Let's fold together. I am folding models from this book for fun. Probably in order. Come join in, ask for help if needed, and help out if you can!
Angelfish! No harder than a crane.
Seal! Pretty easy for beginners.
Walrus! A few more folds than the seal.
So, where is the starfish?
>>553422I will make that in a minute, I had a busy day!
>>553422Starfish! Messed up the final squash but you know, only can go up.
>>553447Not too bad!That asymmetric squash can be a pain to fold neatly indeed.(I usually display the other side up, which is usually a bit cleaner, and symmetrical-looking.)
>>553448Yeah, I find it is usually a gamble whether I can do it with kami. With a piece of lined/printer paper I can do it fairly regularly.
Crane! I like this model the best so far.
>>553462What about the swan?It's an easy one, and it has legs, which is rare for an origami swimming bird.
>>553483The point of me stopping is to let other people try some models :(((((((((By now I have done most, if not all of these throughout my life time.
>>553492Here is mine, with a small paper.
>>553510Took me long enough to find time to do it.
Tried out the angel fish, not that hard but pulling it all out at the end was a little bit of a pain.
>>553528Folded the eagle now. It is okay, but got a little thick at the neck so the kami split with the crimp.
>>553611The owl is also good.
I'm having trouble on step 17 with the bear. I can't tell what type of fold I'm supposed to make.
>>553723It is a mountain fold of the top-most layer which happens to pull and tuck the corners of the circled coloured layers under the edge of the paper.If you need more help I will help you tomorrow with a little photo diagram if this isn't sufficient of a tip.
Need to get some bigger origami paper.. this was tough. :|
I'm a scrub and can't figure out what's happening between steps 6 and 7 on the swan. The folds in 5 don't appear to leave enough paper to do the valley folds in 6.
>>553806In step 6, the central part between the 2 folded points is being pulled down. You can see the final edge created by this move in step 7.<- On related picture, that final edge is green.The blue part on picture 6 is probably the edge that annoy you for this step: it will go down to where the blue part is in picture 7.Hopefully, that will help you a bit (I can't make pictures right now)...But be sure to ask again if it isn't clear enough!
>>553819That makes more sense to me, thanks! I'll have to start over from scratch since things have gotten a little crumpled, but I've got the general idea of the fold - forming it is more 3d than I was thinking.Thanks a bunch, friend, I'll ask again if I have any more questions :)
>>553836Sure, ask again if needed!And please post a picture of the model once you've finished it.
>>553723>>553806So anon(s), where are you now from there?
>tfw complete beginner and folded a walrusThis is a happy thread
>>554000Congrats! Should post a pic!
I'm attempting to fold the eagle, and have an issue whenever I hit step 4. The areas I scribbled in pic related are not the inside of the sheet for me, but are the outside. I don't understand the instructions super well, anyone can give a more detailed explanation for more of an amateur?
>>554014Before you reach step 4 you should make the detailed "wing-fold" sequence that is described in page 15 of the same book. have you done that correctly? If yes, in step 4 you simply inside-out the two little gray triangles at the bottom, not the white ones that are the back layers.
>>554028I guess I didn't push in the back sides corners enough. Thanks for that!
How do you do step 4 of the brontosaurus base?
>>554148Nevermind I was an idiot
i can't seem to understand what exactly is going on herecould anyone make a few photos to show me? i really cant imagine how the tusk is turned/unfolded to have white side surface
>>554163hahhhahha disregard me, i suck cocksit's just "unfold the top layer, fold the other way"the arroes are misleading imo
Damn, the reverse fold on the tiny bits are a menace. Need to make a bigger one, and with thinner paper, then it will be smoother and less crumpled.
>literally my first origami bookThabk you for reminding me of its existence, OP
probably a dead thread but whatever, here's my shitty brontosaurus from shitty paper
>>554324>>554320Looking good!By the way, no thread is dead on /po/, axiomatically speaking that is.
>>553409>>554028A complete amateur with this stuff and I'm about to try the eagle, but there's something I don't get already in step 1.It says to get half of the brontosaurus done omitting steps 2 and 3, so that means as soon as I have the preliminary fold I just do the squash fold and I'm golden? And printer paper is viable to make everything from the book right? Mostly worried about the size.
>>554372>printer paper is viable to make everything from the book rightIf you try hard enough, yes.Pictured, a lobster made from cheap art paper.
>>554372>It says to get half of the brontosaurus done omitting steps 2 and 3, so that means as soon as I have the preliminary fold I just do the squash fold and I'm golden?It means you don't fold the triangle (from step 2 & 3), and you only fold steps 3, 4 & 5.(Basically, that's what you wrote.).And yes, you can fold all of that book's models with plain copy paper. The result may not be pretty and/or durable though.
>>554376>>554380Thanks a lot, will try some stuff later in the day then, more than durability I'm looking for a relaxing moment folding paper so it will do.
>>554385If you manage to finish the fold, could you share a picture of your result?
>>554416Haven't finished yet, between the wing fold steps 3-7 which I can't simply understand and no matter how I fold they simply don't feel correct there's also the problem like that other anon with step 4 from the main diagrams. I'm trying to fold a few steps every day but it's simply difficult to get going from that point.
>>554416>>554421Pic came out worse than expected but right now I'm around step 6 of the wing fold while having done already the previous steps from the main diagrams of the eagle. Just simply cannot grasp how to continue with steps 6 and 7.
>>554422Sink the flap; valleys become mountain folds
>>554423So like pic related is ok? If 5 is good then how about 6? It requires to fold twice but from where to where exactly? Added some colors in case of reference needed since I can't see how 6 becomes step 7.
>>554424Try to sharpen that aqua corner.Now what you're supposed to do to make your life easier:>Fold the aqua corner to top. That will make the right valley fold>From there, find the intersection of that fold and the center crease. >Make a valley fold that reaches from the intersection to the aqua corner.>Then just follow the creaselines to Step 7
>>554425Wow, that's pretty clear, thanks, now after so much I could finally see the resemblance between the diagrams and the paper. Guess it's time to finally go for the main dish.
Woops, went to sleep without putting this first.So the paper was heavily damaged and the piece started to become unstable as soon as I lifted it up to take the pic, the techinque was lacking and the folding was subpar in the sense that it could've had finer creases.But overall it was a pretty interesting model to do and at least managed to do it with printer paper so that at least is nice. Thanks anon that helped me through the process. Was planning to do it through the week, one or two steps at a time but ended up finishing it today.
>>553612that owl looks disappointed at me
On step 12 of this seal. I have no idea how to do this crimp fold. I'm still really new to this. any tips please?
>>554506Well, there is a little error in that step: it isn't written, but you need to fold these 2 folds (valley and mountain) on *both* sides at the same time.Basically:- pinch the right part of the model (the neck) near the bottom with your right hand, and insert your left thumb and left forefinger inside the belly.- then, opening the two fingers from your left hand, spread open the belly.- now, push the body layers to the right, as to "cover" your right fingers (those are still pinching the bottom right part of the model).- you've rotated the bottom part of the model, which is the goal of that step.- fold flat everything (well, that means mark both valley and mountain folds), and you're done.Hopefully, that would help a bit...
>>554506This is what it should look like after doing the fold.
>>554506Any news? Did you manage to fold that step?
John Montroll is harder than novice but not advanced...it is intermediate ..correction
Havent folded in a while. How do my starfish look guys? I think i messed the flatten part. It was a small shit paper though
>>554376Oh yeah no, printer paper will fuqq you up.Made this using I think 30x30 shiny red foil(?) paper I bought a looong time ago.Really no idea what it is, but it turned out pretty good.Reasonably easy model to work with, I tried a horse using the same paper but it was too thick even for a medium-complexity model.
>>553750Nice paper choice, color and texture wise.Earthy brown, greyish white, and an almost hairy texture.
I folded the tyrannosaurus.I'm just getting back into origami after having done very little of it in the past 5-6 years.
>>556038Cute cherry-blossomed T-rex!
>>553447Why does my five-sided square always end up looking like this (with the bottom triangle partially under the big upper triangle, unlike in the diagram, where they touch corner to edge?
>>556115Probably because you messed up somewhere before step 4.Be sure you crease where, and as, indicated in the first 3 steps. This is what gives you the right proportion for the rest of the diagram.
>>556115Diagrams are the ideal, but in reality you are constantly fighting with the tension and thickness of the paper, and sub-millimeter imperfections that can either help or harm.It looks like there are several creases meeting at that bottom right corner; since you need a fraction of a mm leeway, these corners can "creep" away from the ideal.It's usually fine. Especially if you're squashing that point, it should come in handy.
>>556115im new here but what da hell is 5side square ?
>>556874Read book attached to OP post, you might learn a things or two.
>>556874A preliminary base with one extra flap
>>554526can you like film this not in a cave please lol
Can i join the fun?
>>557209The more, the merrier.Cute face!
>>554591different anon also stuck on this step. A nice webm/gif of how to do it would help. The other one posted is too dark for me to make out what he did.
>>557247Check page ten of the pdf anon
>>555129Kek'd at and with your meme.
>>556125How do you get it right? I'm using a cut printer paper, how far should I be from the middle with the triangle tip
>>557302>How do you get it right?It's trial-and-error...Look at attached picture and try to get the crease line from step 3 (which is like "Put A on B") to get through the left corner of the orange triangle.When you're done, you can keep on folding the model.
>>557273page 10 is how to do a petal fold and I am well past that step and it isn't even required for this fold?
>>557343Page 7 of the book, page 10 of the PDF
>>557344Here's a pic of how its supposed to turn out from a better angle
>>558392that came out wonderfully!
>>556038hideo komatsu's horse
Hello guys. Just dropped in on the thread and was wondering are we folding strictly from OP's book or could I fold from another artist?
issei yoshino's salmon
Here is a turtle I just doodled.
Holy hell that horse and salmon. I can't even understand the instructions and that size is unreal. Here's my attempt at the eagle as well. 15cm x 15cm felt a bit too small for the last few folds.
im having trouble understanding passage 9-10 of the eagle. Im not sure how im supposed to unlock nor what its supposed to look like afterwards.
>>553409The man who wrote this book taught me geometry and calculus in high school. He was... Interesting.
>>558687He was certainly one of the most bizarre teachers, and for reference this was at an all boy's catholic school, so the baseline was pretty weird. His method of teaching was to simply hand us packets and have minimum involvement, preferring to let us work through the packets ourselves. That was actually pretty nice.Certainly one of the strangest experiences we had with him was when the class below collected all of their geometry packets and put them in a trash can. They lit it with lighter fluid (on school grounds) and melted the can. I later heard they mentioned this during their graduation, and he left the auditorium crying.In general, he was just a strange man. I actually don't have much interest in origami, I just came on here because I know he's a prolific author. If you have any other questions feel free to ask, but I'll leave you with one more.>be me, in geometry>he leaves the room for some reason>it's late in the year. sometime during the spring>one of the windows is open, and his desk is unattended>working together, a couple other boys and I lift his desk up and place it outside the window>go back to work>he comes back a minute later>looks around, and in a flat monotone voice says>"It looks like my... Desk! Has gone. I wonder, if I leave, if it'll come back">he left>we put the desk back>he came back>"Oh... The incredible moving desk"
Montroll is an odd guy indeed, but that's true for a number of origami-makers I suspect...
>>558714Hottest man alive
>>558713Wow, thanks for delivering. Did he do anyhting involving origami? Did he ever mention it to students? Did you know about it?
>>558759We knew about it. Yeah. On days where we didn't need to do anything he'd bring in some of his origami books and origami paper and teach us how to fold. I remember making a crane following his book that flapped when you pulled the tail. He's a good guy.
>>558713That is exactly how he does his classes at the origami conventions
>>558713>"Oh... The incredible moving desk"Probably the best way to handle the situation IMO.Thanks for the storry anon.
need a bit of urgent help with the starfish. I don't quite understand step 3
Am I retarded
>>559347Don't worry, mine is even worse and I had to throw it away because it made me depressed.
>>553409That's a beautiful book, anon. Thank you very much.
Made all these :3
>>553409Wow you guys are so talented. I wish I could be like you.
>>559865You could if you just bothered to train...
>>553462fuck, that pose is perfect
>>553409 (OP)I deadass just got this book for christmas, what a trip manfolded this boi last night, fell asleep before posting>>559865talent isn't a thing, it doesn't exist, just practice>>559349>>559347the first try is usually ass, look how derpy my bears head is... gotta make it at least a couple times to really figure out how all the proportions work
>>553409TY for the book
trying to make the spider How THE FUCK do you go from that to that??
>>560087wait, just figured it out
what makes special origami paper better than usual paper you use to write on or from a printer?
>>560578Lots of things actually. Tere is a very wide range of origami paper with an equaly wide range of properties so what i'll say doesn't hold for every origami paper but :-It's thinner. Printer paper is 80-90g/sm, origami paper often goes to 40-50g/sm and can even go down to 20-30g/sm -It's stronger. Origami paper often has long natural fibers which makes it stronger : more tear resistant and fatigue resistant.-it's bigger. Almost every complex origami model need to be folded from a bigger square than 21cm.-It's nicer. Colored paper, color sided paper, sometime with a nice a nice texture to imitate leather, skin, fur etc...-it's less springy than copy paper and crispier. You don't realize that copy paper is springy in every day use but if your origami model has too much layers it tends to open and unfold by itself. The fact that origami paper is usually thinner and has more seizing in it tend to reduce this problem. Some origami paper even have a metalic foil sheet inside them to help the paper staying in place. This also help modeling. >>560088oh hai doggy !
I probably needed bigger/thinner paper but I am delighted with these models.
>>560087took me a while too
Made Eevee today, I hope pokemons are allowed.
>>561490Well, it is a cute model, but this topic is supposed to be about folding models from OP's attached book (Montroll's Animal Origami for the Enthusiast).What about starting a Pokémon thread, though?
>>553409I love origami but never do it but today I felt like it so here's my little snek attempt
>>560650very cute! im going to have to get some more paper soon and try out all these fun designs!
Forgot this thread even existed.
>>553411Hi! I've been trying to make this seal for awhile, but I got stuck on step 12. How exactly do I make the Crimp-fold and repeat it behind?
>>563488You don't "repeat behind" for step 12. It's a crimp fold which involves both sides. I tried to explain it using the picture showing the "zig zag" pattern of the crimp for either side of the paper.
>>563489Thank you, anon. I've managed to do step 12 but got stuck on step 16 again.I ended up finishing it but my seal got cramped back legs.
>>563519step 16: the flap goes in between the paper kind of like a penis
thread is moving so fast no one will notice im gay
>>565161It's been here for more than an year damn
>>553409let's fold something
>>553409I just started with origami and I have problems understanding the diagrams sometimes..
>>557209No, fuck off
Made the spider. Pretty cool. Let's see how much it can be improved through shaping
Hello everyone, I know this thread is a bit old but I stumbled on this book and tried to do a few of the models. I'm stuck on stage 18 of the walrus, I have no idea how to do those kinda squared legs.
>>567582That legitimately gave me a small startle
>>567805pull the hidden layers out
>>567805Hi anon. You get square legs if you pull out the inner layers of the triangular legs. Look at the first walrus pic in this thread, you can see that the crease/fold of the two layers on the legs.
>>567819Thanks a lot ! It still looks a crappy (too many tries on bad paper...) so I won't post it here, but it did work out in the end :)
Sometimes, after lusting after complex, realistic origami models, I start thinking that maybe for simple people who don't know much about our art models like the ones in this book (not very abstract, but still with obviously visible creases and pointy, geometric edges) are more impressive than even highly complex designs because they do realise that these models are folded from a single sheet of paper, while they cannot comprehend the same fact for realistic-looking designs.
>>553409I don't know what the fuck is going on in the elephant step 28. I got the paper to look like step 27 but what the fuck is step 28 trying to indicate
Anyone have steps for semi-realistic crocodiles, much like the style of Roman Diaz's little frog/toad?
>>569098>semi-realistic crocodilesSomething like this ?
>>569099That's rather realistic actually. You have the instructions for it? Looks way too complex compared to the little frog tho.
>>569101>too complexWhat did you mean by "..too complex.." ? Wait a minute, what did you mean by "..semi-realistic crocodiles.." ? How realistic you are looking for ?
>>569102Yea, I was vague in my descriptions. I would consider pic related "semi-realistic" for a frog/toad.
im lost. step 4 makes no sense.
>>570058Yes it does
>>570058The dicontinous lines follow below the front-most folds.
The red fox is from the book and the white one is an old model i made last year i think
Thanks for the free book OP
I'm trying the swan, but I'm stuck at step 5. I really can't figure out what I am intended to do
>>570431Nevermind, >>553819 already answered it
>>570432I'm now stuck at step 9. I have ridges inside the fold that come like in pic related, so I do not understand how I am supposed to make the two squash-folds
>>570433Oops, I forgot the "pic related" ^,^'
>>569102Well to be fair to the other guy, I believe that is the most realistic crocodile model made thus far, so any other model than that one is probably more their speed
Heads up that these threads are now sanctioned by mods >>>570371
>>570466>these threadsThis thread.
>>570433>>570436I am going to do a photo diagram starting at step 4. Reminder that red lines are valley, and blue are mountain.
>>570603The crimp fold here is done so that the crease from the blue mountain fold meets to the centre faint blue line there.
>>570604Top view of completed step 5. Colours are the same as in the before picture.
>>570605After doing it on both sides, you want to start doing the squash from step 6 which involves pulling the top corners to the side corners while squashing.
>>570606Partial view, still same colours.
>>570607Step 7. Just fold them up to the top point.
>>570608Step 8, just fold the angle bisectors.
>>570609Step 9, this is a squash fold. Note that the mountain fold goes to the light cyan line, and the green edges meet. The orange crease stays still/static. Then you flatten it.
>>570611This is only one side of step 9.
>>570612Step 9, finished.
>>570613Spread squash. Nasty. Good luck with this!
>>560650It's been a long time since I've tried something new but this snail has been calling to me.
>>571002Looks great anon. Nice job
>>558578First time I've tried anything more difficult than a crane. Wish I'd bothered to get some proper paper and not some random scribbled printer paper I found on my desk
Really happy with the way it turned out. It's inspiring me to get real origami paper.
>>571073Not bad anon
dat pape getz thicc way 2 fast
>>560580where can i get this """special origami paper"""?
>>573167Try any craft store. If you are in Canada: Michaels, Deserres, etc.Specialty paper/stationary stores might also have it.
I'm new to paper folding. But is it just me or are these instructions kinda bad? I'm so confused.
>>573335Montroll is acclaimed for being quite clear with his diagrams. Likely it's just that you haven't figured out how diagrams work. Once you build up the familiarity with the diagramming system, it's quite easy. In any case, feel free to ask any questions about any model. I will be around to help. Sometimes it is just a matter of understanding the fold once, and then next time you see a similar fold, it will be a cinch.
>>573336I'm on step 25-29 on fox.>pull out tab>squash-fold it >fold below the tabThen I get stuck on 28/29. I haven't the slightest idea what I'm folding upwards. If that makes any sense. Sorry, I'm kind of an idiot. Thank you in advance.
>>573338check back in a bit and hopefully by then I have posted some photos helping you. I just have to fold it right now and I am kind of distracted.
>>573338>>573339At the start of Step 25.
>>573340Result of step 26.
>>573341Result of step 27.
>>573342What's might not be clear for step 28 is the blue mountain fold as in my picture here. This will be mountain folded, while the red line will be valley folded.
>>573343This is during the fold. Note that the blue line is exactly the blue line from the last picture (before we started folding), and the purple line is the edge that was formally along the center of the model.
>>573344Folded a bit more. You now can see the back side of the original red valley fold (here it is a mountain fold since it is on the other side of the fold). The other colours are as they were before.
>>573345This is just the left view, no colours. Just in case you wanted more confidence.
>>573346And flattening it, this is the result of step 28.
>>573340>>573341>>573342>>573343>>573344>>573345>>573346>>573347Well thanks for trying, but for some reason the blue line corner isn't reaching the upward tip. Perhaps I've done something wrong. I dunno. But thank you anyways.
>>573380>>573347Nevermind, friend. I figured it out. I'm just being goofy. Sorry. Thank you again.
>>573381Glad it worked out. If you finish the model, consider posting a picture of it!
Hey guys! I know that i'm just another drop of water in the sea, but can i join too? I've just ordered two packs of paper (15x15 and 24x24, both with with a white side to have a good looking view at the end) to get back to the origami world!I'll just post a rabbit while i'm here, an old model with some paper i had in my desk.
I haven't folded someone else's models in years and I've loved montroll's design since I was a kid.So I decided to try a couple models today. Here's his Brontosaurus. Only one small edit, not really noticeable
>>567955I think you're right in a sense. Rather than impressed by artists like montroll, I think some people like simple designs, whether in origami or any art, because it looks attainable. The average person doesn't have our level of compiled knowledge and years of experience, so seeing something super-complex they don't know where to start.
>>573908>The average person doesn't have our level of compiled knowledge and years of experienceSo, the rest of us are complete idiots then?
>>573907I like his lobster, but I probably needed a bigger sheet (8.5in). Also I double rabbit eared the antennae instead of a normal rabbit ear due to the thickness.
>>573910How'd you get that from what I said? If someone who has folded for years sees a part of a model, they can often break it down into simpler parts. Someone who has less experience thinks it's magic. It's not intelligence, it's something we've been taught through exercise.Same with drawing, sculpturing, etc. There are techniques and training you build up over the years, until you hit the point where what was once beyond your understanding becomes second nature. Someone who has never done it before doesn't see the same thing, but simpler models are like an intro class, they let you see how folding works and build up your experience for more complex models.
I'm doing the fox, and I'm stuck on step 33. I don't understand what "outside reverse fold" I'm supposed to be doing. Can I get some help, please?
>>573912I got it from the way you said it ("average person"). That puts you above average and better than everyone else. Choose you words a little better next time.
>>573917Sorry if there was some confusion. By 'average person' I simply meant the general public who don't know the ins and outs of origami. I didn't mean to imply I'm in any way superior, just that with experience comes a unique perspective and skillset.
>>573918There you go, "general public, beginners, etc.", would have been the correct words from the beginning..
>>573911Some more of the models. I really like five point preliminary base, if only it wasn't so vague with it's pre-measurements. I decided to leave the cranes head like the traditional model and flatten the feet. Starfish gave me the same headache everyone else mentioned.
>>573946Do you have diagrams for these?
>>573950They're models from the book OP posted. I haven't folded anyone else's models in so long and decided someone who inspired me as a kid was worth revisiting.
>>573951Oh, OK. Thought they might be some more of yours.
>>573950>>573952lol when people love you enough that the fact your folded them makes them interested in diagrams. Nepafarius, my man, you have come a long way since you first started posting!
>>573994Thanks for the kind words! Though I wonder sometimes if it's love for my designs, or that half of the /po/sters are a bunch of hoarders lolIt is very flattering to have someone mistake Montroll's designs for my own. But it also makes me want to try harder, as I'm reminded of all the skills I'm lacking.
>>574004Still waiting to see some diagrams for your Leafy Sea Dragon someday. Liked that model a lot.
>>574004>or that half of the /po/sters are a bunch of hoardersThat is a truth in itself - see the general book sharing thread.
>>574004Maybe we should organize a design thread. Kind of like /LFT/, but do /LDT/: let's design together.
>>574016The starting image/file can be Origami Design Secrets and we can read through that, maybe?
tried folding an angelfish
Just finished this 6 piece modular beauty. Took me 4 hours, but it was worth it.
>>574031Nice fold! I like this model for its simplicity. A good one to teach people.>>574034Nice modular piece!
Ive done origami for years and ive been looking for origami books that are fairly intermediate, thank you!
>>574019Someone else should start that, I don't have the file.
>>574060Thanks. I made some comments and suggestions on that post
>>553590thanks for letting me know so if i ever think of doing one, i'll have this in mind.
>>567582i once tried doing one and god.. i couldn't even move my fingers, and the spider looked like sh*.
>>570058this is why i dont like doing origamis with books help. i never understand what it means and i get lost :-/
>>574138One of the major problems is artists not following the Yoshizawa-Randlett system like in that picture. No differentiation between valley and mountain is a big no-no.