Origami design process – Part 2

Post is a part of a larger series (Design process): Origami design process (introduction) Origami design process – Part 2 Origami and circles Relationships between basic elements of an origami model Maekawa-Justin and Kawasaki-Justin theorems How to hide an unused paper in your Origami model? Can central flaps be free? Why is central fold opening so popular? Crease…

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Universal molecule

Post is a part of a larger series (Uniaxial base): Traditional Origami Bases Uniaxial base Universal molecule Rabbit ear If you have ever tried to design a uniaxial base using circle packing method, then you probably know that process is based on the so-called divide and conquer approach. To make the long story short: all crease patterns of…

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Swivel fold

Post is a part of a larger series (Folds): Valley and mountain fold Swivel fold Sink fold Petal fold Rabbit ear What is swivel fold is not easy to define, but I can try using a well-known example. In figure 1, a swivel fold is performed on a Preliminary fold with one of its flaps Squash Folded (figure…

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Rabbit ear fold

Origami rabbit ear is one of the primary folds in origami. In its essence, a rabbit ear is an elegant way to force three lines or folds that forms a triangle to coincide.

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Uniaxial base
Uniaxial base

Uniaxial base

What is a uniaxial base? Post is a part of a larger series (Uniaxial base): Traditional Origami Bases Uniaxial base Universal molecule Rabbit ear Every origami model, no matter how complex, has a base in its core. Those bases can vary in their complexity, from simple traditional origami bases to complex custom made bases that can be seen…

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Crease pattern

Post is a part of a larger series (Design process): Origami design process (introduction) Origami design process – Part 2 Origami and circles Relationships between basic elements of an origami model Maekawa-Justin and Kawasaki-Justin theorems How to hide an unused paper in your Origami model? Can central flaps be free? Why is central fold opening so popular? Crease…

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Traditional Origami Bases

Post is a part of a larger series (Uniaxial base): Traditional Origami Bases Uniaxial base Universal molecule Rabbit ear Every origami model in its essence has a base. No matter how complicated or simple a model is, the base is always an initial step. In traditional origami, there are only a handful of bases and all traditional origami…

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How to Collapse Box Pleated Crease Pattern?

Post is a part of a larger series (Advanced concepts): Elias stretch Pythagorean stretch Pythagorean stretch - advance concept (no.1) Level shifters How to Collapse Box Pleated Crease Pattern? Introduction One of the most stated questions on the WEB regarding Origami is: How to collapse a crease pattern based on a box pleating method. Surprisingly the answer is…

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Pythagorean stretch

Post is a part of a larger series (Advanced concepts): Elias stretch Pythagorean stretch Pythagorean stretch - advance concept (no.1) Level shifters How to Collapse Box Pleated Crease Pattern? Pythagorean stretch Introduction Origami models based on a box pleating method are on average smaller compared to the similar models based on a circle packing method. In extreme cases,…

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One-dollar bill and origami

Making dollar bill origami models is very popular these days. If you search the Internet, you will easily find thousands of origami models made out of a dollar bill. You can also search the Internet to find similar models made out of European euro or Japanese yen banknotes and you will most certainly find some. But to be…

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