It's been a little over year now, that I've posted my first instructable: Create faceted papercraft-objects and almost 500.000 People have taken a look at it and started to build the deer or their own models. And even though I tried to be as precise as I could, a few questions came up. Some of them over and over. That's what this instructable is about: The top 3 Pepakura questions I got.

  1. What are these dashed lines for?
  2. Can I print it in a different size?
  3. How do I align the numbers?

To make things more interesting and suited for the upcoming easter festivities I've made a new model - a little easter bunny. With that template I'll walk you through the questions and all the steps to build one.

So off we go...

Step 1: 1. What are the dashed lines for?

Everyone knew that it had something to do with the way you're supposed to fold the pieces. Folding up or down. However there is no easy answer to that. It all depends on how you build the model. With the printed lines and numbers on the outside, or vice versa - the printed side on the inside.

If you plan to paint the model afterwards or if you are transferring the lines by scoring them, you can keep the printed side up. If you are printing on the paper you want to build with you will probably want the printed marks on the inside.

The answer requires a little thinking, but isn't that hard. Most models you'll build will be an enclosed body. So most of the folds will be mountain-folds. On the template these are marked with a dashed line ( - - - - - - ). You will see that most of the lines are of that type. These are folded down, so that the dashed line will be on a mountain-ridge.

The dot-dashed lines ( - . - . - . - ) are the remaining valley-folds. These are folded up to make a valley.

All of that is true when you have the printed side up. If you build it with the printed side down, everything is just the other way around, resulting in a mirrored object. In this example the bunny will look the other way then.

<p>I already built your dear and would love to make the Bunny aswell.<br>Could you please email me the PDF aswell?<br>Thank you so much!<br>Please mail it to: postbox425@gmail.com</p>
<p>Me podr&iacute;as pasar el PDF a leopardojrm@gmail.com</p><p>Gracias por el instructable</p>
<p>hi,could you please send me the pdf?</p><p>luisdgutierrezc@gmail.com</p><p>thank u!</p>
<p>Hi :) can you share pdf with me, please? thanks njulianamc_14@hotmail.com </p>
<p>hi,could you please send me the pdf?</p><p>luisdgutierrezc@gmail.com</p><p>thank u!</p>
<p>hi,could you please send me the pdf?</p><p>luisdgutierrezc@gmail.com</p><p>thank u!</p>
<p>Is it possible to send me the PDF, please?</p><p>erriettakos@gmail.com</p><p>Thank you in advance!!! :)</p>
<p>PDF пожалуйста можете тправить))</p><p>daian.shemetova2014@yandex.ru</p>
you would send me the pdf ,thank you so much<br>luzcastrovalencia@hotmail.com
<p>Is it possible to send me the PDF, please ?</p><p>jeremy.barres@laposte.net</p><p>Thank you ! :)</p>
PDF!!!! Please!!!<br>angieangel1994.aa@gmail.com
<p>HI!! Can you share pdf with me, please? nataliahavrylyuk@gmail.com</p>
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<p>Hello! can you share pdf with me please??<br>thanks =) <br>seconde.olivia@gmail.com</p>
<p>HI!! can you share pdf with me,please??</p><p>j.trimos@gmail.com</p>
<p>can you share pdf with me,please??</p><p><a href="mailto:paul.garanzini@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">paul.garanzini@gmail.com</a></p>
I made one, thank you for the template
<p>I love it, how i get the template? please i wanted!</p>
<p>Thanks so much for posting this Instructable! I'm a metalworker, and want to do more low-poly pieces out of sheet metal. Your Instructables are so inspiring! I'm excited to try out Pepakura for the first time!</p>
<p>Please post a picture if you made one. Would love to see it.</p>
<p>how do you do this on steel? can you email some of your work, I would love to work with steel!! maryteregzz@hotmail.com</p>
<p>Thank you for the amazing template! I hope you make more soon, I'm in awe of how addicting these are. Sorry for the bad lighting in the photos :)</p>
<p>Quite a collection you have there in the background. ;)</p>
Made one, thanks for the instructions
<p>Nice and smooth, almost looks like a wooden toy.</p>
<p>How to get this achievement? It is a special printer ?</p><p><a href="http://jan.krummrey.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-03-21-17.51.48.jpg" rel="nofollow">http://jan.krummrey.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/...</a></p>
<p>You can buy paper that is covered with a thin layer of gold/silver/copper foil. That's how I got it to bee so shiny.</p>
<p>Thanks for sharing. Is it cardboard?</p>
<p>Thanks so much for sharing the template. Love it! Will make more for gift :)</p>
<p>What a great view. Looks like the bunny has a nice new home.</p>
<p>Leider nicht mehr verf&uuml;gbar :(</p>
<p>Ist immer noch auf der Seite. Keine Ahnung warum du das nicht sehen kannst.</p>
<p>War definitiv die Tage down. Seite war komplett nicht erreichbar und es kam ein Hoster-Fehler. Aber klappt jetzt bei mir :P alles gut ;)</p>
Thanks for the instructable! <br>The geometric facets really catch the light in a unique way
Great instructable, I made mine with just plain printer paper and added a colour changing led to it, lights up really nicely I think, also I didn't reverse the fold lines so I have the numbers on the out side, I think it looks unique.
<p>I can not download the pattern for the rabbit, I have to buy a subscription, can someone please tell me how to get the file?</p>
<p>No need to pay anything, you can find it on m blog.</p>
I can not, when I want to download the file asking me get a pro account and I have to pay , help me please I pageantry your work and would like to do it , please .
<p>Step 4. There's the link ;)<br>http://jan.krummrey.de/2015/03/papercraft-easter-bunny-download/</p>
<p>me gustaria que me enviaras el archivo a mi correo, porfavor ya intente y no puedo descargar el archivo =( porfavor</p><p>mi correo es</p><p>khri2_lu@hotmail.com</p><p>porfabvor</p>
<p>Where could download this ? is it possible to have the link ? tnx</p>
<p>Thanks for the model!</p>
What an awesome little project, thank you! Doing it was even a little therapeutic. It does take much patience and care with the folds.
<p>Yes definitely nothing to do in a hurry. Thanks for sharing yours.</p>
<p>where can I find the template to this papercraft?</p>
<p>Read... You'll find it. ;)</p>
<p>Amazing as always I was just trying to explain some of this stuff to one of my friends since he wants to use pepakura for cosplaying but you summed it up better than I ever could lol. One thing that might help out though is a rounded off dull x-acto knife works really well for scoring lines.</p>
<p>Thanks for the compliments. It is harder to explain than to actually build. It seems intimidating so a little explaining helps people to get started.</p>

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