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Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby Wuggums47 » May 4th, 2014, 7:18 pm

I think it would be nice to have some folded up sheets of diagrams in my pocket so I can fold things everywhere I am. But I'm not sure which ones to take. I think they would have to be able to be folded from scrap paper or dollar bills. I already know one of the diagrams to take with me will be a michael lafosse butterfly.
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby roodborst » May 4th, 2014, 8:08 pm

A smartphone with a pdf reader should do the trick...
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby Razzmatazz » May 5th, 2014, 1:42 am

I memorize models usually from my first fold and I find myself folding them often which further solidifies them in my memory. Usually 100 step models take two successive folds to memorize, though.

Models I find fun to fold and easy to memorize are any Montroll or Maekawa models. They are visually appealing, easily identifiable by the public, and the sequences extremely fun.

Some models worth memorizing:
Kawasaki rose
Maekawa's devil
Montroll's frog (with or without toes, they are practically the same model)
Satoshi's Splash!
Fishgoth's rabbit (http://www.fishgoth.com/origami/diagrams/rabbit.pdf)
Sergey Yartsev's tortoise (http://mirorigami.narod.ru/serg/diagrams/Tortoise.pdf)
Roman Diaz's panda

Most of these models can be folded with 15cm kami or printer/lined paper easily.

What is great about the memorization process is that you will find that when you forget steps, you will tend towards improvisation. You will also find that after not using diagrams for a model for several years and then returning to them, you may find you have put an unusual twist on the folding process of the model.
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby Wuggums47 » May 6th, 2014, 9:48 pm

Thanks for the help Razz. A few of those seem a bit tougher than I was thinking, but the kawasaki rose in particular would be a good one. Also roodborst, If I could afford something like that I'd probably buy one, but for now I'm just going to keep using my flip phone.
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby alkagupta0408 » May 7th, 2014, 8:24 am

You can also do with Origami videos, if u have a smartphone with internet you can watch youtube origami videos anywhere to fold your favorite origami models.
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby CurlyCrescnt86 » July 9th, 2014, 1:13 pm

I'm not printing out anything anymore, just using pdf's because I accidentally ran my mom's printer out of ink xD
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby origami deadspace » July 23rd, 2014, 3:35 am

If you mean memorizing them in your head? then try Hojyo takashi's skull out of a waterbomb.
I got that one stuck in my head and its been years since I memorized it
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby nornberg » April 21st, 2016, 4:36 am

My suggestion (I did this) is to learn Montroll's dog base. It's a really, really beautiful sequence (IMO), very fun to fold and what's important in this case: after you understand how the animals are shaped, you can memorize the base only and improvise the shaping afterwards. You can learn a lot this way, folding the base and trying to make a different animal. Or messing with the base itself (the proportions).

Another suggestion: I usually have 1 or 2 squares of paper in my pocket, just in case... I keep them folded as a waterbomb base folded in half (makes a small triangle). This way, in my experience, it occupies less space, becomes stronger (don't crumple so easily) and the creases are used in so many models that it's not an issue to have them.

BTW, I'm also a PDF fan.
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby Dre313dog » May 28th, 2016, 2:56 am

=D> Me personally memorize the crane, humming bird, (fish base) elephant, peacock, Japanese brocade ball , dollar bill elephant, butterfly ,shirt, pig. I love to use wrappers or any paper to prevent myself & others from littering like tootsie roll sucker wrappers. :roll: #-o Trying to memorize Learn everyday!
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby wonko » June 6th, 2016, 1:20 pm

I memorised Jack Skillman's "Jackstone" when I was 11 - that was 45 years ago and I can still fold it entirely from memory - lovely thing it is. I also memorised the base for Joisel's dwarf because ... well ... Joisel
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Re: Good diagrams to keep on you at all times?

Postby Red » June 9th, 2016, 6:10 pm

Dave Brill's Dolphin is a fantastically tight and easy-to-remember model that's handy to fold with printer paper around you.

Apologies if this breaks any rules.
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