Hexakaidecagon 1/4 view. a study in crease assignment.
Originally uploaded by EricGjerde.
Folding a hexakaidecagon (16 sided shape). It creates a necessarily large central shape. I don’t have the folding chops to make this central space into something more interesting, in a Chris Palmer sort of way, but we’ll find something to do with it eventually.
the changing pleats radiating outwards are kind of like mysterious tangents to an unseen circle, which necessarily makes them a little dififcult to fold. However for the time being I found a “solution” which is imperfect but really makes the folding a lot easier, overall. I’ll probably fold a larger one using this shortcut method and then apply the proper collapse technique I figured out this weekend to do it correctly, if there is such a thing.
16 sides yields several levels of tangled triangular shapes, rather than a simple array of “kites”, so there’s some fiddling that needs to be done for this to all fold properly. What you, the viewer, might not see is that some of the tiniest folds around the hexakaidecagon are fudged; figuring out how to fold it was a little difficult. hopefully the next time around will be a bit cleaner.