Photo diagramming vs vector diagramming

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Photo diagramming vs vector diagramming

Postby OrigamiMonsters » October 26th, 2019, 2:03 pm

Which one is easier to make and which one is easier to follow and looks the best to you?
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Re: Photo diagramming vs vector diagramming

Postby Baltorigamist » October 29th, 2019, 5:25 pm

Photodiagrams are much easier to make but less clear. Digitally-drawn diagrams are the opposite--easy to follow but a pain to make (as each line has to be drawn individually at the correct angle and place).
My personal preference has always been digital diagrams simply because they're almost always cleaner and easier to follow. The disadvantage, as I stated, is that they take a long time to draw (as opposed to simply taking a photo of each step).
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Re: Photo diagramming vs vector diagramming

Postby origami_8 » October 29th, 2019, 8:30 pm

I totally agree with Baltorigamist. Computer drawn vector diagrams are cleaner and easier to follow than photo diagrams and also most hand drawn diagrams I've ever seen, but they are a lot of work.

Some time in the future I have to try out Affinity Designer to see what all the hype is about until then I'll stick with Macromedia Freehand as long as it runs on my operating system.
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Re: Photo diagramming vs vector diagramming

Postby Gerardo » November 1st, 2019, 4:01 pm

You didn't ask this but I thought it was important to also mention that most serious folders will tend to prefer vector diagrams over photo-diagrams. And I think that most infrequent folders prefer photo-diagrams over vector diagrams, although I believe they prefer instructional videos over those two. So I suggest you have in mind the kind of folders for your models :).

Here's a webpage where the author discusses different options for communicating how to fold a model: ... igami.html
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