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hex pleating

PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 9:26 pm
by awesomesplosion
can somone please explain how to do hex pleating

PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 9:29 pm
by joshuaorigami
I wanted to know the same thing...

PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 9:31 pm
by awesomesplosion
oops i wrote the message before i saw this

PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 9:32 pm
by joshuaorigami
no worries! :wink:

PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 9:33 pm
by awesomesplosion
do you know who would know how to do the hexpleating on this forrum?

PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 9:37 pm
by joshuaorigami
anermak, jon tucker, robert lang, blue paper, jared?

PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 11:24 pm
by shortloldude
I cannot hex pleat, but I am fairly sure it is like box pleating, but instead of using 45 degree angles to make "boxes" you use 60 degree angles to make "hexagons".

PostPosted: January 31st, 2011, 1:39 am
by ahudson
joshuaorigami wrote:anermak, jon tucker, robert lang, blue paper, jared?

None of whom seem to visit the forum much these days :(

Hex pleating IS pretty much boxpleating, you're just doing it on a hexagonal grid. There's not too much to explain-- you go through the same process of drawing a stick figure, forming a polygon/river packing, and drawing a CP.

If there are any of those steps you're having trouble with, maybe we can help?

PostPosted: January 31st, 2011, 6:44 pm
by origami_8
Actually you do it on a triangular grid. The outcome is more space efficient than with boxpleating since hexagons resemble circles better than squares do.

PostPosted: February 1st, 2011, 5:12 am
by bethnor
i don't know anything about designing, but if you are looking for inspiration or a "how to" do hex-pleating, perhaps you might give kasumi seishi's afghan hound in origami tanteidan #13 a whirl. i do believe it uses hex pleating.


PostPosted: February 17th, 2011, 8:32 pm
by Hellome360
could anyone perhaps show a hexp pleated cp and a guide for it?

PostPosted: February 17th, 2011, 10:15 pm
by gachepapier
Hellome360 wrote:could anyone perhaps show a hexp pleated cp and a guide for it?

The closest I know of are the scales on the turtle by Robert Lang, but there are no long separated points as such (though fiddling does get you points if you try)...


I think (?) I've read elsewhere on this forum that hexpleating would get some space in the second edition of ODS though...

PostPosted: February 18th, 2011, 12:43 am
by Brimstone
Hellome360 wrote:could anyone perhaps show a hexp pleated cp and a guide for it?

It would be difficult without breaking copyright laws. I know some of Kamiya's CP's are like that. Specifically dragonfly 1.1 and one of his wasps

Re: hex pleating

PostPosted: June 7th, 2011, 1:47 am
by progami man
hex pleating uses hexagonal symetry- as Lang describes it on his website:

Re: hex pleating

PostPosted: July 20th, 2017, 4:47 pm
by AdvancedFoldsJHP
In terms of collapsing a crease pattern, hex pleating is the same as box pleating. 8) The problem is, though, most times people don't know how to make the actual triangular grid. The book Origami Design Secrets by Robert Lang can help with that. It also explains the math and packings behind the math of origami, which is crucial to know if you are enthusiastic about designing your own models.