Intro: 3D Net Characters
This can be used as a lesson plan. Graphics in IT --> Year 8 students.
To create a net for a 3D character that can be cut out, folded and stuck together. It should fit on a single sheet of A4 card and have the school logo and assembly instructions on it. You can choose from any of the following characters:
View the nets below in .pdf format.
Step 1: Design a Character
- 3 designs with annotations.
- 4 detailed designs with all possible details thought out.
Step 2: Choose a Net
Choose a net from the resources to best match your design and save this to your user area. Additional nets can be found here: http://www.readymech.com/
Step 3: Create Your File
Create a blank page on Fireworks the same size as an A4 page. Print screen the net into Fireworks and scale it.
Step 4: Creating Your Blank Net
Create a new layer and use the Vector Pen tool to trace around the net, you should be very specific with this. You should end up with a blank one. It should look like the one below.
Step 5: Apply Your Design
In Fireworks using the Vector and Bitmap tools, where appropriate, draw suitable designs on to your net. You will need to think about how it folds and any cuts you may want to include.
Step 6: Extras
Add in some additional items that would be useful for your character such as a hat or glasses as well as the school logo.
Step 7: Finishing Touches
Remember to put in dotted lines where folding is required and assembly instructions. See what the final net should look like below:
Step 8: Evaluate
- What skills and techniques you have used.
- If you have met the purpose of the project.
- If your project is suitable for your target audience.
Step 9: Make and Reflect!
Make your model and suggest one or more improvements you could make.