Simple, yet powerful…
We are absolutely fascinated by Kirigami and Popup Cards. Because of our fascination, we set out to make sure the tools you’ll need to create these works of art are available and easy to use. We are always listening to our users and are adding features that make Popup Card Studio™ work even more intuitively. Here is a small subset of features we have already added to the current version:
Works With Make The Cut! and Inkscape
Send Directly To Your Cutting Machine
If you have Make The Cut! installed with the plug-in to your machine, Popup Card Studio™ will allow you to send the cutting data directly to your machine.
Mountain, Valley and Hinge Lines
Popup Card Studio™ separates three specific fold lines from the cut lines. You can specify how fold lines look as well as how the cut lines work.
One Piece Of Paper Is All You’ll Need
All cards created with Popup Card Studio™ will only need one piece of paper. No gluing, either. Simply design, cut, then fold!
Import SVG Files
It’s fun to see a two dimensional graphic turned into a three dimensional object. You can import all your SVG vector graphics. Retains layers and colors as well.
Work In Three Dimensions
Popup Card Studio™ allows you to work in three dimensions giving you full control of how layers should work… even with transparency.
Watch How It Folds
Popup Card Studio™ allows you to fold the card from 1 degree up to 179 degrees. You can also work on the card when it’s folded at any degree.
Powered by POV-Ray, Virtual Snapshot gives you the power of ray-tracing without the complication. This feature will allow you to see what your card will look like in real life without having to cut it out first.
Popup Card Studio’s interface is customizable. You can move toolbars where you need them and even change the color of the interface.
User-Contributed Online Gallery
Coming Soon: As soon as we have enough user-contributed SVGs and Cards, we will allow all users to download and use them in their own projects.
Tools You Are Familiar With
We added a lot of the popular tools from Make The Cut! so that the experience is familiar to you: Split, Layer, Join, Weld, Boolean Join, to name a few.
Powered by OpenGL™
Popup Card Studio™ is powered by the industry standard OpenGL. A majority of video cards, old and new, will be able to handle OpenGL without driver updates.
Full Printer Support
You can print directly to your printer (mirrored or otherwise) with your line color coded based on fold or cut.
Created By Crafters
Popup Card Studio™ was created by crafters. Just like you, we are do-it-yourself kind of people. We have been heavily involved in the crafting industry for the past 4 years. We understand how crafters think and how they work.