Paper Airplane

  • November 25, 2014
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: jefftml
  • License: CC-BY
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This model was made by me from scratch, including the texture and bump map. It is UV unwrapped and the mesh is mirrored so tweaking the model is very easy. The base mesh is also parented to a null to make moving and rotating the model as easy as possible.


  • FayZee profile picture

    @jefftml, please could you tell me what method you used to make the folds? I have a project that is somewhat similar, but with many more folds, both valley and mountain folds.

    I like the fact that you have used paper torn out of a lined paper pad.

    Edited November 29, 2014
  • FayZee profile picture

    Thanks for the explanation, @jefftml, I will give it a go :-)

    Edited November 30, 2014
  • jefftml profile picture

    If you look at the UV map, you can see the geometry that I started with. I folded a real piece of paper and measured the angles, then subdivided the mesh to add about five vertices to each fold area. Then, I created a custom transform orientation to rotate around that edge. I manually moved the additional vertices because I couldn't get proportional editing to move them the way I wanted.

    It's probably not the best method, but it worked. I also tried using an armature to move the verts, but that didn't work well.

    Written November 30, 2014
  • sundrift profile picture

    Thanks for providing this blend! I used it in the 3D music video that I created, The Problem with Friends:

    Written January 22, 2016
  • N57105 profile picture

    Looks like fun. I'm going to try to add it to FSX Flight Simulator

    Written December 13, 2016