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Paper building ( testing my new Silhouette Portrait cutter )
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 Posted: Sun Jul 10th, 2016 02:33 am
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As the prototype I selected  the house where I was born In Montfort  ( Belgium )
The flat structure has 4 layers:
glass
 windows frames   and door
 stone wall
relief details


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 Posted: Sun Jul 10th, 2016 02:39 am
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First I  drew the front wall section , the stones were drawn one by one
The pencil drawing was  scanned to produce a .jpg file that  was  directly imported in the "silhouette studio " software supplied with the Silhouette Portrait
 


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 Posted: Sun Jul 10th, 2016 03:14 am
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Excellent Jacques. I know that several of us will be watching this with great interest. I like that house a lot and could see a version of it being built here in Nevada.



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Using the silhouette studio software  the 5  openings  to cut in the wall were located.
The .studio3 file was sent to the printer .
The printed  document ( containing the stone wall , the 5 located openings  and 3  registration marks  to guide the optical system ) was glued to the mat.
The mat was introduced  into the cutter and the 5 openings were cut.
I now have a layer with the printed stone wall and the 5 openings cut.

The same  .studio3 file was used to erase the stones and draw  the door and the 3 windows at  the exact locations where the openings were cut. The arched portal opening was located and the file was printed
It was sent to the cutter to cut the arched portal.

A third layer was made for the stone details those were cut by the same process.

I  added a clear styrene layer for the glass panes


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The final picture show the 4 layers better.

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Another  version of the house  ( made using model builder software  ) where I scanned 3 different layers.




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 Posted: Sun Jul 10th, 2016 08:29 pm
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Was the photo of the real building reversed? I'm wondering why the model is the opposite ''hand''

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@Jacques
the edges of the openings look a bit fuzzy, as if cut by a blunt knife, as do the windows ' and door frames. This look is a bit in contrary to what I've read abut the Silhouette's performance so far. Did you use the heaviest paper possible?

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A link to Pendon's paper modeling howtos.
I had the pleasure of talking to the late Mr. Ireland about his techniques. A very informative talk that was.
With the Silhouette, one can transfer the painstaking steps into the program's care.

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i prefer to use collered paper thru and thru
that way you prevent the white paper you can see on the windows

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Paper modeling is a big thing in the UK, as I often read British model magazines for 'out of the box thinking' as they do things you never see in US magazines. I've seen some amazing work with paper siding for stone and brick done in those cases.
I am waiting to see what you accomplish here. It looks good so far!



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