01 June 2007

Copernican System Paper Automata

Hello everybody, my name is Sam, I'm the not-so-new member of Paperkraft.net - I work as an illustrator mainly for children's books and I'm based in the New York city. I've been a follower of this blog since it's inception and have been posting comments on the sideline, I officially joined last February but I was in the process of moving to New York from Aachen, Germany, where I used to work. I have to admit that at first, papercraft wasn't really my thing, I was more into automata, and through this site, I have grown to loved papercraft and paper automata ever since. As you've noticed, the other members of the team are mostly working on papercraft models and origami, I will be posting only on paper automatas and some papercraft related news. Finally, I would like to thank Ron for giving me this opportunity and for the advices he shared with me with regards to posting (colored folders for backgrounds, photo size/watermarks, lighting, info. on the model, etc...) and hopefully earn the readers acceptance.



To kick things off, here is a paper automata from Canon (Japan), created by renowned paper engineer, Keisuke Saka - it is based on the Copernican System, also known as heliocentrism. Copernican, being from Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543), a Polish astronomer and mathematician who theorized that the Sun was the center of the universe/solar system. This model is 7" on it's widest part and about 6" tall, comes in PDF format.

Canon Copernican System Paper Automata [via Mediafire]


11 comments:

  1. Hello sam, welcome, were glad to see a new face.

    I can tell your new at this so ill be gentle(just kidding), you know the background you put has some spaces in them, i can clearly see the gaps on your photos, maybe next time theyll be more flushed with a little help from mr tape and mrs glue. I also wanted to ask what kind of watermark program you guys are using? your photo watermark looks exactly the same as on ron's posts?

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  2. Thanks Kevin,

    I use Photowatermark Pro 2002 Edition for all my photos. Ron gave me these following settings (if I'm not mistaken, he uses Adobe Photoshop) for his version H=5%, V=2%, size=50%, Font=Arial, Font Size=48, transparency=50%

    I got it to look like Ron's by trial and error on my software. I just played around with the settings until I got it to look as identical as possible. Hope that helps.

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  3. very nice for a start post, thanks sam

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  4. thanks for the info. i tried it with photoshop and it came out real good. i did mine on a transparency level of 60% though.

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  5. holy crap, this thing is sweet, thanks and welcome

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  6. This looks like it would be fun to build. Keisuke Saka is who got me interested in papercraft to begin with.

    Rustin Allison

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  7. did you do some illustration work for MBM Publications? I think I saw some of your works at the NYAW, but you had a darker hair color there.

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  8. stitch is the manMay 31, 2007 6:13 PM

    where's ron? why hasn't he posted any papercraft this week?

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  9. >dante

    Yes, I did in fact do some work for them. Did you have any favorites?


    >stitch

    Last time I spoke with him was before Memorial Day, maybe his still on vacation, or maybe his doing more papercrafts for you guys - in any case If you need to talk to him, may I suggest you try the email link on the right side column.

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  10. i liked the one with the octupus :0
    it looks like a lot of fun

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