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Dear Anna

When will this year contributions to the book " Christmas Origami Book 2017" will start and get released ???

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Well yes, I guess I should start it now.
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origami_8 wrote:Well yes, I guess I should start it now.
Nice to know.. Waiting eagerly..
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origami_8 wrote:Well yes, I guess I should start it now.
Hello Anna

What's the plan for "Christmas Origami Book 2017" ???

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Dear all,

For the twelfths time there will be an Origami Christmas book this year.
This will be a book from creators to creators containing previously unpublished instructions only.

That's how it works:
Everyone who wants to participate sends me (at least) one previously unpublished folding instruction. Afterwards I assemble them all into a pdf-file with a table of contents and send it back to all participants. In the end everyone of them gets a nice compilation of diagrams that aren't available elsewhere.

Everyone who wants to take part can send his/her instructions to
Origamibook AT gmail DOT com
(Replace "AT" with "@" and "DOT" with ".")

The last date to send your instructions is December 15.
I'll send the book out on December 24 (hence the name Christmas Origamibook).

Last year I asked whether anyone has anything against making editions older than four or five years free to download. Since the response to this has been very positive, I will do so from now on. You can find links to the old editions at the end of this letter. The previous four editions are still only obtainable by additional diagrams for the book.

Hopefully many people will contribute to this project so that we´ll get a nice book together :)

Nice Greetings

Anna

PS: I'm glad for everyone to spread the word to other people, be it on Forums, Mailing lists or whatever else.

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Some questions (and their answers) that have been asked before:

* Do I need to send computer drawn diagrams?
No, hand drawn diagrams or other clear instructions (photo or text) count as well, but I need them electronically.

* Can I send more than one diagram?
Yes of course, as many as you want.

* Can I have a copy of the book without sending something in?
No, this project is thought as an exchange of folding instructions and not to earn money with it. If you don't have an own model to diagram maybe you can draw diagrams for someone else's model, so that you two can participate as one person. For help in finding someone see here:
viewtopic.php?t=1810

* Have the models to be Christmas related?
No they don't. Christmas is just the date you will receive the book.

* Can I send Crease Patterns and Text Instructions as well?
Yes, but make sure to also send a picture of the finished model.
Diagrams are preferred.

* Is it possible to obtain the books of the previous years?
Yes, by sending more than one unpublished diagram, you can "buy" the previous four editions (one book per additional diagram), older editions can be found at the links below.
If you send more than one diagram and want to obtain back issues please tell which one(s) you want.

* How many participants contributed in previous years?

2016:
48 participants sent 70 models (12 CPs).
The book was 169 pages long and 11MB in size.

2015:
52 participants sent 76 models (16 CPs, 8 Photo-instructions).
The book was 249 pages long and 40MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2015

2014:
38 participants sent 57 models (10 CPs, 2 Photo-instructions).
The books was 170 pages long and 18MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2014

2013:
42 participants sent 59 models (16 CPs, 4 Photo-instructions).
The book was 162 pages long and 22 MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2013

2012: http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2012
56 participants sent 81 models (10 CPs, 3 Photo-instructions).
The book was 230 pages long and 15 MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2012

2011: http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2011
43 participants sent 66 models.
The book was 176 pages long and 18 MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2011

2010: http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2010
77 participants sent more than 126 models.
The book was 339 pages long and 47 MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2010

2009: http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2009
59 participants sent in a total of 90 models (12 Crease Patterns, 3 photo Instructions, 1 alternative model).
The book was 246 pages long and 25,2MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2009

2008: http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2008
56 authors sent in a total of 90 models (17 Crease Patterns, 6 photo instructions, 5 text instructions).
The book was 287 pages long and 28,4 MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2008

2007: http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2007
48 participants sent in a total of 70 instructions (16 Crease Patterns, 4 photo instructions).
The book was 13 MB in size and 176 pages long.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2007

2006: http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2006
32 Authors have sent in a total of 49 Models (5 Crease Patterns).
The book was 147 pages long and 24 MB in size.
http://www.giladorigami.com/origami-dat ... -Book-2006

Informations about the previous books can be found here:
2017: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14474
2016: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13920
2015: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13220
2014: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12714
2013: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11954
2012: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10962
2011: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9120
2010: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7606
2009: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6011
2008: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4755
2007: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3349
2006: http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1831

http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2012
http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2011
http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2010
http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2009
http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2008
http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2007
http://www.origamiaustria.at/xmas2006
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I'm happy to hear that! Since I am too busy to draw diagrams at the moment, I think I'll submit photo instructions for a book I took earlier this year. Maybe I can do a clean CP for my "Lady" and "Gentleman" additionally to compensate it.
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Would be great.
Sorry to keep you all waiting for so long.
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Two questions:

First, is this an ebook or a physical book? If it's a physical book, will you require our address to mail it?

Second, is there a range of complexity that you would like our models to be within?

Sorry if these questions have already been asked.
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Nice to hear about Christmas Origami Book 2017

I Will surely submitt my origami models.

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It is an ebook, so I'll only need your email address and that I will get along with the diagrams. :-)
As for the complexity, there are no real rules. This is less of a real book but really a yearly diagram exchange for creators. I collect the diagrams from everyone who wants to participate and at the end of the time send them out to everyone who participated together with an index. Of course the higher the complexity of the models you send, the higher the complexity of the ones you receive will be, but that wasn't the initial goal of the project.
It started of with two ideas in mind. The first to get a bunch of new unpublished diagrams for Christmas in form of a diagram exchange. And the second to motivate all the young designers we have on the Forum to draw diagrams for their models.
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Ok, one more thing.
Is there a certain format you want us to use? For instance, do you want us to have our diagrams to snake through the page as is done in Satoshi Kamiya's books like
1 2 3 4
8 7 6 5
9 10 11
or do you want us to have it layed out like
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10
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Whatever you like best. Personally I'm a fan of snake lines, but you can do whatever you prefer.

There is one thing though that makes compiling easier and that is if all the diagrams are in portrait mode.
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MotherOfThree wrote:I'm happy to hear that! Since I am too busy to draw diagrams at the moment, I think I'll submit photo instructions for a book I took earlier this year. Maybe I can do a clean CP for my "Lady" and "Gentleman" additionally to compensate it.
There is an Oripa app that draws c ps...it's available on the Google play store


There are editing suites that transform a photo into a drawing
Depending on how detailed each step and how many frames to completion
You could always ask on the forum for some one who's great at copying to draw them for a joint credit if they are accepted....
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Are there any rules/guidelines on publishing the instructions elsewhere after this book comes out? There's a model or two I'm thinking about submitting to other books as well.
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Please do not publish the diagrams online until January is over. Afterwards you can publish them wherever you like.
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