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  1. If I had to guess, I’d say that you made slits in the paper, probably 6 of them along the middle of the 6 pleats.

    I’m impressed by the nice light pattern this generates!

  2. Kevin says

    i think i know how you did that too but i just don’t know how to describe it…
    ~_~

  3. Administrator says

    Yes, Mr. Hull, you have hit the nail on the head. a tiny slit allows the paper to fold in a manner that a single sheet would not.

    I know that “origami purists” would think this is horrible, and I can’t say that I’m really fond of the technique, but there’s no other physical way to make the paper fold like that.

    I think a lot of these methods are more interesting when applied to mechanical, biological or nanotech purposes, or so I like to pretend in my head.

    Although I do think there’s some good future use in knowing all the ways that a plane can be contorted with specific limitations. Not sure what it is, yet, but I think it’s out there.

    Anyway, it looks pretty, so that’s good enough for me right now!

  4. Thomas Millet says

    Arrrrgh. No wonder you said it was an unconventional aproach! And here I spent half the night trying to figure it out without doing just that! I came to the conclusion that I was a bumbling idiot and that even with two pictures I couldn’t figure it out! What about adding pentagons and tessellating it three dimensionaly into a curved plane (possibly a sphere). Joels masks and hat bring that idea nicely back into play.

  5. Administrator says

    yes, I have folded this same pattern in many ways, all of which necessitate a 3d approach, as well as some curving. these are all very interesting things in their own right, but I have always wanted to see this exact pattern- so here it is.

    rest assured I don’t think I’ll be using much cutting again- it was too much work to always remember where the X-acto knife was when I needed it, and I kept making the cuts too long, etc.

    better to just travel with my paper, and keep it simple!

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