Origami guides

Posted on December 08, 2006

origami goliath beetle

Robert Lang has 33 origami crease patterns available as PDF downloads. The one above is for a goliath beetle, if you're wondering.

Within the last ten years, a new form of written instruction has become ubiquitous within the modern art of origami: the crease pattern (often referred to by its abbreviation, CP). Conventional origami diagrams describe a figure by a folding sequence — a linear step-by-step pattern of progression. Crease patterns, by contrast, provide a one-step connection from the unfolded square to the folded form, compressing hundreds of creases, and sometimes hours of folding, into a single diagram! Small wonder, then, that to many people, the concept of an origami crease pattern as a form of origami instruction is more than a little reminiscent of a famous S. Harris cartoon in which a scientific derivation is described by the phrase “then a miracle occurs…”

So where to start?

(Wikipedia on Origami)



Comments (5)

David Kemp said

Ouch - the comma ended up on the URL for that link.
Nice link :D

Posted by: David Kemp at December 8, 2006 02:04 PM .

bsn said

thanks. comma's gone.

Tim.

Posted by: bsn at December 8, 2006 02:38 PM .

guest said

commas back.

Posted by: guest at December 8, 2006 04:38 PM .

bsn said

?!

goddamn pesky comma!

Posted by: bsn at December 8, 2006 04:40 PM .

Ramon Bispo said

Very good!

I love origamis!

Posted by: Ramon Bispo at December 8, 2006 11:38 PM .