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Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » January 6th, 2018, 8:45 pm

Hello everybody,

I have stumbled upon a website called http://papertrophy.com. It appears that this website is a gallery and online store for 3d animals resembling origami models, some of which are whole animals and some of which are just the head (a trophy made of paper, hence the name papertrophy). The animals are extremely detailed and look very nice.

I was looking to see if the author had any templates or such for people to fold for themselves. I did find a part of their website titled Instructions: https://www.papertrophy.com/instructions/ but it never says where or how to get the pre cut and numbered paper.

Curious, I then looked in the shop to see if I would have to buy such precut paper. https://www.papertrophy.com/shop/en/ I didn't find anything, but I did find the special glue that was mentioned in the Instructions page! I also found that the figurines are very expensive: 24 USD for a Piggy Bank, the smallest one, to 240 USD for a Bull, the biggest one.

So, I'm a bit confused. Why does this website have instructions to use the precut paper, and glue to use the precut paper, but nowhere can the actual precut paper be found? If anybody could find out more, that would be great, because I would much like to fold one.
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Re: Papertrophy

Postby HankSimon » January 6th, 2018, 10:15 pm

At the bottom of the page, it looks like prices for the kits: https://www.papertrophy.com/shop/en/

Piggy Bank: https://www.papertrophy.com/shop/en/min ... -bank-gold ~$40 USD

Bull: https://www.papertrophy.com/shop/en/xxl ... lack-white
32.68" x 30.32" x 53.54"

I didn't read everything, but I think a kit is just the 'paper' ... glue etc. is extra (maybe).
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Re: Papertrophy

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » January 6th, 2018, 11:31 pm

Hank, I think you're right that it is the kits that are being sold. I didn't read the whole description #-o and thought the model came pre assembled. It looks like it is only the paper that is being sold, and nothing else.

The piggy bank is 19.9 euros which according to http://x-rates.com/calculator/?from=EUR ... mount=19.9 is about $24 USD. That's better than $40 but still very expensive for the smallest one available!

I found a similar online seller on Etsy called AssembliShop: https://www.etsy.com/nl/shop/AssembliShop
This seller is far cheaper and includes glue in the kit: a rhino head is only $31 USD, while PaperTrophy has a rhino head for $72 USD. However, Papertrophy's rhino is bigger and far more detailed, and AssembliShop has less variety.

I probably won't end up buying any of these, except maybe as a gift. It was interesting to find out more about them anyways.
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Re: Papertrophy

Postby HankSimon » January 7th, 2018, 12:07 am

My conversion was off. Google "Paper Craft" and similar phrases for free but lower quality templates, using your own printer. You can probably use good quality paper, and might be able to create more detailed models with a graphics app.

http://cp.c-ij.com/en/categories/CAT-ST ... index.html

These look like just the $12 templates, might be similar to Assemblishop:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/466491441/ ... gKwNfD_BwE
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Re: Papertrophy

Postby origami_8 » January 7th, 2018, 10:03 am

A graphic program that is specially designed to create such figures is Pepakura.
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Re: Papertrophy

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » January 8th, 2018, 1:39 am

Thank you Hank, I did look up "paper craft" and found some free Nintendo cut outs. Eventually I downloaded and printed out a Red Pikmin (Pikmin 2 = Greatest game ever ;) ), and with some difficulty, managed to assemble it.
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This was much harder than I thought. Some of the flaps were tiny, and it was difficult to get the pieces to lineup correctly. I found it much easier to use tape than glue; although even then, it was hard to get the tape inside the body and a few times I had to put it on the outside. As you can tell from the nose and white spots, I did not do a very good job. But at least it looks like a pikmin, and hey, this is my first attempt at this sort of paper craft!
Also, I learned my lesson from that mushroom I posted earlier. 3d models that are hollow and completely sealed are very hard to get dents out! This time, I stuffed crumpled sticky notes into the head and body before sealing up the last pieces.

Thank you for the suggestion Anna. I suppose in the future I will try out Pepakura, but for now I think I'll just work on making them neatly.

In the future, should models like this go in the "non-origami" forum?
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Re: Papertrophy

Postby HankSimon » January 8th, 2018, 3:20 am

My personal opinion is that these are cool 'novelties' and crafts, but like other " "non-folded" " crafts, they are not Origami.
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Re: Papertrophy

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » January 8th, 2018, 4:49 am

Yes, I agree that these are cool, and these are novelties. And obviously these paper crafts aren't origami, especially this video game character that is made to look the way the game renders it as a polyhedron.

However, it seems like people outside the origami community might not think so. For instance, read this:
https://www.boredpanda.com/owl-paperlamps-a-glowing-clan-made-of-paper Those lamps aren't much different from the papertrophy animals, but the creators of those lamps call them "origami-inspired."

This got me thinking so much that I think I will post a new topic.
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