Anyone using Pepakura to “sculpt” real 3d models from Obj files? Best Poly reduction software?
Pepakura is software that takes an obj file and prints out the polygpons with tabs so that you can join them together to make a 3d sculpture out of paper cardboard and then use it as a mold or fibreglass the paper etc - and further work it up.
So I want to use a monkey obj that I have posed as a basis for a clay or resin sculpture but have way too many polys.
I’m using Carrara but:
Carrara “decimation” is pretty crappy and I must selecxt peices of the Obj file to decimate otherwise she crashes.
Carrara crashes anyway when I try to ” decimate” the paws.
If I don’t reduce the poly count I get a zillion polys and Pepakura tells me I will spend the rest of my life making the “sculpture”
So I wondered
1) anyone else playing with this software.
2) have you any success using high poly commercail meshes.?
3) Can anyone recommend a good quality poly reduction software?
tanks in advance
PS I am aware that decimate means :reduce by a tenth.
-eg of what I am interested in http://www.flickr.com/photos/33151641@N07/5267504906
-interesting video on costume building but shows techniques http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbDXidgCwqI
-software page http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/