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Here is my first attempt at a 3-d tess tutorial by pictures. The first picture up top is the front and the second is the tesselation backlit.
1st precrease 32nds is a good idea.
Do step three on the other two sides. Then you continue doing this, but not to the triangles next to it. Look below and you can see the edges of which triangles to work on.
Now complete all the triangles not done before like above and you should have the tesselation that appears at the top of this post.
After seeing this lamp posted on Eric’s website http://www.origamitessellations.com/2007/02/21/knappa-klover-lamp-from-ikea/ I thought I had a pretty good idea of what the template would look like. As the pictures show I was wrong, but I liked some of the consequences so I’ll post one of my templates. Have fun. You need 8 cut out, you are making a cube, although it does resemble a sphere. I have more potential templates, but will post them later. The difference between the green and tan is that I creased the green semicircles. If you connect the semicircles internally you get a very strong finished polyhedron. I did it with a plastic cover divider and it was thrown around and had nary a scratch. The second template I was sure would work, but I came up with an ocatahedron base, not an icosahedron.
Disclaimer: This was so easy I’m sure everybody and their mother has designed this.
Update: The second template I made was correct. Someone found a link to a manual and it’s posted on Eric’s site through the comments. The slot is horizontal, not at a 45 degree incline and the circles are shifted to the side of the vertices.
This company is interesting. They have this sheet made of aluminum which you pop and form functional household objects, such as hanger-holders and desktop accessories. They also have room dividers/sound absorber that resembles a tesselated tree. http://formuswithlove.se/flash.php
This guy from England designed an life sized origami sailboat. It holds one person and then folds up flat. I’m just waiting for the functional origami car, fueled by the wind. Great idea. http://matteosignorini.com/021.htm
This was a fun design for me. If a square purist make an equilateral triangle from a square and follow the crease pattern. Otherwise start with an equilateral triangle. The gold rose is from a 6″ square of beetle paper. The silver one is from an equilateral triangle. Oops minor mistake on the crease pattern. It should have rotational symmetry. The small vertical crease at the top should look like the other two angles.
The pyramid containers are very strong and they are made by folding the “leaves” in back and tucking the last one behind the other two.
Guess I should mention creative commons rules governs all that is posted on this site that I’ve devised.
This box was originally posted to the site on tripod with the statement that I would soon have directions. With the difficulties I had with the page I was unable. So it will be my first crease pattern here. Top and bottom are unisex and it is interesting-you can twist them flat, by twisting them in opposite directions.
I think sliceforms have a lot of potential for furniture and are just really cool.
Richard Sweeney has amazing work with paper. Encountering his sliceforms awhile back I was intrigued and made a few myself. The blog has several pictures that’ll make you envious.
John Sharp has a book and posters available.
You can get his stuff here.