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The addition of curvature introduces some situations which conventional crease patterns are not good at dealing with. I present some ideas for incorporating surface curvature into crease patterns, and discuss why I chose these schematics.
Diagrams for an elegant seven piece color-change modular.
Thoughts on preserving origami history
Diagrams for an expressive and graceful horse.
Crease pattern and design notes for a complex asymmetric waterdragon.
This time it's all about Origamido®. It's a unique paper Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander make specifically for origami.
Diagrams and video tutorial for a color-change box modular.
A method for making four-compartment side–to–side or corner–to–corner divider inserts for prism-shape containers with square faces is generalized so as to produce n equal compartments of specified height for a container with an n–sided regular-polygon face.
Ilan Garibi describes the paper making process for Kozo - from tree to finished sheet. He had the unique opportunity of doing a workshop at Tut Neyar in Israel.
Download PDF diagrams for folding this Palaeozoic armoured jawless fish.
This article presents different ideas on how to publicize origami books online. These tips are useful for authors, but can partly also be applied by origami enthusiasts wishing to support creators - and thus ensure books continue to be published.
New diagrams for an early model.
With many tessellations, the obvious way to design the crease pattern doesn't necessarily result in a foldable pattern. By adding extra creases to the pattern, you can sometimes find an alternate way to the finished form, as you'll see in this geometric pattern.
Crease pattern for Toshikazu Kawasaki's Dragon inspired by a statue in Barcelona. OrigamiUSA members have contributed diagrams and a video tutorial for this model as well.
With just a few simple steps and some shaping to taste, you can fold an attractive duck.
Diagrams for Didier Piguel's Stardust, a star that can be transformed into an abstract yet expressive character.