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« Reply #40 on: February 24, 2012 01:15:37 PM »

I want to do this for plushie making.  How do you know where to add additional segments to the tape pattern?  Like, just on curves?
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« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2012 07:57:26 AM »

Yes, wherever a contour changes you should add a seam.  If there's a large curve, you might need to break it up into several sections in order to keep it from flattening out.  The minimum number of sections for a large curved shape like a head or torso is 5 if you don't want it to look "faceted." The more detail you want, the more sections.    Smiley
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« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2012 11:49:06 AM »

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« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2012 02:25:13 AM »

You have just absolutely blown my mind. This is so simple...but so brilliant. Thank you so much!
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« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2012 05:51:37 PM »

You're welcome!  Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2015 09:01:14 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2015 08:51:14 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial, Ludi.  I've had this bookmarked for a super long time.  I finally got around to making a mascot style costume using this tutorial to make the head for my pteranodon costume.  Check it out:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=441908.0
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