EricGjerde 5:22pm, 8 July 2006
Numerous members of the origami tessellations photo group have posted sequential photos as tutorials, which is a fantastic thing- but most of them aren't in the photo pool, as they often have many steps, and probably shouldn't be in the pool for that reason.

So, since most people tend to post just one of the pictures from the process to the pool, they often get lost in the blur of images. Here's our chance to change that!

When you create a tutorial, please consider making it a separate set, if possible; and then post a picture of the finished project (usually the last photo in the tutorial) to the origami tessellations group. Along with the picture, provide a link to the set (again, if possible); and then come here and post that same picture, along with a link to the set, as well as some text explaining what the tutorial is for. If you're not a pro user, and thusly are limited to only 3 sets, please post a link to each of the photos in order, instead- that way people can follow the steps easily.

There's a couple different ways that you can do this, ranging from complicated to really easy- do it however you feel like, and however much time you have available, of course. But it would be nice to have a relatively consistent look and feel to the linking so new folders won't get too confused.

Preferably, link to your own tutorials first- there are some out there that might not get posted, so if you feel like going back and making a separate post for someone else's tutorial, feel free to do so. If they come along later and post it themselves you can always modify or delete your own post, so it's not a problem.

Thanks for participating, and to all the tutorial creators thanks for sharing your hard work and efforts with the rest of us!
EricGjerde 15 years ago
Fujimoto Precrease Method

Fujimoto Precrease, step 15 of 15

Also, a video is available on YouTube, here:

A method for precreasing paper into a hexagonal pattern this is relatively quick to do, as (sort of) diagrammed in one of Fujimoto's publications. I'm guessing on a few of the steps here, but I have seen a similar method described by Tom Hull, so I think it's more or less accurate.

I don't use this all the time, but if the paper is the right thickness and I'm in a hurry, this goes a LOT faster to get the initial precreasing done. Also, it's quite nice in that the initial sets of creases are all the same (mountain or valley) so that makes the next levels of division easier to do.

mawelucky 15 years ago
Here are mine:
Joel's pursed stars Sorry guys, no good pic for this one.

Seu desejo é uma ordem, Eric :)
Zigzag stars

Anêmona lado 1 bl

Margaridas lado 2

gila o Posted 15 years ago. Edited by EricGjerde (admin) 15 years ago

The squashed triangle is a basic fold in many tessellation and was folded by Momotani, Fujimoto, Palmer, Ralf Konrad,Roberto gretter and all the various people in the OT group.
Here I took few pictures for the benefit of those who need help in squashing triangls.
Good luck!
LorenzoMarchi Posted 15 years ago. Edited by LorenzoMarchi (moderator) 15 years ago
This is my first tut here on flickr, to obtain this:

Star Twist Backlit

just follow the instructions here.
this star was originally ideated by Jane in pentagonal shape.
Mélisande* 15 years ago
Coussinet tutorial

Coussinet 7

A way to arrange four square twists to make a 3D structure.

See also this interesting variation by Syngola
phienix 15 years ago
hi steven (i read your comment on my blog today =)
i would be glad to join your tesselation group
by the way,hi to everybody here! nice to meet all of you
i just came up with a lotus tesselation (1st stage) :
EricGjerde 15 years ago
Hi there, Steven! Thanks for joining the tessellation group! I'm looking forward to seeing more tessellations from you- make sure you post them here, too, so we can all comment on them!
phienix 15 years ago
thanks =). i have one question-i wanted to draw a cp for my tesselation, but dont know the method. can you advice?
EricGjerde 15 years ago
that's a pretty big, complicated question... I personally use Adobe Illustrator CS, because you can specify angles that lines will snap to- so for hexagons, octagons, etc I can set the angles and then just connect everything together and they will line up properly.

However, for hexagonal/triangular patterns (or square ones, I suppose) you can just print out a grid on some paper and draw in the CP using a pen! it's quite easy to do, and a good way of keeping track of your work as you go along.

I have some PDF grids available here:

as for octagons, that gets a lot trickier... you could try using square grid paper for that, and making a rough shape, but it won't be accurate.

using paper, a good ruler, and a compass (circle maker) gives you most of the tools you need to make good CP, really. if I'm not using a computer, I often just unfold the design and draw the CP right onto the paper, then squash it flat and photocopy it!
Mélisande* 15 years ago
Pursed square twist tutorial

Pursed square twist tutorial

A simple transformation of square twist, often seen in Shuzo Fujimoto's works.
phienix 15 years ago
thanks for that idea!! =)
Mélisande* 15 years ago
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