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Designing a sad robot (by folding paper)


Cody Gindy uses a collection of 3D tools for this craft project.

I wanted to make a robot, but there are so many ways to do that! In the past, tackling projects with vague goals has left me aimlessly meandering. I wanted to avoid that this time, so I created a silly little limitation to help guide me: the robot I design has to be something I can build out of paper in the real world.

In this video I used Blender, the Paper Model add-on, Rebelle 7, and Substance Designer, Substance Painter, and Substance Sampler.

Thanks for watching :)

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

1 Comment

  1. Isn't it faster to draw meshes on cardboard, hand-paint them, cut out, and glue the faces to each other to make solids? Using all this software for something that is a quite simple manual task is a bit of overkill. Signum temporis.

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