algorithmic modeling for Rhino

This is a work in progress definition which I hope will create folded geometry from generic crease patterns using origami or kirigami. The input (for now) is the outline of the surface, valley folds, and mountain folds.

The definition uses a native bending force on each crease to initiate the fold. I'm trying to avoid using anchor points and other constraints to make the fold more uniform.

I'm hoping to eventually use Tomohiro Tachi's Origamizer to create a flat-packed crease pattern from any mesh geometry and then fold it in rhino using kangaroo. Any help from people doing similar studies would be much appreciated!

Credit: Daniel Piker: crease patterns (and kangaroo!), Tomohiro Tachi: crease patterns (and origamizer!), Giulio Piacentino: rendering script, and Eric Gjerde: crease patterns.

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Comment by Otto Van De Steene on April 30, 2014 at 10:41am

In the search of rendering a complex origami inspired design I'm looking for some CAD application that can do this but moreover also bends faces to make the folds possible. Yet this bended faces directed by the folds appear to be ultra complex to do. Any idea of a sollution?

Comment by Erick Katzenstein on April 19, 2011 at 8:08am


This discussion below should set you up with the overall idea.  Each crease pattern for now has a custom definition to get it to work.  I'm still developing a generic definition.

Comment by Rita Kwong on April 14, 2011 at 9:56pm
Would you mind sharing your definition?
Comment by Alpha222 on February 25, 2011 at 8:32am
Amazing work!!!





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