The unexpected math of origami - Evan Zodl
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If you are new to origami, start with the basics. Simple traditional models such as the crane, flapping bird, and butterfly are perfect for beginners. Use Evan Zodl’s video tutorials to visualize the folding sequences from start to finish.
Origami diagrams are another great way to learn. Diagrams are step-by-step instructions that use a universal set of arrows, lines, and symbols to convey origami sequences. Challenge yourself by folding a traditional origami sailboat from diagrams. If you get stuck, you can follow along with this video tutorial.
To learn more about the origami design process, check out the work of Robert Lang, who was featured in this lesson. Dozens of origami-related articles and publications are available on his website. He also presented a TED Talk which goes into greater detail about origami crease patterns and real-world applications.
The origami community is constantly growing and present around the world. To get involved with this diverse group of folders, creators, and designers, consider joining a local folding group or attending a regional convention. Some of the largest origami organizations include the British Origami Society, Japan Origami Academic Society, and OrigamiUSA.
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