Create, decorate, print, cut out, and assemble paper models of geodesic spheres, geodesic domes, polyhedra, icosahedra, dodecahedra, photo cubes, Platonic solids, Archimedean solids, and more. Discover paper model construction and mathematical origami with this free open source software. Take pictures of your kids and make a really cool photo dodecahedron in minutes!
Latest alpha version: papercut-alpha-1-1-1-setup.msi release details (or view all versions)
What is PaperCut?
PaperCut is an open-source freeware program for creating paper models you can print, cut out, and glue together. It is mostly for fun. It does some cool things like generating geodesic domes and stellating shapes, and allows you to decorate them with pictures and text. All the pictures of models you see on this site were constructed using PaperCut. Click here to see some assembled samples.
You can create all kinds of geometric shapes - all the Platonic solids, many of the Archimedean solids, and lots more. Make a photocube or a photo-dodecahedron.
This is a preliminary alpha version. It works but lacks features and doesn't have a "wizard mode" and other things that would be handy, and doesn't print properly on some older printers.
The latest build of PaperCut is 1.1.1, from 29 Oct 2007.
First release built with VS2005 Enabled image rotation using a very slow method, and fixed a number of bugs related to importing arbitrary .off shape files from Blender. There are more edge conditions related to edge winding in OFF import. Hopefully they have all been nailed now, but the test cases take a bit of time to work through. (for full release details click here)
Download: papercut-alpha-1-1-1-setup.msi updated 29 Oct 2007 - 5.0mb
If that doesn't work, try the full install: papercut-alpha-1-1-1-setup.exe updated 29 Oct 2007 - 4.8mb.
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