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TombOfRaiders
18-12-09, 18:52
For those, who don't know what "Origami" is, "Origami" is Japanese for "Paper-Folding". I guess the name gives it away but Origami" is the art of paper-folding where a series of folds ,ranging from simple to intermediate to complex, are made to create something. Some models require more than one sheet of paper, some require only one. Some models require a square sheet of paper, some require an A4 sheet. In the "Origami" world, sellotape does not exist and scissors are only brought into the equation when turning an A4 sheet into a square sheet and also for details in the model.

So the main part of it is you, your hands and your paper(s) and maybe scissors on the side, :D. There are hundreds of Origami tutorials on YouTube and thousands of diagrams ranging from an Iris to a dragon. A bird to the Legendary Bahamut (Final Fantasy).

Japanese-created video games like Square's Final Fantasy, play a role in "Origami" with veterans to this art creating extremely detailed models of things like Chocobos, characters and of course Bahamut and Bahamut Zero.

For the last 6 years I have been studying the art of "origami" and have made lots of models, like birds, flowers, airplanes, boxes, dragons, pegasus' and interactive pieces. Origami is for all ages and is an art that dates back to the "Edo era" (1603-1867) and still carries on today.

Origami Cranes:

http://i48.************/15xn9u0.jpg

Bahamut:

http://i46.************/vsm9si.jpg

Bahamut Zero:

http://i46.************/214rw5c.jpg

Ancient Dragon:

http://i50.************/anzapx.jpg

Pegasus:

http://i45.************/8vvk1v.jpg

Eastern Dragon:

http://i47.************/2aigaia.jpg

Laralissa
18-12-09, 19:00
I cant make massive dragons, but I am AWESOME when it comes to making boxes :p I used to make them nonstop when I got bored at work...

TombOfRaiders
18-12-09, 19:01
Same. I used to make them all the time before I heard that you could make dragons.

Jeissy
18-12-09, 19:02
Ahh, yes. I really admire Origami, though I can't make anything. Unfortunately I don't the time to study it at the time as well. But up until now I haven't seen such sophisticated figures as in the last pictures :eek: I'm really amazed by the Eastern Dragon. I would have never known that this could be made, too.

TombOfRaiders
18-12-09, 19:06
Ahh, yes. I really admire Origami, though I can't make anything. Unfortunately I don't the time to study it at the time as well. But up until now I haven't seen such sophisticated figures as in the last pictures :eek: I'm really amazed by the Eastern Dragon. I would have never known that this could be made, too.

The Eastern Dragon is categorized as "Extreme Origami".

Drone
18-12-09, 19:10
this kind of art is very original, I like origami :tmb:

Jeissy
18-12-09, 19:16
The Eastern Dragon is categorized as "Extreme Origami".

Either way, it's stunning. It could make one want to start studying it immediately :cln: :)

Ada the Mental
18-12-09, 19:24
I can only make some very simple cranes (not like the ones in the photo). I sometimes make them out of stupid flyers in class when I'm bored.

The dragons are amazing! :cln:

peeves
18-12-09, 23:19
I have some paper but don't know what to make of it. Could someone gimme suggestions?

Dennis's Mom
19-12-09, 00:06
Those are beautiful. I do Japanese style beaded jewelry. No one beats the Japanese at crafting.

matrix54
19-12-09, 00:23
:eek:

peeves
19-12-09, 00:24
Those are beautiful. I do Japanese style beaded jewelry. No one beats the Japanese at crafting.

How about some shapes with hexagons or octagons? or cubes?

Surohicko
19-12-09, 00:25
octagons :)

Post a picture up to please :D

TombOfRaiders
19-12-09, 09:25
Those are beautiful. I do Japanese style beaded jewelry. No one beats the Japanese art crafting.

You got that right!

Poker15
19-12-09, 21:05
hmm interesting thread :)
my knowlenge in origami is quite middle-advanced(not much :p ) i can do some more ''hard'' stuff in origami liek kawasaki rose swan(not tht easy 1) emm... book
well i dunno what tht thread is about actually :o

remote91
19-12-09, 21:09
My swans could make you cry.

Love2Raid
19-12-09, 21:18
Those dragons are friggin' awesome! Incredible that they made those without cutting the paper or using glue! :eek:

I used to be able to make a crane bird, and a frog that could jump (well not by itself of course :p). Can't wait to make some again, I'll post pics here if I do (after watching some of those YouTube vids :pi:).

TombOfRaiders
19-12-09, 21:23
Bahamut was introduced into the origami world by Kamiya Satoshi who is one of the best origami crafters in the world. He has a book on how to make Final Fantasy characters and creatures as well as the ancient dragon, I think the book costs $100. The Eastern Dragon was introduced by Joseph Wu and has a diagram manual on how to make it.

Poker15
19-12-09, 21:42
My swans could make you cry.

why?
i never cry :smk: N0T :ton:

Noodleboy
19-12-09, 21:51
Lol, I can fold shrimps and kimonos :D

Poker15
19-12-09, 22:00
^^
sounds good
somtin' for da beginners :D http://www.origami-club.com/en/
lots of fun stuff even for the others
EDIT:
well some of my creations wich i did now :o
Swan by dunno who :o forgot how graceful they are :)
http://i49.************/2wei13d.jpg
Leaf by dunno who made it but i luv it :)
http://i48.************/2w3593c.jpg
crane by traditional
http://i49.************/2hz4pkg.jpg
Lips by dunno who made it but its cool cuz u rly can move them :jmp:
http://i49.************/9v82mt.jpg
and
KAWASAKI ROSE by Toshikazu Kawasaki :D *peace*
http://i47.************/2hwfypk.jpg
if u want a tutorial ask me ill send you a link :jmp:

tampi
19-12-09, 23:24
Nobody knows how to make an inflatable paper tank

http://i48.************/28qy9s5.jpg
http://i46.************/2qicoz5.jpg

LaraRules81
20-12-09, 00:11
I love Origami! :D

I only know how to make a flower though. :p

Poker15
20-12-09, 19:02
Nobody knows how to make an inflatable paper tank

http://i48.************/28qy9s5.jpg
http://i46.************/2qicoz5.jpg

is tht a tank :yik: :cln: :o rly?

tampi
20-12-09, 19:21
is tht a tank :yik: :cln: :o rly?


They are similar to the American M4 Sherman tanks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_Sherman).
I used to make battles with paper tanks when I was child.

Poker15
22-12-09, 13:32
Hao is this thread dead ? :o

CroftGameGirl
23-12-09, 19:35
Yay, I made two leaves! :jmp: Very helpful tutorials, Poker15 :D Thanks :)

Poker15
23-12-09, 19:36
Yay, I made two leaves! :jmp: Very helpful tutorials, Poker15 :D Thanks :)

ur welcome :hug::hug::hug:

Minty Mouth
23-12-09, 19:39
I thought this was a tie in thread with Heavy Rain or something :vlol:

Nice creations guys! :D

Poker15
27-12-09, 21:16
hmm
how about making tutorials in this thread? sorry for double post but this thread is like dead

Mystery-King
27-12-09, 21:22
hmm
how about making tutorials in this thread? sorry for double post but this thread is like dead

I could do some. I know some pretty cool designs... I'm surprised this thread hasn't taken off more! :)

Poker15
28-12-09, 12:23
I could do some. I know some pretty cool designs... I'm surprised this thread hasn't taken off more! :)

i could do some too:jmp: it will be fun

Poker15
29-12-09, 22:28
sorry for double post
but people please add more posts it seems like only me adds posts :(

moodydog
30-12-09, 14:28
aragami is incredible... i am gonna start (somewhere.... somehow :D)

TombOfRaiders
30-12-09, 14:42
It's good that Origami influences people to get their paper out.

Poker15
30-12-09, 17:46
^^
:vlol:

Poker15
26-01-10, 16:54
i know i double post but this thread is getting dead:(

Jo269976
26-01-10, 16:55
Lol, Heavy Rain.

Poker15
31-01-10, 15:44
??????what? heavy rain? i think its the wrong thread:o

matrix54
31-01-10, 15:51
I can make a fortune teller :rolleyes:

really... really... small!!

I'm awsome :p

Squibbly
31-01-10, 16:05
I used to do a lot of origami when I was a kid until I was 13 or so.
I made some pretty cool things. I only remember how to make a few things now, though.

LaraCroftRox
31-01-10, 16:29
I actually thought this was about the album Origami for a second. XD

TombOfRaiders
31-01-10, 17:51
^ :vlol:

Poker15
24-02-10, 07:24
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knightgames
24-02-10, 13:49
Guard those origami. Catrocoth is the ORIGAMI KILLER. Says so right under his avatar. :D

My friend and I used to go out for dinner. We'd be talking about our lives, current events, movies.... whatever. All the while his hands are busy making origami. The waitress was so impressed with his creation and made such a fuss, he made her a $20.00 dragon for a tip.

I'm impressed with the patience and talant to create something out of nothing. It takes great imagination.

Some of these are quite beautiful.

The Great Chi
24-02-10, 22:47
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g293/greatchi/PyramidPower.jpg

My favorite and very easy paper model to make is the paper pyramid, this is full of egyptian power :cln:

Just google...... great pyramid paper template

Once made with the edges sealed, with a very pointy point :D (and it must be made as a scale replica of the great pyramid, with identical angle of slope) you will find the power of the pyramid.

Align the pyramid NSEW and place it on the ground, and a person can place their hand over it and feel a tingling of power. it takes a minute or two to build up.

It can be used to keep razor blades sharp if you place them inside the pyramid, and there are other wierd uses as well.

The shape channels energy upwards and downwards, and thats why a pyramid is pyramid shaped.

Now this makes you wonder why the top 30 metres of the great pyramid has no sharp point anymore, otherwize who knows what power would come out the top, and within the pyramid itself :p

In fact they were going to place a structure on top of the great pyramid to complete the shape of the top during the 2000 millenium events, but changed their minds at the last moment, I wonder if they were worried that the pyramid power would have shown itself, Spooky !

GameGlitcher77
25-02-10, 22:56
I want that paper tank design/instructions tampi :mis:

Poker15
26-02-10, 21:20
search on youtube:D
10p9-xa_PZQ even with voice:jmp:

Catracoth
26-02-10, 22:18
Guard those origami. Catrocoth is the ORIGAMI KILLER. Says so right under his avatar. :D

Who told you that? I have no idea what you're talking about...but I hope you're able to sleep with one eye open ;) :p.

Reckless Lara
27-02-10, 10:40
I made a origami crane once. It's pretty nice, EXTREMELLY NERVE-WRACKING AND TOUGH, THOUGH. :)

touchthesky
27-02-10, 10:59
I did my first bit of origami today!

It's soo addicting :o

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs484.ash1/26481_10150105315000109_887575108_11183495_7062936 _n.jpg

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs504.snc3/26481_10150105315020109_887575108_11183497_2060040 _n.jpg

toxicraider
27-02-10, 11:50
Wow, the dragon and Bahamuts are amazing. :cln:

I can make a very mis-shapen origami star, but that's as far as my skills go. :p

Edit;
It's not really Origami, but has anyone else made the Dragon illusion?
http://www.grand-illusions.com/opticalillusions/dragon_illusion/
PKeuhXQj3MM

Poker15
10-03-10, 15:29
i tried it :p
was pretty cool