Urban papercraft: Macula

Another artist in the PaperToy book created by Matt Hawkins is Macula

Macula = Christopher Bonnette and he has a fascination for mythology and folklore.
Inspired by these myths/folklore, he create some paintings:
Krampus Painting

But he created not only paintings but also a paperToy series named: Squealer
This model is called Krampus:
Krampus

There are different kind of skins:

KrampusKrampusKrampusKrampus

(you can’t click on these images and download: visit the site yourself)

But has created some other models to:

tikiboxyeti

You can see the complete Squealer series in the Squealer gallery (of view Krampus directly).

And there is also a blank version to customize:
squealer

Just visit the site and click on the blank squealer, or follow this link.
There are also some building instruction.

Urban papercraft: Jerom

One of the artist in the PaperToy book created by Matt Hawkins is Jerom.

Jerom is a French artist, which makes it very hard for me to follow his blog: it’s in French which I don’t speak….
But Google is nice to help me a little: translate Jerom’s blog.

Jerom uses his blog not only for papercraft (as I do: Flash and Papertoys), so here a link to separate the paperToy on the blog from the rest: papertoy.

Oke but why am I writing about Jerom? I “promised” to feature all the participating artists of the book by Matt Hawkins on my blog! But Jerom is also part of the Nice Paper Toys social network where I also can be found.

The first time I saw work from Jerom I noticed that the template he created where very simple, with cool designs.
For example:


But recently he started a experiment with Google Sketchup and Pepakura (read my tutorial about creating papermodels with these 2) which are very cool.

Technical I’m cheating: there are no download templates, or blank templates of these models (at the time of writing this post), but I’m guessing that there will be (in the nearby future).

There are 3 models which can be found here (or read the Nice Paper Toys post from Jerom).

And I’m only showing the coolest:
Diabolito
diabolito

Just check the rest on Jerom’s blog

Urban papercraft: Spiky Baby Deluxe series

At the beginning of this year Shin Tanaka came with a secret project: the SPIKY BABY Deluxe series. This project had two tags “Real Arts for Everyone” and “Change the Game”….
So this project must be something

Today SPIKY BABY DELUXE SERIES is revealed:
SPIKY BABY DELUXE SERIES

As other SPIKY BABY series you can download all models at random, but I don’t have the patience to download them all that way.
So I hacked it a little and give you all the links at once:

Update #1: all these downloads are limited time only :: that time has passed… the links don’t work anymore….
  1. 460
  2. akira
  3. Akishi_Nishida
  4. BARON_UEDA
  5. BOUNCE
  6. BOX
  7. David_Horvath
  8. DavidFlores
  9. eshimasa
  10. gumliens
  11. HARIKEN
  12. HYPER_CORE
  13. KAIJIN
  14. KAZUHIRO_HINO
  15. KIMA
  16. koraters
  17. MOCHIWO
  18. mori_chack
  19. mori_chack_heavy_blood
  20. mori_chack_instinctive
  21. NO23_Tomohiro
  22. REACH2
  23. REACH
  24. SHIN
  25. T9G
  26. Terry
  27. TOUMA2
  28. TOUMA
  29. NEKONOKO
  30. CUPCO_1
  31. CUPCO_2
  32. CUPCO_3
  33. CUPCO_4
  34. devilrobots
  35. MAD
  36. DavidFlores_blue
  37. DavidFlores_green
  38. BSHITT

Good luck downloading a great SPIKY BABY set.

Read an interview with Shin Tanaka at Toysrevil about this project.

Urban papercraft: skull

A cool articulated paper skull from skull a day.

It’s probably inspired by readymech but with the nice addition of an articulated jaw.

Just click on the picture below and download the .PDF:
papercraft skull
(download link: http://spacepirate.org/skulladay/papercraftskull.pdf. You can use acrobat to open the files)

This is one of my other ‘strange’ hobbies; I like skulls, not to have, but fascinated by it in art, clothing or when I’m scribbling on a piece of paper…

Flash experiments: tiled background

Update #1: Recently there are some who like to have the source of this project, that’s not a problem. But the source is what it is, and there are no comment in the code….
And because this post was not up-to-date, I’ve remove some of the links to sites with patterns because they didn’t exist anymore. That’s also the reason that I had to update the Flash file.
shortcut to download

Another experiment, to use external images for background patterns.

But there was no need to start from zero, so here are some tutorials that I used:

both tutorials were used in the experiment.

You need to upgrade your Flash Player

You do not have the (correct) Flash plugin installed, or your browser does not support Javascript (you should enable it, perhaps?)

You need to download the Adobe Flash Player.

If you're sure you have the Flash plugin just ad
?detectflash=false
to the current url, to bypass the Flash-plugin detection.

(I had to update this file because of broken links: this is version 2)

Get the source files here:

The .ZIP file contains:

+ tiledBackground     
     + deploy
            - AC_RunActiveContent.js
            - tiledBackground_v02.html
            - tiledBackground_v02.swf
     + source
            - tiledBackground_v02.fla

Borrowed some seamless background pattern from Squidfingers
pattern_021.gif
pattern_095.gif
pattern_111.gif
pattern_131.gif
pattern_141.gif

It’s not possible to link directly to Squidfingers!

But you can find your own patterns on the internet, examples of site with seamless background patterns:
http://www.wonderbackgrounds.com/
http://www.cameradio.tk/tiles1.htm

root2art.co.uk
http://backgroundsarchive.com/tiles/wood.php?page=2

I used http://www.neopets.com/backgrounds_tiled.phtml in the flash source.
But you can use any image from the internet!
(Need some help: find “tiled background” with google )

Dir2xml v1.1 released

This is a little tool I build with the help of Screenweaver.
A dir(ectory) 2 XML tool.

Wanna know more about the reason??

Version 1.0 had some bugs, and the output (XML) wasn’t the way it should be.

Dir2xml v1.1

dir2xml
(yes indeed it’s the same picture as version 1.0, there are no big changes to this program)

Download

You can download the EXE, SWF, example dir2xml.xml and FLA in a ZIP

Get your stuff here: dir2xml_060605.zip

Licensing

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Dir2xml

This is a little tool I build with the help of Screenweaver.
A dir(ectory) 2 XML tool.

I was looking for a program that could create an XML file from a directory. I found some programs that could help me with this (commandline, Printfolder, Dirhtml) but none of them creates an XML at once. So one evening I sat down, and made this in a couple of hours.

Because this is a custom solution to a specific problem, not everybody will be able to use this. I'm open to suggestions though, so drop me a line.

Dir2xml v1.0

dir2xml

PC and Apple

Sadly enough Screenweaver can't export to Apple (yet).
So Dir2xml will (for now) only work on a pc.

Download

You can download the EXE, SWF and FLA in a ZIP

Get your stuff here: dir2xml_060520.zip

update: new version

Licensing

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SlideShow v1.0

A little dynamic slideshow a made with Flash using XML.
It’s not finished but it usable.

And it’s not really the reason I wanted to show this.
What I wanted to show is my dir2xml program that I wrote with Flash and Screenweaver

SlideShow v1.0

Download

I haven’t had the time to clean up the source code, so don’t complain about it.

Get your stuff here: slideShow_060520.zip

Licensing

XML

Dir2xml creates a simple xml structure:

dir2xml_example.xml

Future features and wishes

I can think of some features that would make this slideshow better, but what do you think would improve it.
The real reason I wanted to show you this project is this.