Vinsart.

If you want to see more, here is a link to the product-page on ullmann-publishings website with more details and previews.

Eventually there will be microsite on the Ullmann-website, where you can download free robots, some of them brand new and never released before!!
update
The microsite on the Ullman-website is live! Get your free robots over there!!!

Check more photos here, on HAKUSAI PROJECTS coverage of #up13 where we officially introduced the book to the public.

Kunstsommer Arnsberg 2013

Last year I was invited to go to Kunstsommer Arnsberg and luckily I’m invited again.

Last year was fun, but this year is going to be more fun!!!!
There will be more artist to meet!

First where:
The Urban Paper Art Show and Workshop in Arnsberg, Germany is going on this Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th.
But if you are hungry to meet us: we will be there also on Friday

Then who:
The awesome papertoy artist are:
3eyedbear (NL) – 3eyedbear.com
Alexander Gwynne (UK) – agpapertoys.com
Chris “Cubeecraft” Beaumont (US) – cubeecraft.com
Marshall Alexander (NL) – marshallalexander.net
Merrci (F) – merrci.fr
Nick Knite (DE) – nickknite.com
St.Hellvis (SWE) – sthellvis.com

and me!

There will be also a few awesome papertoy artist showing of there work:
Abz (US)- oh-sheet.com
Faisal Azad (Indonesia) – salazad.com
Tougui (F) – tougui.fr

Kunstsommer Arnsberg [mck] promoPoster

Need more info?
In German, more info about the kunstsommer arnsberg.
Facebook event Urban Paper 2013 – Art Show and Workshop
Google maps: Alter Markt 24, 59821 Arnsberg, Germany
Chris wrote a post about the event, check it out: he collected all posters as well!
Post from Merrci on nicepapertoys.com

Shove-it

A while back I was asked to participate on a very special project: Shove-it.

Note te self: I love that papertoys take me to different places!

Papertoy artist {bay} {kid} {dead} asked me join a elite team of 30+ artists to design a skateboard deck and customize his papertoy Spyro.
Besides that it is awesome to do that, it will be used to raise funds to build a free outdoor skatepark in Des Moines, Iowa.

[mck] deck design for Shove-it

[mck] deck design for Shove-it

SHOVE IT!
An exhibition like no other. A year in the making, SHOVE IT! will feature the custom designs of over 30 artists presented on skateboard decks and paper toys. Our artist roster features talents from 12 countries, spanning five continents!

SHOVE IT! will be hosted by Thee Eye Gallery and will open June 7, 2013. But here’s your chance to grab hold of a deck and paper toy right now by supporting their Kickstarter campaign.

You can see the (30+) list of amazing artist on the kickstarter page, but Garrison Beau Scott posted the list also on his blog with links to there sites. I was impressed by the skills from my fellow artists.

So go check that out, by decks.. or two… or three. It impossible NOT to find a board that you like.

A little selection from the 30+ designers

Kunstsommer Arnsberg

This weekend (11/12 Augustus) I will be at the KunstSommer in Arnsberg, Germany.

Urban Paper 11 & 12 Augustus Kunstsommer Arnsberg

So fans (especially my German fans) if you want to meet me…. or Maarten aka 3eyedbear, Marshall Alexander and Nick Knite (yes, they will also be there).

Besides meeting us in person, seeing our papertoys, there will be an urban paper exhibition with amazing artists like Ryan Hall, ABZ, Merrci, Matt Hawkins, Sal azad and many more!
There will be a workshop, loads of cardboard and colored paper!

Update #1: 3Eyedbear will introduce a brand new model, the Snorfs, so keep coming back to his blog, they will be released right after this show is over.

So if you are in the area of Arnsberg visit us and drink a (German) beer with us! πŸ˜›

Tribute to Heavy Bramble: papertoy Brummble

Updates: I moved them to the bottom of this post, just click here to jump to the updates!

This is my first of my monthly “big” – post (read more about the changes I will make this year).

I had this lying around for some time (made it before Christmas), but didn’t take the time to finish it.
For the first time I had a WIP test builder (Jason Bolt) and that helped a lot.
Especially because I had some pressure to finish it!!

And as promised it will be down-loadable; I present:

Brummble

Brummble side front

Brummble is a papertoy tribute to the awesome vinyl from ThreeA: Heavy Bramble.
I wanted to see how fast I could “papertoy” a vinyl (about 3 nights (3*4hours) and some extra hours for ‘bugfixing some ‘lite’ instructions and photos). The instructions are very minimal, so some it’s not a beginners project. You will need 5 pages, my advice is to use 120/160 gram paper (heavier than the usual printing-/copy-paper). It will take about 4 hours to cut out and build.

Blank template

Not a print this time? No I don’t think it needs more, but you may always surprise me with a custom!

5 pages

Yes it’s not a small papertoy, but the result will be very close to the original!
and show me/the world the pictures!!

The .ZIP file contains a .PDF
(You can use freeware like FilZip or 7zip to extract a .ZIP-file and read a .PDF with Acrobat or Foxit)

Update #1: Everybody is as excited as I am: 400 downloads in 5 days (300+ in the weekend; normally the time that the visits to this blog is the lowest)
Update #2: Check the trackback links at the bottom: 3 blogs posted about Brummble: THX
Update #3: The first prove that someone has built Brammble: Josh Buczynski build https://twitter.com/#!/Sergenth/status/161100136280358912/photo/1 (also check out his website paperposeables.com and especially the poplock; I will be doing something with that system in the future! )
Update #4: Another build: check out https://twitter.com/#!/ario_fitrianto/status/162202275434086401 by Ario Fitrianto. Thx for the build! And customizing
Update #5: A French papertoy blog has a post about Brummble: check out paper-toy.fr (perhaps use google translate)
Update #6: A documented build by Jared R Delo, visit his google+ photo gallery: Brammble build in 8 staps
Update #7: A custom by Marko Zubak. Check my tweet about this AWESOME Brammble custom

Introduction of Squeezzrr a C-Myk papertoy

Finally I join the papertoy world again and enter a contest….

Pop'Set Colours attack logo
(popsetpaper.com, Happy Colours’ Attack)

But for I can’t finish the papertoy in time πŸ™ (my live is changed a lot!)
(participate)

Damn I just couldn’t get more time in the design/build… I wanted to compete but there are more important things to do…

I could be sad, but I’m not, so instead of winning a contest
Ishare the end result with you (this is my blog so why not):

I introduce to you:

Squeezzrr

a C-Myk papertoy
(and my first Shin Tanaka custom)

Squeezzrr front-shot

Squeezzrr front

Squeezzrr side-shot

Squeezzrr side

My creation is based upon the fact that Shin got inspired by a drop of water. The (head-) shape he created made me think of an orange squeezer and I decided to make a character based upon that.
Some minor changes to the original design: shortened the ‘head’ and removed/replaced the arms with my own design. And of course an orange!

Hope you like it.

Update #1: I have added Squeezzrr also to the gallery of Pop’set. It will be visible in 48 hours :D. To bad that there is no like button anymore πŸ™
Update #2: I was missing the possibility to “like” this! So now you can do that here: like me on facebook. So like me alot πŸ˜€
Update #3: Yes!! added to the Pop’set Colours’ attack contest – gallery: http://www.popsetpaper.com/layers-node/519 to bad no “like” so I have created my own like!