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Nekobus by Brian Chan

Postby wonton » July 24th, 2015, 12:23 am

Hi!

I'm trying to make this model created by Brian Chan:
http://web.mit.edu/chosetec/www/origami/nekobus It's a lovely character form "My neighbor Totoro" movie. I have its Crease Pattern but I'm struggling a lot with it. I took the CP from Flicker:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/30451490@N05/2864147510

The only help I've found so far is this Youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9bjjKceIqY

It's a very good video but it's not as detailed as I would need. I can only follow it until minute 1 and then I'm totally lost. I've tried this 6 or 7 times and I can never continue after minute 1.

I'm really frustrated because I want to gift this model to a very special friend who loves the movie and their characters and I can't find the way to finish the model.

Any help would be very very appreciated!

Kind regards!
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Re: Nekobus by Brian Chan

Postby wonton » September 13th, 2017, 5:04 pm

Hello!

Unfortunately, after more than 2 years since I posted this I haven't been able to fold this model despite I've tried it millions of times.

In these years I've found only this new resource:
http://oriart.ru/forum/11-1025-1
It's a good help but I can't advance too much with the model.

Anyone has been able to fold this model and has a video, advise, tip or anything that could help me?

Thank you very much and kind regards!

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Re: Nekobus by Brian Chan

Postby noneuclidean » September 15th, 2017, 12:05 am

I tried folding this a year ago. You should start by folding the CP without all the sinks, then make the creases and sink. One mistake that I made that you should be wary of is that the points on the inside are used to define the windows. I'll try to give it a go some time this month.
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Re: Nekobus by Brian Chan

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » September 15th, 2017, 1:04 am

I haven't tried this yet but the russian page you found will help you a lot. Whoever wrote it provided refrence points, and from there it's just connect the dots and sinking. I'm definitely going to give this a try soon!
Gallery of my own designs with some CPs: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14078
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Re: Nekobus by Brian Chan

Postby wonton » September 15th, 2017, 10:13 pm

Thank you for your advises. Yes, the Russian page is a really good source, it helped me a lot with this model, but despite it I unfortunately struggled.

From that Russian web I took some ideas, I'd like to share for those of you who are going to try to fold this model:

1. Start the model from this CP:
ImagePreFoldCP

2. Try to get this step (see below for a real image):
ImageX-ray

3. Continue folding to finish the model with this CP:
ImageNekobusCP

But I'm struggiling to get the step 2. This is my problem:
Assuming that this image correspond to the step 2 XRay:
ImageX-ray-real

And assuming that these are the corresponding points:
ImagePreFoldCP-mine

I have some doubts:
- I guess lines from 1 to 10 in PreFoldCP are the ones I’ve marked from 1 to 10 in X-ray image. is this right?
- If I’m right I can not see why in the PreFoldCP the lines 1-5 and 6-10 occupies all the width but in the x-ray model they only occupy a half of the model. How?
- I have no idea of how to fold the green lines in each “square” 1 to 10. The light green lines are folded out and the dark green is folded in. I’ve tried and tried and I don’t know how to fold this.

I hope one of these years I can fold this model ;-).
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Re: Nekobus by Brian Chan

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » September 16th, 2017, 1:10 am

What size paper did you use?
the green lines will end up folded like a napkin, sort of. You do the horizontal crease first and do the vertical one without unfolding the horizontal crease.
Gallery of my own designs with some CPs: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14078
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Re: Nekobus by Brian Chan

Postby wonton » September 16th, 2017, 1:21 am

Most of the times I use a square from a DIN A4 (21cmx21cm), I know it's small, but this way I can test easily.
Sometimes I've used a square of 42cmx42cm with better results, but it's more difficult to me to prepare the CP in this size.
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