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Vocabulary

Before you embrace the epic journey of papercraft, we recommend that you familiarize yourself to the community's jargon. Here is an exhaustive list of commonly used words. Have fun!

build test

transitive verb
: to test the feasibility of a model's template by building the model <Casey build tested the new design> —the result is a test build

noun
: the act of build testing <the build test was accomplished by Kerry>

build tester

noun
: a person who tests the feasibility of a model's template by building the model <the build tester of this design is Riley>

design

transitive verb
: to create a model's template <Jessie designed this character>

noun
1 : a designed template <the animal's design is very simple>
2 : the act of designing <Jody has amazing design skills>

designer

noun
: a creator of a model's template <the designer of this vehicle is Jackie>

gluing tab

noun
: a flap attached to a part's edge and used to secure this edge to the neighboring edge in the finalized model <the gluing tab is too big to fit in> —usually white and either triangular or trapezoidal

© 2015 Rob Ives. CC BY-NC-SA

g/m²

abbreviation
: grams per square meter <Avery uses 120 g/m² paper> —a unit of paper density

grams per square meter

noun
: a unit of paper density <bigger models require paper with a thickness of more grams per square meter>

gsm

abbreviation
: grams per square meter <standard printed paper has a thickness of 75 gsm> —a unit of paper density

"papercraft"

noun
: the creative activity of building three-dimensional models using paper as a material <papercraft is my favorite hobby> —learn more

© Haywan Chiu. All rights reserved.

paper density

noun
: a standardized method of measuring the thickness of a piece of paper <this sheet of paper has a paper density of 150 gsm> —usually measured in pounds (lb) or grams per square meter (gsm or g/m²)

PDO

noun
: a file format used by the Pepakura applications <a PDO file is provided with the PDF files> —currently only supported by Pepakura Designer and Pepakura Viewer

Pepakura

trademark
: a set of two applications, Pepakura Viewer and Pepakura Designer, produced by Japanese software developer Tama Software <Pepakura does not run on my Mac>

Pepakura Designer

trademark
: an application produced by Japanese software developer Tama Software <Pepakura Designer was used to design this template> —used to produce the two-dimensional template of a three-dimensional model

© Tama Software Ltd. All rights reserved.

Pepakura Viewer

trademark
: an application produced by Japanese software developer Tama Software <Pepakura Viewer can open the PDO file provided> —used to display a three-dimensional preview of a model and a two-dimensional preview of its template using a PDO file

© Tama Software Ltd. All rights reserved.

score

transitive verb
: to create a small notch on the paper by passing lightly over the fold lines <Jaime scores the fold lines with a safety pin> —commonly done with a dull object (e.g. a safety pin) before making the fold in order to make the latter straight and sharp

noun
: a resulting notch <the score should follow the folding lines>

tab

noun
: a gluing tab <firmly press on the tab with your fingers>

template

noun
: a two-dimensional pattern printed or drawn, cut, and assembled into a three-dimensional model <the template can be downloaded free of charge>

© BogenBastler. CC0

test build

noun
: the model resulting of a build test <the test build was made by Peyton>

© Ben Wahab / snypa.co.uk 2014

vocabulary.txt · Last modified: 2015/08/09 10:39 by Gilles-Philippe