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by Jon Tucker
This articles shows how to construct arbitrary square grids via folding alone, using Haga's First Theorem.
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by Thomas R. Crain
This article explores several variations in a square twist crease pattern that may be achieved simply by varying the mountain/valley assignment of the same underlying crease pattern.
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by Troels Højer Jensen and Hans Dybkjær
In origami we frequently need to find an \(n\)th of a paper, often in order to divide it into an \(n \times n\) grid. This article generalizes a common technique for finding references and provides some insight into the geometric properties of paper.
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Diagrams for an octagonal star with color change, from a single uncut square. Also included is a variation of the star.
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by Hans Dybkjær
This article tells the tale of the higher spheres of oranges and apples: How I got there, and how to make them.
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A copy of the long-lost chapter on design from "The Complete Book of Origami."
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Two 3D tessellations: a brick wall and an octahedral-tetrahedral truss network.
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Diagrams for a not-super-simple, not-super-complex dragon, seeking to find a middle ground in dragon complexity.
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A sunk-side elbow design is used to create a variety of models: Star Block models in particular. This method has the potential for much creative work!
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Toyoaki Kawai’s method of making a pentagon from a square is a widely used one. This article demonstrates how to extend his method to a decagon and shows examples of transpositions of well known designs to pentagons and decagons.
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An essay about origami designer Seth Friedman's experiences involving reading and folding from Crease Patterns.
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An article about folding images using large grids and hundreds of reverse folds.
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Curved-crease origami can be designed by considering the properties of ruling lines, lines on the crease pattern that remain straight in the 3D folded form. This technique was developed by David Huffman, who identified conic section curves has being particularly suitable for curved-crease designs. Two examples using ellipses are given as crease patterns.
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A crease pattern for a box-pleated dragonfly.
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This article aimed at novice folders examines the design and folding process for geometric bowl and vase models characterized by a series of curved pleats.
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This month's crease pattern folds a symmetric subject on an inherently unsymmetric base.
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A hex-pleated design for a long-legged katydid with some discussion of the design principles.
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by Wendy Zeichner
An interview with two pioneers of modular woven polypolyhedra.
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by Arnold Tubis and Carmen Sprung
Tubis and Sprung show that the same starting shapes used previously to create generalized masu boxes [Tubis and Pooley 2012] can be used to produce \(n\)-pointed 3D stars.
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by Arnold Tubis and Christopher Pooley
Tubis and Pooley explore \(n\)-sided generalizations of the masu and one of its many decorative-lids. Detailed video instructions are provided at the Origami Player site.
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A pleated cone sliced by multiple planes creates this geometric model reminiscent of a breaking wave.
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A rotationally symmetric geometric shape, folded from a hexagon, based on Jeannine Mosely's "Bud".
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This article describes techniques for finding reference points for models with square root of two ratios which are commonly found in 22.5 degree designs.
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Design and folding instructions for one of the 54 polypolyhedra using dollar bills.
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Crease pattern and design notes for a complex asymmetric waterdragon.
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Explore hex pleating further with this long- and variable-length-legged spider design.
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The first in a series, analyzing crease patterns. In this article, we take a big picture look at a Werewolf designed by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/53465278@N02/" target="blank">Jacob Rossman</a>.
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This crease pattern introduces a new form of uniaxial base design, called <i>hex pleating</i> and describes how to use technique technique.
Course information for an MIT graduate course in Geometric Folding Algorithms.
A review of a book which pays tribute to the inspiring and unrivaled legacy of one of origami's greatest masters.
This article gives a nice overview of the types of tessellations there are, and how to create one yourself.
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Follow the design of this uniaxial box-pleated design from start to finished, fully assigned crease pattern. Then try your hand at folding it.
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by Joseph Wu
A case study of a commercial origami project.
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Crease pattern, diagrams, and design notes for a convertible created for a car design challenge.