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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Re: The best software to draw a crease pattern

Postby pol origami » July 30th, 2017, 5:09 pm

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Re: The best software to draw a crease pattern

Postby OriGenes » November 13th, 2017, 11:13 pm

NeverCeaseToCrease wrote: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.

If you have an Android smartphone, you will be pleased to learn from this other thread that Michelle Fung has ported Oripa to Android.

If you are on iOS, either iPhone or iPad, you may be interested to know that I am creating an app to draw and verify CPs. It is not on the App Store yet but it is fully functional and I am looking for beta testers. I think it is easier to use than Oripa but I would like to have other people’s opinion. It works differently than Oripa, so it may be surprising at first but once you get the hang of it, you will find it very speedy.

It has all the functions listed by NeverCeaseToCrease above, many improved, and some more:
  1. Grids up to 64x64 on an iPad, with zooming
  2. Angle bisection, trisection, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-section
    Segment bisection, trisection, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-section
  3. Fundamental bases: rabbit ear (triangular molecule), fish base, bird base, frog base
  4. Perpendicular lines, parallel lines, line extension
  5. Segment reflection (repeated as long as there is no ambiguity or the edge of the paper is reached)
  6. Squash: find the missing fold to flatten a node
  7. Huzita–Hatori axiom #5: fold a node to a line with another node as a pivot
  8. Undo and Redo
  9. Completely handles overlapping folds – no “duplicating segment”
It doesn’t simulate (yet) the actual folding like Oripa does but it can check Maekawa and Kawasaki’s theorems and tell you what problems it finds (missing folds, incorrect angles,…). Once all errors are corrected, you can export the file to Oripa through an e-mail and try to fold it there.

Here is a screenshot of the app:

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I also have a video demonstrating all the functions on an actual CP (Saku Saku’s Penguin) but it is only in French. If you are interested, I can send you a link (I cannot post it here because it is not a permanent link.) If you have an iOS device (iOS 9.0 and above), send me a PM (private message) with your e-mail address and I can send you an evaluation copy.
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Re: The best software to draw a crease pattern

Postby Splunge » November 15th, 2017, 12:00 pm

Hello OriGenes,

Looks promising!
Any plans (maybe in the far future) to port the app to Android or even Windows?
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Re: The best software to draw a crease pattern

Postby OriGenes » November 16th, 2017, 4:27 pm

Windows, probably not but Android maybe, as people keep asking me! But why, oh why, are there so few origami creators with an iPhone or an iPad???

In any case, my main goal is ease of use, and I am still developing the necessary concepts to make the drawing of CPs intuitive and speedy. I prefer to do that on the iOS platform before porting to another one.
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