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Timo de Zwart

Fold my Design - inside/outside mixup

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Hello everybody, I'm a 2D graphic designer and want to be able to use C4D to add 3D to my designs.
I now try to make a package design I made into 3D using the Fold my Design option in C4D.


But somehow the inside and the outside seem to be mixed up? 

(as you can see on the enclosed images.)
Is there maybe any way how I can manually rotate this to how it should be?

Or is there maybe something wrong with the Illustrator (v8) file I made and imported into Cinema?


I am a total noob and I hardly know what I'm doing in Cinema yet.

So please if you can tell me how I can do this then maybe also tell me a bit of where I need to go within the software?


I hope you guys can help me out .. :)



Schermafbeelding 2019-04-10 om 14.05.59.png


Schermafbeelding 2019-04-10 om 14.20.32.png



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If you can share both your .ai and .c4d file that would help a lot in figuring out what went wrong.


When you post them I can give it a try and see what the issue is. 


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  • Brilliant! Thanks Phobos :)
    I've add both the files.

    If you need anything else please let me know :)

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    Hey Timo

    Attached you will find the fixed file. 

    It was a very straightforward process. 


    There are two things you need to make sure you do correctly when creating your packaging


    1) When your ai file is imported in to cinema drag the whole group to the splines null of the plugin

    and hit the Center&Rotate Splines in the HUD display. If everything went correctly you will your packaging flat in the centre (0,0,0)

    In your case something went wrong and as you can see from your file some parts of the packaging are vertical and others horizontal


    2) When you hit the fold preview command play with the order of the splines. The base of your packaging should be first and then the connecting parts to that

    should follow underneath. If everything went according to plan most of the splines will have a green colour. Then you can hit create guides.



    That's pretty much it!


    Hope that helps!



    Screenshot 2019-04-10 at 5.32.06 PM.png

    Packaging Fixed.c4d

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  • Hey Dimitris, this is awesome!

    Yes this helps me a lot. :)

    Thank you so much!

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