Christmas Origami Book 2015

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Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby origami_8 » October 24th, 2015, 3:13 pm

Dear all,

For the tenth 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This will be a book from creators to creators containing previously unpublished instructions only.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Everyone who wants to participate sends me (at least) one previously unpublished folding instruction.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 ".")

Opposed to the last years there are some changes. I won't have an Internet connection between October 30 and December 10, therefore I can not answer any mails during that time. You can however send them and I will answer them all when I have Internet connection again. Due to this and me generally having less time this year, I will also not be able to finish the book in time for December 24th, but will probably need until early January. (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=13193)

So here are the important dates:

The last date to send your instructions is December 20.
I'll send the book out at the beginning of January, most probably between January 3 and 10.

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?
2014:
38 participants sent 57 models (10 CPs, 2 Photo-instructions).
The books was 170 pages long and 18MB in size.
2013:
42 participants sent 59 models (16 CPs, 4 Photo-instructions).
The book was 162 pages long and 22 MB in size.
2012:
56 participants sent 81 models (10 CPs, 3 Photo-instructions).
The book was 230 pages long and 15 MB in size.
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 previous books can be found here:
2015: viewtopic.php?t=13220
2014: viewtopic.php?t=12714
2013: viewtopic.php?t=11954
2012: viewtopic.php?t=10962
2011: viewtopic.php?t=9120
2010: viewtopic.php?t=7606
2009: viewtopic.php?t=6011
2008: viewtopic.php?t=4755
2007: viewtopic.php?t=3349
2006: viewtopic.php?t=1831
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby Edg » October 24th, 2015, 7:33 pm

Thanks for organizing this! I joked last year that I might have a diagram ready for the 2015 book, looks like that has come true after all. #-o
I will probably submit a diagram of my owl, as thats half done anyway If there's any of my designs on flickr that people think would be nice to fold I'll see what I can do.
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby origami_8 » October 24th, 2015, 8:10 pm

The tree would be awesome.
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby Baltorigamist » October 25th, 2015, 2:40 am

Good to hear that this is happening. : )

Would anyone like a specific unpublished CP for one of my models?
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby origami_8 » October 25th, 2015, 8:56 am

Just a quick Update. I already got a couple submissions and I have to say wow, all of them are totally awesome! Hopefully there will be a lot more, but it is definitely worth participating to get the handful of diagrams I already received. I encourage you all to start drawing.
There's no need to be afraid that your diagrams might not be good enough, everyone started at some point, so if you haven't ever done diagrams before, maybe take it as an advantage to get your model out there and receive a bunch of previously unpublished diagrams as reward.
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby OrigamiGeek » October 27th, 2015, 4:23 am

can we send cp's?
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby AxolotlBottle » October 27th, 2015, 4:02 pm

Baltorigamist wrote:Good to hear that this is happening. : )

Would anyone like a specific unpublished CP for one of my models?


I'm not very good at crease patterns, but I think it would be interesting to see your Jerusalem Cricket.


origami_8 wrote:Just a quick Update. I already got a couple submissions and I have to say wow, all of them are totally awesome! Hopefully there will be a lot more, but it is definitely worth participating to get the handful of diagrams I already received. I encourage you all to start drawing.
There's no need to be afraid that your diagrams might not be good enough, everyone started at some point, so if you haven't ever done diagrams before, maybe take it as an advantage to get your model out there and receive a bunch of previously unpublished diagrams as reward.


Is hand drawn diagrams okay?
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby origami_8 » October 27th, 2015, 6:32 pm

Yes, you can send Crease Patterns even though diagrams are of course preferred.

Hand drawn diagrams are okay.
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby Foldtastic » November 4th, 2015, 3:46 am

I'm sending in a photo diagram of this model:
https://flic.kr/p/qHXhyP
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby Kundalini » November 4th, 2015, 4:06 am

Sorry, i have a doubt...¿where can i download the previous books? Or we are taking about a comercial book so i should buy it somewhere?
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby HankSimon » November 4th, 2015, 11:46 am

The Christmas Book is a special participation-only collection of original diagrams and instructions. The idea is that you design an origami model and create instructions for folding it. Then, you send the instructions to Anna (Origami-8). She collects all of the instructions into a large PDF file and sends it out to all participants. You must create and send in instructions to get a copy of this special book. Plus, if you send in more instructions, she will send you one book from a previous year for each instruction that you send. I believe that there are about 10 books, so if you send in 10 different, new and original Origami instructions, then she would send you 10 books.

And, yes, it is hard to make instructions ... but everyone has to start somewhere. So, the Christmas Book is an excellent way to encourage everyone from beginners to experts to take the time and effort to learn how to design and diagram Origami models.

People will give you a little help, if you try hard. Also, you can collaborate with other people. Someone can come up with new model, someone else can figure out how to create instructions that other people can use to fold it, and a third person can figure out how to draw or write the instructions so that other people can understand how to fold it. Each of these activities takes skill to learn how to do.

I'm sure someone else will explain more about this activity.
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby Kundalini » November 5th, 2015, 1:26 am

Thanks it is awesome how people of diferent country can do a book!. I am new in designing so i am starting. I would like to participate the next year.

Maybe someone could upload the books in Mega so i could figure out the level i need to reach.
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby origami_8 » November 5th, 2015, 3:34 am

No, the only way to get the book is participating. Uploading them somewhere would be a clear break of the rules. You don't need to reach a certain level. We are all happy if you just try to give your best.
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby Nepafarius » November 28th, 2015, 1:19 am

Three things

1) I have a CP that I gave out, but I am editing it. Is that allowed?

2) Is it possible to send you a stylized version of a CP? I have a two color version I really like.

3) Is there a max number of models you can submit?
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Re: Christmas Origami Book 2015

Postby origami_8 » November 29th, 2015, 7:25 pm

1) No, except if you make a diagram, as this would be a big upgrade to a CP.
2) Is it possible to fold from it? If yes then yes, if no then no.
3) No, you can send as many as you like.
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