Dear all,
I have published a few new articles on my
Origami Draw website. They are of course about CPs. Each article focuses on an existing model that I found the CP interesting.
If you are a beginner at deciphering CPs, you should start with my
latest entry. The CP I am studying there, the
seahorse by Hideo Komatsu, is not very complex but most beginners don’t see where the reference points are. Using Origami Draw, I show how to look for them step by step.
If you like Hideo Komatsu’s creations (and you should if you like an elegant CP), I analyze in
another entry the design process of his
horse. It is an amazing example where he manages to modify the size of the hind part of his model without changing the front half. It may sound easy for box-pleaters, but not so on a 22.5-degree model.
Finally, there is a
series on finding some difficult reference points on
CPs from Robert Lang and John Szinger. It is pretty high-level stuff, definitely not for beginners. But if you are somewhat versed in the art of reading CPs, you should have no problem understanding the 4-step process I propose. Each of the three CPs I study has some unique mathematical challenge you will enjoy solving with me. I've tried to be as clear as possible, using origami techniques to substitute for the math, especially for
John Szinger’s octahedron. I actually propose an exact solution where his original design uses an approximation.
As an aside, if you have never encountered Axiom 5, you will see how useful this construction can be.
Whatever your level, I hope you will enjoy these articles.