How to Unfold a Globe in 3D to Fold it Up Again With Paper

Athanasios Pozantzis show you how to create an icosahedron globe that you can print on paper and fold in real life.

It must occur to everyone who learns UV techniques in 3D. Could it be possible to unfold a 3D object in such a way that you can print and fold it back up again with paper? The answer is yes, and while there are specialized tools that allow you to design flattened 3D shapes with the proper tabs, you can do it with Cinema 4D and BodyPaint.

Check out this latest tutorial from Athanasios Pozantzis who insists that your kids, family, and annoying relatives will love. “In this Cinema 4D tutorial, I will show you how to create an icosahedron you can print on paper and fold into a paper globe,” Pozantzis says. The tutorial covers much more too: “In the process, we will learn how to unwrap the solid, bake the material from a Spherical Projection down to the UVs we created.” The tutorial covers working with BodyPaint 3D to see the cutting and folding lines.

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