I am trying to model a burger box. I used a plane and extrude it for each side. After this was done, I fold the edges to fold the box. As you can see in the image below, it doesn't came perfect out of the box. I think the problem is that the angles of the beveled edges are not the same.

I start all over again, but thought maybe there are some good tips how to achieve a correct burger box. Especially for the angled corners as they should be aligned correctly to each side.

Start over again with a simple plane. But have some questions for the right workflow to get the sides correctly.

My first try, but as you can see it's not perfectly, as some sides overlaps each other


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In reality, the paper bends to hold the box closed.
In 3D no bending occurs, the paper clips through instead.

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Some pointers for modeling:

  1. Model only one half and use Mirror Modifier to generate the other
  2. Use Solidify Modifier to add thickness
  3. Make use of Pivot points when rotating (Active element works well)
  4. Use Custom orientations to rotate angled parts

Using Pivot Point > Active Element to rotate around selected vertex.

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Using a Custom orientation to rotate an angled flap.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't want to split your full answer here :) So just a suggestion to use armature in like one click blender.stackexchange.com/a/161399/2214 Bones are automatically generated along face and already limited in rotation, so easy to animate (some test from 2011 imgur.com/ShLOtUm ) $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Aug 24, 2020 at 18:10
  • $\begingroup$ I'd say that actually deserves a separate answer :). I didn't mention armatures, because I have no experience in that area :). But it seems more convenient. $\endgroup$ Aug 24, 2020 at 18:18
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    $\begingroup$ You already covered key points. Addon is just an extension in this Q to anim - you just select a face of object and run addon that creates a whole rig, there is not much to say and you dont need experience here I would say. If you would be interested to explore it fill free to extend your A. $\endgroup$
    – vklidu
    Aug 24, 2020 at 19:22

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