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I just discovered that you can export your blender model as a paper model, that you can later cut out.

https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/2353/75504

Github: https://github.com/addam/Export-Paper-Model-from-Blender

Home page: https://blenderartists.org/t/export-paper-model/476597

I tried it and for some reason no matter what I do the dimensions in blender don't match with the real model. Is there a way to deal with this, or do I have to just accept it?

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    $\begingroup$ @vklidu I voted to close re lacking detail and clarity, eg a link to the addon, perhaps description of an attempt and the expected result vs "real" result. and yeah the title. Possibly harsh, flitter between commenting, editing and voting to close. $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 14:58
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    $\begingroup$ If this is about an add-on, can you change the title, or at least put an add-on tag? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 15:01
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    $\begingroup$ @batFINGER you are right, just for a new contributor -I dont see notification to improve Q ... probably it cames after closing? Will check the system. $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 15:27
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    $\begingroup$ Will find noobs toe the line better if you beat them with the close stick.... (lol) Most important IMO is the link, others who read this question who are interested and henceforth desire to know more about paper folding can find the link to the addon searching the comments above. .. and suggested edit to the question. (Forgive me, it's late) $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 15:41
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    $\begingroup$ Sigh, edited. Hopefully it is the addon in question 8^)- $\endgroup$
    – batFINGER
    Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 15:54

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Tried with a Cube and seems to be working. But there is one thing that could be good to discuss with developer of this addon on Blenderartists


Cube

  • Object Dimension set 0.2 m
  • Object Scale is always better to have a 1 (Apply Scale Ctrl+A)

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Addon

  • press Unfold
  • or select edges press Mark as Seam and press Unfold

Export (or skip for now)

  • Model Scale 1
  • Page Size 1 m

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When export window popups go to options (right up gear icon)

  • it seems addon does not respect export setup from 3Dview
  • by default addon change scale automatically to fit A4 paper format

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  • change scale to 1
  • if format is not enough for unfolded object it warns you

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  • change paper format, addon will inform you if it is enough

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