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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!
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Angelfish! No harder than a crane.
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Seal! Pretty easy for beginners.
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Walrus! A few more folds than the seal.
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So, where is the starfish?
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>>553422
I will make that in a minute, I had a busy day!
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>>553422
Starfish! Messed up the final squash but you know, only can go up.
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>>553447
Not 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.)
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>>553448
Yeah, 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.
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Crane! I like this model the best so far.
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>>553462
What about the swan?
It's an easy one, and it has legs, which is rare for an origami swimming bird.
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>>553483
The 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.
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>>553492
Here is mine, with a small paper.
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>>553510
Looks great!!!!
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>>553510
Took me long enough to find time to do it.
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Tried out the angel fish, not that hard but pulling it all out at the end was a little bit of a pain.
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>>553590
Good fold!
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>>553528
Folded the eagle now. It is okay, but got a little thick at the neck so the kami split with the crimp.
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>>553611
The owl is also good.
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I'm having trouble on step 17 with the bear. I can't tell what type of fold I'm supposed to make.
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>>553723
It 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.
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Need to get some bigger origami paper.. this was tough. :|
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>>553750
Looks cute!!
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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.
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>>553806
In 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!
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>>553819
That 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 :)
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>>553836
Sure, ask again if needed!
And please post a picture of the model once you've finished it.
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>>553723
>>553806
So anon(s), where are you now from there?
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>tfw complete beginner and folded a walrus
This is a happy thread
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>>554000
Congrats! Should post a pic!
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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?
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>>554014
Before 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.
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>>554028
I guess I didn't push in the back sides corners enough. Thanks for that!
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How do you do step 4 of the brontosaurus base?
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>>554148
Nevermind I was an idiot
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i can't seem to understand what exactly is going on here

could anyone make a few photos to show me? i really cant imagine how the tusk is turned/unfolded to have white side surface
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>>554163
hahhhahha disregard me, i suck cocks

it's just "unfold the top layer, fold the other way"
the arroes are misleading imo
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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.
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T rex!
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>literally my first origami book
Thabk you for reminding me of its existence, OP
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probably a dead thread but whatever, here's my shitty brontosaurus from shitty paper
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snake.
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>>554324
>>554320
Looking good!

By the way, no thread is dead on /po/, axiomatically speaking that is.
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>>553409
>>554028
A 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.
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>>554372
>printer paper is viable to make everything from the book right

If you try hard enough, yes.

Pictured, a lobster made from cheap art paper.
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>>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.
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>>554376
>>554380
Thanks 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.
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>>554385
If you manage to finish the fold, could you share a picture of your result?
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>>554416
Haven'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.
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>>554416
>>554421
Pic 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.
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>>554422
Sink the flap; valleys become mountain folds
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>>554423
So 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.
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>>554424
Try 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
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>>554425
Wow, 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.
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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.
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>>553612
that owl looks disappointed at me
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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?
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>>554506
Well, 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...
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>>554506
This is what it should look like after doing the fold.
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>>554506
Any news? Did you manage to fold that step?
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>>/pol/
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John Montroll is harder than novice but not advanced...it is intermediate ..correction
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>>554592
lol what
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Fucking noobs
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>>555127
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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
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>>555461
Looks great!
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>>554376
Oh 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.
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>>553750
Nice paper choice, color and texture wise.
Earthy brown, greyish white, and an almost hairy texture.
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I folded the tyrannosaurus.
I'm just getting back into origami after having done very little of it in the past 5-6 years.
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>>556038
Cute cherry-blossomed T-rex!
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>>553447
Why 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?
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>>556115
Probably 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.
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>>556115
Diagrams 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.
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>>556115
im new here but what da hell is 5side square ?
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>>556874
Read book attached to OP post, you might learn a things or two.
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>>556874
A preliminary base with one extra flap
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>>554526
can you like film this not in a cave please lol
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Can i join the fun?
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>>557209
The more, the merrier.
Cute face!
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>>554591
different 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.
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>>557247
Check page ten of the pdf anon
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>>555129

Kek'd at and with your meme.
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>>556125
How do you get it right? I'm using a cut printer paper, how far should I be from the middle with the triangle tip
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>>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.
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>>557273
page 10 is how to do a petal fold and I am well past that step and it isn't even required for this fold?
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>>557343
Page 7 of the book, page 10 of the PDF
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>>557344
Here's a pic of how its supposed to turn out from a better angle
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>>557344
Checked
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>>558392
that came out wonderfully!
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>>556038
hideo komatsu's horse
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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?
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issei yoshino's salmon
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Here is a turtle I just doodled.
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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.
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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.
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>>553409
The man who wrote this book taught me geometry and calculus in high school. He was... Interesting.
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>>558660
Stories please
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>>558687
He 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"
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Montroll is an odd guy indeed, but that's true for a number of origami-makers I suspect...
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>>558714
Hottest man alive
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>>558713
Wow, thanks for delivering. Did he do anyhting involving origami? Did he ever mention it to students? Did you know about it?
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>>558759
We 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.
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>>558713
That is exactly how he does his classes at the origami conventions
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>>558713
>"Oh... The incredible moving desk"
Probably the best way to handle the situation IMO.

Thanks for the storry anon.
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need a bit of urgent help with the starfish. I don't quite understand step 3
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>>558872
Check >>557304
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Am I retarded
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>>559347
Don't worry, mine is even worse and I had to throw it away because it made me depressed.
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>>553409
That's a beautiful book, anon. Thank you very much.
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Made all these :3
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>>559850
Forgot image!!
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>>553409
Wow you guys are so talented. I wish I could be like you.
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>>559865
You could if you just bothered to train...
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>>553462
fuck, that pose is perfect
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>>554376
creepy
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>>553409 (OP)
I deadass just got this book for christmas, what a trip man

folded this boi last night, fell asleep before posting

>>559865
talent isn't a thing, it doesn't exist, just practice

>>559349
>>559347
the 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
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>>553409
TY for the book
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trying to make the spider How THE FUCK do you go from that to that??
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>>560087
wait, just figured it out
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what makes special origami paper better than usual paper you use to write on or from a printer?
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>>560578
Lots 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.

>>560088
oh hai doggy !
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I probably needed bigger/thinner paper but I am delighted with these models.
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>>560087
took me a while too
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Made Eevee today, I hope pokemons are allowed.
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>>561490
Well, 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?
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>>553409
I love origami but never do it but today I felt like it so here's my little snek attempt
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>>563250
Gorgeous!
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>>560650
very cute! im going to have to get some more paper soon and try out all these fun designs!
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Forgot this thread even existed.
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>>553411
Hi! 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?
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>>563488
You 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.
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>>563489
Thank 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.
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>>563519
step 16: the flap goes in between the paper kind of like a penis
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thread is moving so fast no one will notice im gay
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>>565161
It's been here for more than an year damn
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>>553409
let's fold something
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>>565161
I did
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>>553409
I just started with origami and I have problems understanding the diagrams sometimes..
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>>557209
No, fuck off
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Made the spider. Pretty cool. Let's see how much it can be improved through shaping
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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.
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>>567582
That legitimately gave me a small startle
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>>567805
pull the hidden layers out
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>>567805

Hi 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.
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>>567819
Thanks 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 :)
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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.
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>>553409
I 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
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Anyone have steps for semi-realistic crocodiles, much like the style of Roman Diaz's little frog/toad?
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>>569098
>semi-realistic crocodiles
Something like this ?
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>>569099
That's rather realistic actually. You have the instructions for it? Looks way too complex compared to the little frog tho.
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>>569101
>too complex
What did you mean by "..too complex.." ? Wait a minute, what did you mean by "..semi-realistic crocodiles.." ? How realistic you are looking for ?
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>>569102
Yea, I was vague in my descriptions. I would consider pic related "semi-realistic" for a frog/toad.



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