Level shifters

Anyone who has ever tried to design box pleated origami models knows that those models have rather narrow flaps. This feature doesn't have to be a problem, quite a contrary, it can even be an asset. But when wider flaps are needed, gadgets known as level shifters have to be used. Level shifters, in their essence, allow us…

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Hinge crease

A hinge crease serves two purposes. By definition, a Hinge crease is a line that defines polygons by the mere fact it surrounds it. Also, a hinge crease is a line around which a flap can rotate. Hence the name. It looks similar to a door hinge. Figure 1 In figure 1 we can see the same hinge…

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Relationships between basic elements of an origami model

All basic elements of an origami model (flaps and rivers) must be in the same relationship, both on the stick figure and the crease pattern. Reason is quite simple. Both stick figure and crease pattern are a graphical representation of the same future model. Therefore, it is not possible for a crease pattern to show one thing and for a stick figure to show something else.

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