Monday, February 23, 2009

Castle Crashers Toy2

Here is the second toy in the castle crasher series. This one is one of my favs' i haven't done a lot of shading. I've tried to keep it simple and true to the original inspiration. I actually made a 3D model for showcasing the paper toys but haven't done the texture yet.. So stay tuned for that.. mean while here is the schematic for the Bear Castle crasher.

Castle Crashers Toy1

If you have been following the xbox live arcade scene, it's hard to miss games like castle crashers. The good old hack and slash genre in 2D, has co-op both offline and online. It's a lot of fun to play too (from what I heard). So any way.. got my hands on an image which had icon sized images of various characters in the game. I jumped to the opportunity and made a paper toy using these images as inspiration. So here goes our first castle crasher paper toy.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Robot Theme

I've got to admit.. im' pretty bad at shading and colouring... so pardon me for the bad shading in this theme for the paper toy.. but ive' got to keep trying right :) hopefully some day they will be awesome you know just like what most guys put out there.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pirate Toy

Used the template i created to make a pirate.. found this very nice image online, thought it would be perfect for a toy. If you have some experience in texturing 3D models, you should be able to create new toys using the template pretty easily. Here is the original image (some obscure site .. through google images)
And the corresponding toy theme on the template :) pretty neat haa. well today for the first time i discovered the anti-aliasing problem while using the fill tool in gimp... that lame tool keeps leaving gaps near the anti-aliased lines so this toy is a little rough around the edges.. hopefully will figure out some solution to this problem by the next time :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fine Tuning

As is the case with the programs we write, the bikes we ride, the language we use... paper toys require fine tuning too :)... here is the fine tuned version of the template i created.
  • It's got good looking legs now
  • The Neck region is scaled to be smaller than it used to be.
  • Removed the black filling in the flaps. So that people can just download this template and draw on it instead of having to edit it before doing anything.
  • Merged all the parts into a single image file.(one printout one toy :))

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Dexter PaperToy Template

I have been working on refining the schematic i used for creating dexter(prev post) so that people can use it to create custom paper toys. The feet part of the toy is still a little primitive and i am working on another template which has better design for the feet. I've even created a blank paper toy (without any eyes, etc.. just cut and fold the template to get the blank toy). Thought it would be nice activity for the people to come up with whacky faces etc using this template. I would work on putting out different themes for this toy but im' currently hard at work for creating a new template for a paper toy, once im' done with that.. may be ill' try working on this.
And here are the pictures of the paper toy made using the blank template.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

My own Paper Toy

After i came across the website, i've been downloading the schematics and making various toys from the website. one of my colleagues was interested in seeing a Dexter (from cartoon network) as a paper toy but unfortunately did not have it. I was going through other paper craft websites linked from cubeecraft and was really impressed by how many types of paper toy templates are available out there. That sparked off the intrest in me for making my own template for paper toys. I've tried my hand at making a paper toy using the template provided at, then decided to combine templates from other websites and come up with a good one to make characters like afro samurai, and the evil monsters in Samurai Jack. These initial undertakings went puff as the papertoys looked ridiculous. Which made me thinkg about making just a simple paper toy.. you know with just one cube/cuboid. Fortunately the dexter's images led me to a pretty good paper toy template, which i've been trying to polish to be published. The initial dexter's template looks really cool but has some flaws which will be / have been fixed in the actual template. Will be posting that next time around