The best software to draw a crease pattern

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Postby YHOYO » August 3rd, 2010, 5:59 pm

oripa is the best option....and after you can export that in order to use the cp in Inkscape or other vector programs. :D
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Re: The best software to draw a crease pattern

Postby Boonwagon » March 28th, 2012, 12:18 am

I'm broke, so I just use MS paint XD
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Re: The best software to draw a crease pattern

Postby bnm70 » March 28th, 2012, 12:30 am

i want to use Free Hand but i can't
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Re: The best software to draw a crease pattern

Postby MancRB » September 5th, 2012, 9:24 am

Hi All, I recently invested in an Android tablet and am looking for some drawing software to capture my first Crease Pattern. Can any of you recommend an application, obviously I would like something that has a visible grid and the ability to export, so I can publish my first CP on this forum via Flikr.

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Re: The best software to draw a crease pattern

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » June 2nd, 2017, 11:48 pm

It's been 12 years but if anybody still cares I would say Oripa is the best software for crease patterns. Oripa is free, in English, and it can:
1.Draw grids
2.bisect angles
3.Turn three points into a triangular molecule
4.Draw perpendicular lines
5.reflect segments across lines
And, it's claim to fame, it can fold the model from a crease pattern. Personally I don't find this feature too helpful for complex models, because you have to have every crease included, including hinge creases which are a pain on box pleating models. Also, if you diagram an axial base it doesn't end up looking very helpful.
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