## Prison Break - Duck/Swan

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### Prison Break - Duck/Swan

It seems that a wave of Origami fascination has hit the general public through the television show Prison Break.
I'm getting several requests/day through email or my guestbook asking how to make the Origami Duck or Swan shown in this tv series.

Here's a picture:

Also here a sketch I got in one of the request mails:

It's supposed to be able to float on water. (The head is quite ugly in my opinion though)

So I'm forwarding the request here so I might help a lot of people become happy:
Anyone knows of any diagrams for a model like that or feels like designing and diagramming a model just like that?
So long and keep folding ^_^
Gerwin

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I'm watching the show too, and I agree that the head doesn't look too good

I haven't seen the model before though and my model creating skills are close to non-existant. But I'm sure someone over here can help you.
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### Yes.

I agree, it seems who ever likes prison break will basically want to learn to make the swan. I too am searching for a way to make it. Very intresting indeed.

Seriously you can pick a better screenshot than that. It just makes the swan looks *%&#

http://img226.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swan3jo.jpg
bias
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I am looking for instructions for this too - I have tried to modify some chicken diagrams but I cant seem to get the base flat for it to float...
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Here's some written instructions; I'm sure someone can whip up some diagrams based on these.

1. Start with a square; do a kite fold.
2. Valley fold in half along the diagonal symmetry axis.
3. Valley fold the pointy end (head) of the resulting triangle to the 45 degree end (tail).
4. Squash fold the pointy end symmetrically.
5. Petal fold the pointy end.
6. Valley fold the pointy end to close it up. That's now the head.
(note to folders: 4-6 is actually a double rabbit ear fold of the pointy end).
7. Squash fold the tail end along the perpendicular dropped from the obtuse tip to the spine.
8. Petal fold, but not all the way to the tip of the square.
9. Close up the tail.
(again, 7-9 is a double rabbit ear).
10. Curl up the two sides and make a series of reverse folds for the head.

The landmarks specified above for the head and tail squash folds are just estimates; it doesn't really matter, of course, you just get a swan with a shorter/longer tail/neck.

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Two questions:

Daydremar did you do the one on your picture? For I do not understand if you did it, why do you say that someone here might design one such model.-

Second question, is this a traditional model?

If people are interested and couldn't make it out Wolf's directions, I could take some pictures of the process

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I´ve done a video on it two days ago, but due to software problems I wasn´t able to upload it until now...

<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-dvtevw4wh0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350"></embed>
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Brimstone wrote:Daydreamer did you do the one on your picture? For I do not understand if you did it, why do you say that someone here might design one such model.

The picture is a screen cap from the series prison break someone sent me along with his request per email.
So long and keep folding ^_^
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Thats too cool Anna, good job!
But, where is the camera?
It looks like you plugged it into your eyeballs.

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It looks like you plugged it into your eyeballs.

if we was playing Shadowrun, I would probably now an answer

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thedeadsmellbad wrote:But, where is the camera?

Right in front of me, don´t you see it ?
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Daydreamer wrote:The picture is a screen cap from the series prison break someone sent me along with his request per email.

That's very cool. I wonder what software is needed to capture a screen shot.

Origami-8's video beats my picture offer by far so good luck to people folding the swan.

The question about this model being traditional is still unanswered. Wolf?

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I looked over David Petty's site and couldn't find anything in his list of traditional models that resembles it. My guess is that it isn't traditional.

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Brimstone wrote:I wonder what software is needed to capture a screen shot.

I usually use Jasc Animationshop, but there are many other possibilities...

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getting a bit offtopic but: virtualdub or virtualdubmod (depending on what format you have the video in) is a free solution for reencoding videos and also for capturing single frames.
So long and keep folding ^_^
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