Introduction: Papercraft Low Poly Wolf Mask

I made a low poly wolf mask out of paper and now I want to share it with You guys. It fits a child's head, but You can always scale it up, using 3D computer graphics software like Blender.

To make your own, You will need:

Computer

3D graphics software or a program that creates buildable papercraft models like Pepakura

Printer

Some thick paper (I recommend 250 g/m^2)

Scissors

Cutting board

Dull knife

Ruler

Glue stick

Step 1: Change Dimensions and Unfold Your 3D Model

To create the 3D low poly model I used Blender. It's free and it has a lot of functionalities. I attached a .stl file that You can use. If You want to change the dimensions just change the scale. Then unfold the 3D model. It will be divided into islands (in this case 29 islands), and Blender will add flaps on their edges to allow You to glue them together. After unfolding, You have to export the paper model, preferably in a .pdf file (I also attached a .pdf file ready for printing). You can also do all this in Pepakura, but I found that it adds unnecessary edges to models, so I try to avoid using it.

Step 2:

After that You have to print your .pdf file on thick A4 paper.

Step 3: Cutting

You have to carefully cut it out. I prefer scissors, but You can use a utility knife. Be very precise with the edges without any flaps. But when it comes to flaps, I like to add some area, to make it easier to connect the pieces later.

Step 4: Folding

I use a dull knife and a ruler, to trace all the edges. It makes it easier to fold them later.

Step 5: Gluing

I use stick glue to join all the pieces together. Blender marks them to make it easier to find them, but I like to use the 3D model to do this.

Step 6: End Result

When You finish gluing all the pieces together, it should look like this. Do not worry if it got covered in glue. You will probably want to paint over it. If so, i recommend acrylic paint.

Edit: I added the painted version. Oh! And it turns out it fits me too.

Comments

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BaptisteL8 (author)2017-05-04

please send me the PDF. I have a blank file.

alveole632-polo@yahoo.fr

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RayaanK (author)2017-04-13

i have a question how do i know which peice goes with each peice i dont understand the numbers written on the folds

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OlgaŁ (author)RayaanK2017-04-13

I believe that the numbers on the flaps are first - the number of the island You need to find, and second - the number of the spot You need to connect the two pieces at. You probably should have an open pdf file while doing this. Honestly, this is to difficult for me, so I never use them. I just treat it as a big 3D puzzle.Try to find two pieces that fit, compare it to the 3D model, and than glue them together. It doesn't take such a long time.
Good luck :-)

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1khanray3 (author)OlgaŁ2017-04-20

Thanks the whole thing looks quite easy but where they eyes are quite confusing and i cant get to them. and also when i open up the file in blender it just opens us the basic layout of the cube and the the wolf mask itself. I dont know what i have done wrong because i've used blender alot but the file you have attached isnt the wolf or it might just be a problem for me :)

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TunLong (author)2017-04-08

thật tuyệt vời !

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OlgaŁ (author)TunLong2017-04-09

cảm ơn bạn!

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nancy elizabethaa (author)2017-04-05

puede mandar el pdf a mi correo? eliza_a98@hotmail.com

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OlgaŁ (author)nancy elizabethaa2017-04-09

Sorry for the delay! I thought that the .pdf and .stl files are available for everyone.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9ntgboama6ag3u/wolf.pdf?dl=0

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tomatoskins (author)2017-03-27

The finished result looks great! How long did it take you to design the mask?

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OlgaŁ (author)tomatoskins2017-03-27

Thanks!

It's hard to say exactly, becasue I just added some changes to my earlier 3D model of a fox mask. The first one took me about 3-4 hours to make. But when You already have one ready, it's a lot easier to just tweak it a little bit. This way a fox becomes a wolf. A wolf can maybe become a cat, and so on.

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