I just lately opted in to a “fold alongside” workshop (at 1am-3am native time) with Gerardo at neorigami.com and quite a lot of visitor demonstrators. The primary mannequin was a sq. “Vase” designed by Samburu Kase:

The method, beginning with a “preliminary base” received me desirous about generalization of the algorithm to different common polygons. The nook therapy is radially symmetrical (ie. you do the identical factor on every nook), and has 3 “about right here” judgement folds that every one mix to manage the ultimate form of the vessel …. so….

I reduce an equilateral triangle, a brand new sq. and a daily hexagon, then shaped “preliminary bases” from every geometry.

Subsequent, I adopted the nook algorithm on every of the three, 4 and 6 corners respectively to see the way it behaved. I now remorse not additionally utilizing a daily pentagon, as I believe it might probably be a “candy spot” for the natural shaping … perhaps another time.

The ultimate locking mechanism for the ultimate side wanted a re-work for the hexagon as a result of the inner “pocket” that gives the ultimate lock was too shallow due to … geometry… however there was an easier lock out there through the turned in level that works properly additionally.

An “algorithm” is a generalisable technique that may be re-used and provides the identical end result and the nook widget right here is one such folding algorithm. You … might … have seen my “Sato Rose Algorithm” submit from years again since you are an avid follower of my weblog 😛 I like these re-usable bits of method and may see me utilizing this widget once more.

Because of Gerardo for the invite and the guy folders for his or her participation and nerdy enthusiasm.

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