Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

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Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » March 2nd, 2019, 7:29 pm

Hello folders,

This month we have a unique challenge. The theme will be improvement.

The primary interpretation of this theme will be this: You will find a model that you have folded in the past, and then as the theme suggests, you will improve it and submit your improved version.

Rules: the original model should be folded about 3 months ago or older (older is better). If you can find a photo of the model when you folded it, please upload that photo along with your entry, which will be the improved model. If you only have the physical form of the original model, you can photograph it now, but don't edit it.
Your improved model can be a major shaping improvement (does not mean "better paper!") or a structural improvement. If you have a major structural improvement that we might not recognize as the same model, you can upload a crease pattern to prove the similarities.
Your improved model should be one uncut square (MC as the only acceptable adhesive), but it's ok if your original model wasn't.

Tahaorigami will judge. Most improved models will be regarded higher.

We had 9 contestants last month, which was the most we've had in a while. Can we match or beat last month? Lets get 10 people this time! All submissions, even the last minute ones, are appreciated.

Here is an example of what an entry might look like.

Before:Image This was folded sometime around 2014. A scrawny, ugly, sewer rat.
After:Image This was folded in 2017. This rat really fattened up!
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby Baltorigamist » March 2nd, 2019, 9:58 pm

Definitely an interesting topic, though I would personally rule out shaping-based improvements. Changing the shaping isn't exactly a new design.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » March 2nd, 2019, 11:10 pm

I guess so to a point, but sometimes a model can be drastically improved without changing the base (structural improvement). For example, bending an elbow or something would not be considered a major shaping change, but pleating that elbow to create texture would be significant without changing the base (although I'd hope that was not the only change). In the end, it will be up to Taha to judge what counts as having improved and what does not.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby Grace159 » March 5th, 2019, 8:48 am

Does a significant colour change count? For example the original origami brocade by Minako Ishibashi is one solid colour, however roughly two years ago I worked out how to make it two coloured. Which looks quite dramatic with red and black paper.

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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby Gerardo » March 6th, 2019, 3:41 pm

Hi NeverCeaseToCrease! So, does this month's theme mean variations of models form other designers are allowed and even expected?

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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby NeverCeaseToCrease » March 7th, 2019, 3:51 am

Well, I wasn't intending for it to be about other people's models. That would open up the can of worms regarding copyright and whether this or that modification constitutes a new design, etc. For this reason it would be probably better to do a remake of one's own model.

If you have no previous models of your own, I suppose a modification of a traditional model can't hurt.
And again, it will be up to Taha to judge who really improved.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby Bodo » March 7th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Here is my entry !

Kangaroo I designed two years ago:
ImageKangaroo by bodorigami, auf Flickr

Kangaroo I designed recently
ImageKangaroo by bodorigami, auf Flickr

Its completely different structurally and it is easier to fold. Based on a birdbase.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby firstfold » March 7th, 2019, 11:05 pm

Here is an update of a Series of Folds I did in 2007:

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These were all folded with just one rectangle for the combined flower and the Butterfly - White (or Brown) on one side and colored on the other.

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Each Butterfly and Each Flower uses a different folding technique. I just designed and completed the top fold today (3/7/19). The folds between petals bends the Flower petal into a curve without additional creases.

In 2007 I also made a flower and Butterfly fold based on a LaFosse butterfly and my Flower (shown with Michael's permission on Flickr. One version has Two LaFosse butterflies (modified for the larger fold) on the Santee flower.

I chose to make the simplest possible butterfly of my own design for this latest incarnation.
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby Nepafarius » March 8th, 2019, 8:38 pm

It's been a long time since I entered a competition, and I've been putting off updating this model for too long.

I made this Bacteriophage a while back
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I never liked how it turned out, the body tapered, the legs were a mess, and the base plate was clunky and dull

This is the redesigned Bacteriophage
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The head remained the same (though it looks different in the picture because of the angle), but the body have been uniformed and straightened like I originally intended. The legs are still a nightmare to make, but look less messy. The spikes at the bottom representing the base plate now look more menacing in my opinion, like a piece of drilling machinery
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby firstfold » March 9th, 2019, 1:02 am

Here is a video with a partial crease pattern showing the development from separate folds to a combined folds
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby jeko » March 16th, 2019, 10:23 pm

My original sandcastle from June 2014
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CP: http://origami.jenskober.de/diagrams/sandcastle_v0.pdf

and the new version (could be tesselated)
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CP: http://origami.jenskober.de/diagrams/sandcastle2_v0.pdf

The shape is the same, the structure very different
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Re: Monthly Design Challenge March 2019

Postby Grace159 » March 17th, 2019, 12:48 am

This is lovely Jeko, both the growth in the model as well as how you've represented the ocean.

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