# Simple Origami Tessellation

Reverse engineering tessellations folding crease patterns and creating new. Seeing as Valentines day is just around the corner I cant think of a better time to share my simple heart origami model with you.

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### Fold a grid and then see how you can collapse the grid into shapes and continue on.

Simple origami tessellation. It should be rather easy to fold even if you have no paperfolding experience. Photo by Andy Wilson Origami tessellation may have been started. Its harder to design easy models than it is to design complex ones.

Origami tessellations are essentially patterns folded with origami that repeat themselves as long as you want to continue folding. There are lots of origami models that are easy and fun to fold. Crease pattern is.

A demonstration for the basic technique of pleat tessellations aka. In plane geometry the term tessellation indicates the covering of the plane with one or more geometric figures called tiles repeated infinitely without overlapping and without spaces between them. An origami tessellation is not made of separate pieces of paper placed side by side.

Some of the most beautiful origami are the simple models. Exploring origami tessellation and the art of paper folding. Our simple step by step guides are easy to follow.

Origami tessellations are a technique which makes it possible to create complex repeating patterns on a plane by folding a single sheet of paper. And I mean that in a very specific way. The thing you have to be most careful about with translucent paper is that it doesnt break after youve folded it back and forth just a couple of times.

If you draw a dot in the center of each cell of the pentagon grid and connect them all youíd get this pattern. You can start experimenting. There are 2 major types of tessellations the classic type and corrugations.

Now Iíve made a tessellation of triangles and squares to go with it. Some tessellations can be held up to a light and show a nice shadow such as this one above. 2010 My first origami tessellations was a grid of pentagons.

The paper in these tessellations is folded into an odd number. The beauty is in the simple folds. Instead they are made with one sheet of paper.

We have a lot of easy origami models for you to choose from. It was easy enough to map it out on a triangle grid and follow the crease pattern. If you are looking for origami tessellations and more complex origami take a look at some of the many links on my links page.

It is most common for origami instructions to be given in step by step diagrams as in Figure 2. This mesh is the dual of the other. Pureland tessellationsfirst folded by Paul Jackson http.

However for origami tessellations it is often simplest to give a crease. I used slightly better than crappy paper and it was a pretty fuss free fold. I havent used it much for any other projects though.

Tessellations are often fun to fold and require a lot of. Similarly in the origami world all those models formed by equal or even similar tiles that are repeated in the surface are called tessellations. I will show a tessellation of my own in my next blog post.

But the true magic of tessellations lies in creating your own designs and patterns and how easy it is compared to designing representational origami. An origami tessellation is a piecewise linear isometry ofR2 which is invariant under some crystallographic group. A tessellation in origami is in simple terms paper geometry varying from patterns and three-dimensional images but they are mostly flat.

Origami tessellation a form of abstract geometric paper-folding has been growing in popularity in the last 10 to 20 years but unlike more traditional forms of origami it does not have a consistent system of diagramming or even a vocabulary of its own. Tessellations can be folded as standalone models or be used as parts of more complex designs for example as scales in a figurative model representing an animal or as decoration on origami boxes. Hope that helps you get started down the road to some easy origami folding.

I do like folding with translucent paper for tessellations. This one sheet of paper is folded such that it has a tessellated pattern. Our house is filled with these creations and I feel like my tessellation work is now outnumbered.

Classic tessellations are usually based on either a square or hexagonal grid. The type of translucent paper.

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