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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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!

Revolvrr papertoy

I have been busy… Not really with my papertoys

But this one is just so you don’t forget me:
Say hello to my little friend

Revolvrr is a papertoy that I made as a part of an other papertoy.

Nick Knite and Dolly Oblong advised me to share it with you. So here it is: it’s only a blank version because it just doesn’t need more.

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)

There was some room left on the template so I made a bullet for the Revolvrr πŸ˜€

Update #1: in 48 hours more than 500 downloads. Everybody needs protection. So don’t bring a scissor to a papertoy fight!
Update #2: in 6 days more than 1000 downloads. Throw your guns in the air.
Update #3: 12 days and 1400 downloads. To protect and serve…

Tip from Methuup da Funky One: Glue the curved piece of the cylinder in first, apply glue and push the 4 half moons with the tabs which form the top and bottom of the cylinder from the inside into place.

Update #3: the first Revolvrr customs are here:

70’s Lurrv Gun – Methuup da Funky One custom
custom by Methuup da Funky One

Water Pistol ‘Revolver’ – Jason Bolt custom
Water Pistol 'Revolver' - Jason Bolt custom

Revolvrr custom – Anonymous
Revolvrr custom - Anonymous

Revolvrr custom – George McKnight
Revolvrr custom - George McKnight

How to do this?

The first you need is a piece of paper with a print/pattern on it. Try Google for a pattern.
You can buy paper with a print on it but you can also use a page from a comic/magazine/flyer.
After that you just print the blank template on it.

Oh no!!!

The first papertoy suicide? A sad way to end your birthday… how will this end…
And remember: Revolvrr’s don’t kill people, scissors do!

Deksta having a morbid sence of humor
(No papertoy fan(s) where hurt during this photo session)

Papertoy diamond ring

A papertoy that I did a while back.

Papertoy diamond ring

This papertoy is a gift for someone who creates jewelry (check out the quick website I did for her: Smederij in Amsterdam).

She complains that nobody gives her jewelry. So I created a BIG-diamond ring πŸ˜€

Papertoy diamond ring + box

Visit my Flickr account for more images

Papertoys Monsters

I finished this models a while back, but never posted about them…
really sad that I didn’t because they are awesome πŸ˜€

Scorpion Robot
Scorpion Robot

OctoBeak
Monster OctoBeak

They are papertoy monster made for the Monsterbook by Workman Publishing Co.
You can preorder it at Amazon:

Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys! .

There are 50 monsters in this book made by 25 designers. We were given the task to create monster papertoys on one piece of paper, with double-sided prints. They also asked to do some “classic” monster: I did a robot and a fictional monster.

Check my flickr account for more images!

Papertoy bizz – part 3

I thought I would be finished now, but some random search let me know that I wasn’t finished yet.

So visit my previous post about Papertoy bizz.

But to be short about it: I’m currently working on making that papertoy bizz somewhat official.

And you need a business card and that got me wondering about some other business card related items:

  • Business card stand
  • Business card holder

I couldn’t resist looking for paper versions of these items.

I used my day jobs business card for this: I think they have a common size use in the Netherlands.
The card is 85mm x 55mm (W x H)

In this post I’ll be focusing on the business card holder! (again!)

Business card holder

How to Make a Business Card Holder… From Playing Cards

The fist one is a Business card holder made from playing cards:

How to Make a Business Card Holder... From Playing Cards

Read the craftstylish.com post about that.
Download the template (.PDF) they created here “save as”

I don’t have to vectorize it, but I did it anyway:

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

Business card holder from Free Patent Online

Here I found another one:
Business card holder

There is only a jpg, so I converted it to the standard size business card and now it’s in vector:

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

Here the vector files:

How to Make a Business Card Holder… From Playing Cards


Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

Business card holder from Free Patent Online


Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

Papertoy bizz – part 2

Read my previous post about Papertoy bizz – part 1.

But to be short about it: I’m currently working on making that papertoy bizz somewhat official.

And you need a business card and that got me wondering about some other business card related items:

  • Business card stand
  • Business card holder

I couldn’t resist looking for paper versions of these items.

I used my day jobs business card for this: I think they have a common size use in the Netherlands.
The card is 85mm x 55mm (W x H)

In this post I’ll be focusing on the business card holder!

Business card holder

I found two versions that I want to mention.

The Food Box Wallet (can be used as business card holder)

The Food box wallet from replayground.com

Business card holder example

I don’t have to vectorized it, because they have a nice .PDF file for us.
Download the template: “save as”

But I did it anyway because it now fits the standard business card:

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

Placing the elastic can be somewhat difficult so here some extra instructions

Paint Chip Card Holders!

The other I found at designverb.com
Paint Chip Card Holders
They look awesome don’t they!!
In the Netherlands we don’t have Home Depot or a shop that uses these cards but why don’t use a cereal box or other box made out of carton (or just design one…).

There is a .JPG template
Card holder template
This template can be use to modify it to your own business card dimensions:

To change the size of the template, make ‘a’ the height of your card, and ‘b’ the thickness that you want the card holder to be.

But here is mine vector version:

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

For building instruction visit designverb.com page about the paint chip card holder.

Here the vector files:

Business wallet template

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

Business holder template

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

Papertoy bizz – part 1

I’m currently working on making that papertoy bizz somewhat official.
So I’ve started a business (eMCeeKay.nl <-- not a lot to see there yet) with a officials KvK (Kamer van Koophandel = chamber of commerce) etc….

And you need a business card and that got me wondering about some other business card related items:

  • Business card stand
  • Business card holder

I couldn’t resist looking for paper versions of these items.

I used my day job business card for this: I think they have a common size use in the Netherlands.
The card is 85mm x 55mm (W x H)

In this post I’ll be focussing on the Business card stand!

Business card stand

Simple business card iPhone iPod stand

This one is so simple that I didn’t search further
End result Business card stand from a business card
I found it on instructables.com so visit them for the whole story.

But I need vector files, not just a sketch! So I converted the instructions into a vector file:

And now the download: this is a little experiment so hope it works:
Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)
Use the standard functionality from your browser and save it as “.svg” (Firefox will save it as .XML but that file won’t open in Illustrator)

btw: there is even an instruction how to make this stand without a template; just with folding and another business card! Just visit the post and scroll down the comments.

iPhone and iTouch paper stand dock

But then someone pointed me towards this:
iphone-and-itouch-paper-stand-dock
An awesome paper stand from dessinemoiunobjet.com by Julien Madιrou. But I see no reason why we can’t use it for a business card stand.

You can download the original .PDF file here (use “Save Link As…”)

But because we don’t need to have a cord running through, I simplified the template a little bit:

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

If you are having problem to build it, visit the original post: Iphone and Itouch paper stand / dock or open the original PDF (here).

Here the vector files:

Business stand (simple) template

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

Business stand template

Download the template as .SVG (use “Save Link As…”)

PUMA – states/suede/clyde – urban paper sneaker

As I mentioned before: I always wanted to do a papertoy sneaker.

When I finished my first PUMA sneakers, and posted it on NPT (Nice Paper Toy), some people mentioned that they liked the model but that there favorite PUMA sneaker is the states/suede/clyde.
I didn’t know that the PUMA states/suede/clyde is a b-boy classic.

So I couldn’t resist to make them too:

I don’t have a download link for this one, and no design yet….
But that will be fixed very soon.

PS.
The excellent Ron Rementilla from Paperkraft.blogspot.com has written about my PUMA First round papertoy (thx for that).
And suggested that readers who wanted a template, leave a comment….

Till now 10 people did and they have received the (WIP) templates…
I call the templates WIP because the instructions are not ready yet.
And because I wanted to make the PUMA clyde first, they are not ready yet.