A design environment for paper sculpture built upon the MacScheme system (LightShip Software). The user chooses from a number of starting polyhedra; the selected polyhedron appears in a ThreeD window and a corresponding folding net appears in a TwoD window. The user can employ both built-in features and the embedded programming language to customize the polyhedron, stretching or shrinking the polyhedron along its axes, truncating it at vertices, or adding pyramidal caps to faces. Once the user is done customizing the new shape, the system will attempt to generate a folding net for it. The user may then work with a variety of paint tools to decorate the folding net; finally, the decorated net can be printed out on a color printer and assembled into a paper model.


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