Oh nose, more hyperrealistic papercraft


[photo of three papercraft heads, stuck to a wall]

Heerlen-born, Rotterdam-based artist Bert Simons makes these scarily realistic papercraft models, by first making 3D models of real subjects. Playing with the uncanny valley, eh? Dude uses Free Software, namely the 3D package Blender (originally from Dutch company Not a Number, but released as GPL software after a donation drive); and Ubuntu for his web server.

See also: Papercraft models of the industrial age.

Via Boingboing. Source photo: Bert Simons.


  1. hi,
    saw the 3d faces can i make them with any photographs can i know how to make them if you have a tutorial please can you send me .i havent worked with the software before but will learn ti by tutorial .

    warm regards

    Comment by runa — January 20, 2009 @ 5:45 am

  2. Ruan, you’d better ask the artist directly.

    Having said that, an architect called Chuck Clark recently developed a method for mapping a 3D object into a foldable 2D representation, so you might want to check him out.

    Comment by Branko Collin — January 20, 2009 @ 12:27 pm

  3. You can use Pepakura Designer to create papercrafts out of 3D models.

    Comment by Fotati — April 12, 2009 @ 11:46 am

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