Ideas on how to make an unfoldable cowl


#1

I’m trying to make a cowl similar to the one I uploaded. I can’t figure out how to create this 3d object and then make it fold flat for drawing out on paper.


#2

How about this?

Draw a profile of the shape and a path for Follow Me (a hexagon in this case). It’s easier to set this thing up using the whole hexagon than it is to use just the half you ultimately need…
Run Follow Me.
Erase the bits you don’t need.
Use an extension such as Unwrap and Flatten Faces to unfold the shape (See the Extension Warehouse) or Flattery from Sketchucation.


#3

Thanks! Follow Me is a pretty cool feature. I’m new, obviously :).


#4

You’re welcome. follow Me is very useful and it’s definitely a tool to get familiar with.