Christmas Origamibook 2012

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Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby origami_8 » October 16th, 2012, 7:05 pm

Dear all,

For the seventh time there will be an Origami Christmas book this year.
This will be a book from creators to creators containing previously unpublished instructions only.

That's how it works:
Everyone who wants to participate sends me (at least) one previously unpublished folding instruction. Afterwards I assemble them all into a pdf-file with a table of contents and send it back to all participants. In the end everyone of them gets a nice compilation of diagrams that aren't available elsewhere.

Everyone who wants to take part can send his/her instructions to
Origamibook AT gmail DOT com
(Replace "AT" with "@" and "DOT" with ".")

The last date to send your instructions is December 14.
I'll send the book out on December 24 (hence the name Christmas Origamibook).

Hopefully many people will contribute to this project so that we´ll get a nice book together :)

Nice Greetings

Anna

PS: I'm glad for everyone to spread the word to other people, be it on Forums, Mailing lists or whatever else.

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Some questions (and their answers) that have been asked before:

* Do I need to send computer drawn diagrams?
No, hand drawn diagrams or other clear instructions (photo or text) count as well, but I need them electronically.

* Can I send more than one diagram?
Yes of course, as many as you want.

* Can I have a copy of the book without sending something in?
No, this project is thought as an exchange of folding instructions and not to earn money with it. If you don't have an own model to diagram maybe you can draw diagrams for someone else's model, so that you two can participate as one person. For help in finding someone see here:
viewtopic.php?t=1810

* Have the models to be Christmas related?
No they don't. Christmas is just the date you will receive the book.

* Can I send Crease Patterns and Text Instructions as well?
Yes, but make sure to also send a picture of the finished model.
Diagrams are preferred.

* Is it possible to obtain the books of the previous years?
Yes, by sending more than one unpublished diagram, you can "buy" previous editions (one book per additional diagram).
If you send more than one diagram and want to obtain back issues please tell which one(s) you want.

* How many participants contributed in previous years?
2011:
43 participants sent 66 models.
The book was 176 pages long and 18 MB in size.
2010:
77 participants sent more than 126 models.
The book was 339 pages long and 47 MB in size.
2009:
59 participants sent in a total of 90 models (12 Crease Patterns, 3 photo Instructions, 1 alternative model).
The book was 246 pages long and 25,2MB in size.
2008:
56 authors sent in a total of 90 models (17 Crease Patterns, 6 photo instructions, 5 text instructions).
The book was 287 pages long and 28,4 MB in size.
2007:
48 participants sent in a total of 70 instructions (16 Crease Patterns, 4 photo instructions).
The book was 13 MB in size and 176 pages long.
2006:
32 Authors have sent in a total of 49 Models (5 Crease Patterns).
The book was 147 pages long and 24 MB in size.

Informations about the last six books can be found here:
viewtopic.php?t=9120
viewtopic.php?t=7606
viewtopic.php?t=6011
viewtopic.php?t=4755
viewtopic.php?t=3349
viewtopic.php?t=1831
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby FlareglooM » October 16th, 2012, 7:18 pm

Yay I was thinking about this a couple of days ago, happy to see this topic :D
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby origami_8 » October 16th, 2012, 7:20 pm

Yesterday I designed a new Spinning Top, so I already know what to draw diagrams for :-D
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby riko » October 17th, 2012, 1:13 am

Yeah! I was taking a look at the forum this week and had seen the topic of last year's book. I was wondering when this year's topic would come out. This year will be my first participation! I already have some ideas of what to diagram.
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby origami-artist-galen » October 17th, 2012, 5:07 pm

Oh man, I want to diagram like crazy for this time and I don't know if I'll have anything left over for this Christmas Book! :cry: Maybe just an unpublished crease pattern will do this time? (sorry guys).
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby phillipcurl » October 17th, 2012, 7:09 pm

i think i'm going to submit the diagrams for my manta ray, and maybe diagrams for my improved star. i know, nothing very exciting, but i'm not that great a designer...
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby origami_8 » October 17th, 2012, 7:22 pm

Sounds good to me :-D
I've finished the diagrams for my new spinning top today, so those will be included for sure. The first few diagrams already got submitted.
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby phillipcurl » October 18th, 2012, 11:59 am

i'm just now sending in diagrams :D
hope they are good!
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby Harpseal » October 21st, 2012, 10:35 am

I was too late last year. Now i might get my act together......
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby GWB origami » October 21st, 2012, 11:57 am

i am making diagrams for a face which is previously unpublished
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby Harpseal » October 22nd, 2012, 8:16 am

I've designed my own avatar and made photo diagrams! The first diagrams i've ever made (properly).
I've just got to get them ready for sending.
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby Harpseal » October 22nd, 2012, 11:37 am

What file format should i send them as?
I could send them as 43 jpgs, docx, doc, tmd or pdf.
I also won't be able to use my normal email address.
These are my finished diagrams.
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby ftangdude55 » October 22nd, 2012, 10:11 pm

I'm guessing PDF would be best, as the Christmas book is distributed as a PDF (I think). You could put the pics into Word and then export the document as a PDF, that'd work :)
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby origami_8 » October 22nd, 2012, 10:36 pm

I can open most files but, like ftangdude55 suggested, packing the jpgs into a doc file would be best. This way you can arrange the pictures like you want and can add texts as well. It isn't necessary to convert the doc-file into pdf, since I convert it afterwards non the less. Furthermore if you send it to me as doc instead of pdf I can if necessary also make minor adjustments to fit it better inside the book without having to convert it twice.
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Re: Christmas Origamibook 2012

Postby Harpseal » October 23rd, 2012, 8:12 am

Okay, i will send them to you in the default word 2000-2003 format which is .doc.
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