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Paper-Kit transforms 2D portraits into a 3D model
By Jason Falconer
January 24, 2013
Papercraft projects tend to be based on 3D models from video games or custom-made art projects. The basic idea is to take a 3D model and flatten it out in software such as Dunreeb Cutout or Pepakura Designer by Tama software. Then you print it, cut out the parts, fold them where necessary, and paste the whole mess together. Now, thanks to Paper-kit.com, if you've got a big head – or simply want one – you can use the same technique to build an over-sized three-dimensional paper model of yourself using 2D photos.
You begin by uploading photos taken from the front, left, and right side of your head. The software automatically maps that to a 3D polygonal model, which can be fine-tuned so that your eyes, nose, ears, and mouth match up. The software then flattens the model and generates a PDF file that costs US$2 dollars to download. This is then printed to make the model. Of course, if you have long hair it's probably not going to work for you, as the software currently has no way of handling extra details like ponytails.