Moneyfolds: My design approach
Just a few thoughts on the process I’ve been using for moneyfolds lately. Dollar Bill origami is a very recent foray of mine. I have found the dimensions interesting from a design perspective.
My basic approaches:
Not to be flippant, but I fold. I take every angle and bisect, trisect, and intersect it in every way that I can think of.
I try to collapse things in different ways from all different angles and sides.
Visualize what I want and deconstruct the folds in my mind(only works on rare occasions and never for highly complex stuff for me)
Once something bares a resemblence keep refining it till it is good enough.
Make more than one of something and see if they’ll hold together.
I have had mixed results with these approaches and I havn’t done much with animals (certainly none worth posting) but I do find it interesting to play with something that has limited symmetries.
Side bar… I have now had this sight for a full year. Time flies when you are folding.