Hippocampus by Roman Diaz

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Hippocampus by Roman Diaz

Postby harlequin » September 8th, 2005, 9:59 pm

Sorry, but my first post is a begging one!

I'm 'rediscovering' origami after a few years & looking around the net I found this site with a page full of roman diaz's work:

http://design.origami.free.fr/bestof/diaz/index.htm

There's various diagrams etc on their for a number of the models but the one I really like is the hippocampus - it's stunning!

Does anyone know if Diaz has made diagrams for this one available (or even CPs - I've never tried folding from one, but for this I might)? I'm not after breach of copyright, & I'm happy to pay for it, but after much trawling of the web looking for the right book/magazine/pamphlet/website, I've drawn a blank.

Any suggestions on where to look would be gratefully received.

Pleased to meet you all and thanks lots,

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Postby origami_8 » September 8th, 2005, 10:39 pm

Maybe you could send him a mail and ask him himself. I think his Email-adress could be his Yahoo-Name (romanmdeo_1999) with @yahoo.com . It would be worth a try.
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Postby mleonard » September 8th, 2005, 10:56 pm

Hi harlequin - welcome to the board.

The best place to start looking for diagrams is the Origami Database:
http://www.origamidatabase.com

However, on this one even the mighty database draws a blank. I'm pretty sure that diagrams don't exist. But there is a CP, if you look closely... In the picture entitled "Disenando el Hippocampo" you will find 4 CPs for various versions of the model - the largest CP would appear to be for the final version (I haven't tried folding it, though).
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Postby harlequin » September 9th, 2005, 12:19 pm

Thank you both for your help.

I tried the origami db - a great resource btw, and if anyone here knows who's responsible for it please pass on my thanks - I actually found my way here as a result of that site.

Cheers for pointing out the CP in the picture. I think I might email him first though as I'd rather get hold of something legitimately rather than photoshopping the CP to try and clear it up! I was trying to avoid emailing him as he probably gets loads of people bothering him about similar things and I didn't want to be an inconvenience, but it looks like it might be my best bet.

If I do ever get to fold this thing, I'll post a piccy. I hope to be around for a while, picking the brains of those wiser and better than me!

Cheers,

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Postby mleonard » September 9th, 2005, 8:54 pm

I'm sure Roman wouldn't mind you trying to Photoshop the CP out of the picture - why would he include it if he didn't want people to try and work it out? In fact, I'm going to have a go myself.

The main man behind the Origami Database is Dennis Walker, aided and abetted by (among others) our genial host Saj.
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Postby Daydreamer » May 3rd, 2006, 1:58 pm

Roman Diaz will be publishing a book soon (this august).
Nicolas had a preliminary index of this book at the BOS convention and there will be diagrams for the Hippocampus in it. I'm so looking forward to this book :-D

More info at http://design.origami.free.fr/bestof/diaz/interpreters.htm
So long and keep folding ^_^
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Postby WhiteShadows » May 4th, 2006, 11:59 am

wow....drools lol that Hippocampus looks awsome. just wondering what his bacground is and which mythology the hippocampus is from.
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Postby Daydreamer » May 4th, 2006, 12:06 pm

Well, Hippocampus is the latin term for Seahorse, so Roman's model might just be a literal representation of what that term means :-)
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Postby wolf » May 4th, 2006, 12:38 pm

Daydreamer wrote:Well, Hippocampus is the latin term for Seahorse, so Roman's model might just be a literal representation of what that term means :-)

It's the creature that pulls Poseidon's chariot, in greek mythology.
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Postby polop » May 4th, 2006, 4:27 pm

I'm sooooo going to get that book :D :D
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Postby Fishgoth » May 5th, 2006, 8:27 am

Pedants' corner : Hippocampus derives from the Greek, rather than the latin.

It also refers to an area of the brain that is part of the limbic system, which does look a little bit like a seahorse.
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Postby Nyman » May 6th, 2006, 2:51 pm

mleonard wrote:Hi harlequin - welcome to the board.

The best place to start looking for diagrams is the Origami Database:
http://www.origamidatabase.com



How Can I get diagrams or cps in this site??
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Postby Brimstone » May 6th, 2006, 5:35 pm

Nyman wrote:
mleonard wrote:Hi harlequin - welcome to the board.

The best place to start looking for diagrams is the Origami Database:
http://www.origamidatabase.com



How Can I get diagrams or cps in this site??


you can't for there are not any. What mark meant was that there you can find where actual diagrams are: bookcs, booklets, web pages, etc

Maybe the best place to find many diagrams would be http://www.origami.com and there is a sticky thread on these boards telling you about free diagrams. Check it out.
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