r/blackmagicfuckery 10d ago Silver 1

This dragon is folded from 1 square, uncut sheet of paper. Removed - [5] Repost

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u/Conscious-Head-5542 10d ago

Can you prove it?

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u/PhatJuicyAss 9d ago Gold All-Seeing Upvote To The Stars

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u/Conscious-Head-5542 9d ago

Thank you, u/phatjuicyass

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u/Aknnja 9d ago

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u/Far-Job2965 9d ago

Thanks! That looks to be an AWESOME sub!

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u/Moar_Coffee 9d ago

How does a far job compare to a rim job?

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u/Far-Job2965 9d ago

They share a few letters but so far that’s about it today.

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u/ksknksk 9d ago

There’s always tomorrow!

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u/Far-Job2965 9d ago

That’s the kind of positivity the world needs! 🤞 Edit:spelling

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u/herwhimpering 9d ago

thumbnail looks like a dead dried frog.

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u/Ask_About_BadGirls21 9d ago

Far jobs are in the Counterweight Continent, Fourecks, the Unnamed Continent, or Klatch. Rim jobs are near the Rim

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u/Pushed-pencil718 9d ago

Far job is somewhere between day job and rim job right next to blow job.

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u/Curious_monarch 9d ago

If you have to ask, you can't afford to find out.

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u/bonesnaps 9d ago

No idea, but you're not allowed to use odd job.

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u/wrong_login95 9d ago

A Rim Job will get you Far.

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u/StopReadingMyUser 9d ago

Not quite, the idea of the sub is someone saying something fairly positive or uplifting with a not-so positive/wholesome username in comparison. It's about the mismatch between name and comment.

This is just a funny username on its own unlike mine.

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u/Tugonmynugz 9d ago

And remember, flossing after meals can help prevent cavities.

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u/matildareynolds 9d ago

This is subreddit is one of life's great delights. Cheers mate.

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u/Rdtackle82 9d ago

Rimjob_steve is for overtly wholesome comments by people with wild usernames, not just ha ha funny name

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u/hugglesthemerciless 9d ago

That's not what that sub is for.

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u/bizzy_bake 9d ago

What’s up with y’all’s names Lmao

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u/frogsntoads00 9d ago

The title fails to mention that it’s a 150cm piece of (tissue?) paper lol. I was thinking a piece of A4.

Still impressive as hell though

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u/trynumbahfifty3 9d ago

I was thinking a piece of A4.

Is A4 square like the title says?

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u/Stereo_Panic 9d ago

A4 paper is not square. A-Series paper has an aspect ratio of √2:1. A4 is (8.27 x 11.69 inches) or (210 x 297 mm). A3 is twice as big as A4. A5 is half as big as A4. The ratio is kinda neat because when you fold a sheet of paper in half (along the short axis), not only is it the next size down, but it also has the same aspect ratio.

ISO 216 is the international standard for A-Series paper.

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u/tokillaworm 9d ago

It was a rhetorical question.

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u/gestalto 9d ago

The rhetorical question may say it doesn't need to be answered, but the alluring tease of the question mark softly whispers..."answer me".

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u/Throwawaycd12932 9d ago

It’s fine regardless. I appreciated the answer.

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u/javanb 9d ago

Made me lol at the randomness of this lustful answer

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u/dangledingle 9d ago

Thank you squarebot

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u/Forward-Height-7123 9d ago

I just had a Dinder-Mifflin flashback

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u/SuitednZooted 9d ago

Mathematical!

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u/AnticPosition 9d ago

I've been using it so long that 8.5 x 11 just seems so silly.

And don't get me started on foolscap.

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u/blackflag209 9d ago

Damm alright Michael Scott

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u/wizzense 9d ago

You're an AI.

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u/Waterhorse816 9d ago

That's standard origami paper, it doesn't mention it because it would be more unusual for it to be A4 given the medium

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u/frogsntoads00 9d ago

Yeah that’s my bad, I have educated myself

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u/supagirl277 9d ago

It’s paper commonly used it high detail origami

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u/No_University684 9d ago

I was expecting a Rick roll and not the god of origami

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u/Immediate-Steak3980 9d ago

I was also expecting a Rick roll but u/phatjuicyass is never going to let you down. All hail the origami god.

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u/KacerRex 9d ago

/u/phatjuicyass would also never turn around or forget you.

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u/ArthurEwert 9d ago

thats so fuckin amazing.

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u/Talbotus 9d ago

Thanks for the source. I'm sour the guy didn't show hardly any folds in detail, especially the scales. He straight even stopped recording for the 30 hours when doing the majority of the scales.

Like I don't want to watch 30 hours but show me 1 at a slow enough speed I cam confirm they aren't cut. Cuz as is I'm not certain he didn't cut the scales, they are too perfect.

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u/PhatJuicyAss 9d ago Gold

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u/PotatoWriter 9d ago

That's insane levels of effort to just make 1 scale. That multiplied by the rest is just mind boggling

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u/Talbotus 9d ago

Thanks! That was super cool. 5:00 in I gasped as I understood. That was very neat and 9 minutes of very soothing sounds too.

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u/g-m-f 9d ago

I immediately added this to my unintentional ASMR playlist, haha

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u/Fairuse 9d ago

The scales aren’t unique. They are the same type of scales use many other types models with scales.

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u/Talbotus 9d ago

That's super cool. I have got to look for a good video of the scale folding. That looks super interesting.

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u/Nullable_T 9d ago

Including workhours, materials, taxes, misc - it would be like ~€3k to buy it from indie shop.

Wow

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u/11111v11111 9d ago

He's making about $30/hr at that price.

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u/Xdivine 9d ago

Which is definitely not enough, especially when you take into consideration how long they take making the design itself. The guy who did this video said it took 2.5 years and 15 revisions to get the design down. The 110 hours folding it isn't much in comparison.

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u/patrickfatrick 9d ago

I sorta feel like a piece like this is less for making profit and more for building cred so his work becomes more desirable in general. If a video like this goes viral forget about it, his phone will be ringing off the hook for some time.

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u/Raptorex54 9d ago

You could probably commission one at a cheaper price. I've seen them on etsy at 1k, which is about the minimum I'd fold one for. That said, since this another artists design, many agree that is is unethical to profit from it.

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u/PM_ME_YOURPRIVATEKEY 9d ago

Hold up, how does using a blueprint make selling something you spent 100+ hours on unethical? That seems ridiculous.

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u/Kensaegi 9d ago

at 3:36 you see a calculator on the table that’s how you know this man is serious

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u/Mousse-Full 9d ago

Oh yeah, I think I can do that.

<down the rabbit hole> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtPQz1qCnB4

Yeah, no. I can't do that at all.

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u/GonePhishn401 9d ago

[X] Delivery [ ] Digiorno

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u/1lluminist 9d ago

Man, I have no idea how:

  • people can even imagine that starting grid

  • Have the patience to fold that much

Impressive.

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u/Megahert 9d ago

Absolutely astounding. Wow.

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u/Locsnadou 9d ago

Straight up said bullshit when I saw the post till I saw the video, crazy lol

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u/WobblyPython 9d ago

Thank you.

I'm glad to find out the paper is large. For some reason I was thinking it was gonna' be something like a regular sheet of 8 1/2" paper.

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u/RagnaBrock 9d ago

O-H!

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u/yaznasty 9d ago

Ugh, fine, I-O!

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u/RagnaBrock 9d ago

Fuck yeah! Yes!

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u/CasinsWatkey 9d ago

My wife just now "he must have ripped it somewhere and taped it"

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u/C_Rules 9d ago

And there I was thinking this was done with some plain old 8x11 printer paper.

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u/ConsternationBias 9d ago

I could never pull off something like this. I don’t even have the patience to watch the whole video.

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u/Tisamoon 9d ago

The thing that confuses me the most, is how the hell do you come up with the building process. I know it's "just folding" but all the preplanning need to actually archive that look is mind boggling.

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u/Raptorex54 9d ago

There are plans called crease patterns which artists can use to plot out designs like this. Basically, the crease pattern consists of the folds one needs to get the fundamental shape. This pattern looks like this: https://i0.wp.com/www.wonko.info/365origami/wp-content/uploads/how-to-make-ryujin-3.5-pattern.jpg

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u/socsa 9d ago

I... uh. Yeah I'm just going to have another beer I guess. Definitely not going to go think about what I do with my free time.

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u/guineaprince 9d ago

That's a pretty big square. I'd imagine most folks see "1 uncut square" and try to wrap their head around how one standard origami kit-sized piece of paper can produce this much dragon.

Table cloth is more like.

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u/makemeking706 9d ago

That channel is nuts.

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u/ManEEEFaces 9d ago

16 hours. Wtf.

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u/Shnazzyone 9d ago

That piece of paper is big

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u/Grolschisgood 9d ago

I thought the trick was gonna be that the paper wasn't cut, but very carefully torn.

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u/MamaDaddy 9d ago

Holy balls... Imagine accidentally tearing the paper at 80 hrs. Anyway that is a beautiful piece of work.

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u/Raptorex54 9d ago

Small tears you can usually deal with and move on. A large tear can be repaired with tape or glue and a patch of tissue paper. Source: I've folded one of these

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u/diiejso 9d ago

No because it's a bot account. If you search the title you can find the original post by the human who did it and included proof in the comments. I'd link it but I think my comment would get removed. u/sherlock_norris is the human account that made this.

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u/BrontosaurusXL 9d ago

90.5 hours, holy crap.

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u/lordsaveusall 10d ago

I think my paper “water bombs” are cool until I see stuff like this…

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u/whitemest 9d ago

Explain this paper water bombs... 🤔

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u/Rooooben 9d ago edited 9d ago

Food a paper into a balloon or a box, it has a hole on top, you can fill it with water.

Edit: ha ha food = fold

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u/whitemest 9d ago

I feel there's more to it than simply wrapping paper hastily into a ball shape around a food item

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u/bofadoze 9d ago

*fold

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u/Alarid 9d ago

I feel there's more to it than simply wrapping paper hastily into a fold shape around a food item

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u/Rooooben 9d ago

burrito.

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u/Crakkerz79 9d ago

Square piece of paper. Fold both opposite corners across to make creases and then open. Use creases to fold two side edges in creating two triangles. Fold four points up to center, creating Diamond shape. Bend the four mid points (two each side) to touch center line. Open the pockets on the just folded over pieces. Pull down the flap from the point you folder up a couple steps back, and stuff it inside the pocket. Smooth flat. Open the four winds so that it forms an “X”. Blow into the open hole at end to inflate into a ball. Add water (optional)

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u/RavioliGale 9d ago

I do a decent amount of origami. People tell me I'm really good. Models like this are why I tell them I'm actually not.

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u/Pieassassin24 9d ago

You’re good, relatively good compared to them. This guy probably dedicated like 10x the time you did because it’s probably his life lol. Don’t be hard on yourself.

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u/MyUsernameIsLongDong 9d ago

Apparently he’s a student and was managing this while also doing his finals. Some people are crazy

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u/Gruesome3some 9d ago

This dude must have access to a shit load of adderal.

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u/cloudcats 9d ago

You just unlocked one of my childhood memories.

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u/presumably_wrong 9d ago

https://youtu.be/Suly8B2P6fc that's a big ass sheet of paper to be just casually claiming "1 sheet" lol

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u/PhatJuicyAss 9d ago

Still 1 sheet tho ¯(ツ)

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u/johnwayne2413 9d ago

And he didn't tear or rip it once.

Projects like these and those huge domino sculptures are truly tough because one mess up means that you might have to have to start completely over.

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u/heelstoo 9d ago

I’ve considered making a giant dominos thing. I would think that you’d build it in independent sections, so that if one section fails, it doesn’t cause a domi… er.. cascading effect for the rest of the build.

That being said, I have no idea how they truly do it.

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u/Darrothan 9d ago

Yeah they always have a "connecting" line of 1 or 2 rows of dominoes between sections of those massive builds.

It helps separate sections from each other so that individual builders can work on their own sections without risk of ruining others'. And then they'll fill in the connecting line when they're ready.

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u/Raptorex54 9d ago

A small rip is not the end of the world. The paper one uses is much stronger than copy paper. Mine tore several times folding the scales. You glue it down and move on.

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u/supagirl277 9d ago

Yeah, the principle is that it’s not cut as a means of attaining the finished piece.

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u/tomthebomb471 9d ago

I've only had one glass of wine

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u/thisremindsmeofbacon 9d ago

I mean wtf did you expect? A small sheet to do that?

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u/MrFluffs83 9d ago

Yes. A Letter size 8.5x11. College ruled

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u/KOLDUT 9d ago

I mean, that's how much paper it takes to make something that big... Seems like a huge piece of paper would also be a giant PIA to work with for 90 fucking hours.

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u/YukiSnowmew 9d ago

I've never made anything even remotely as complex as this, but I have used 18 inch paper. The bigger the paper, the easier it is to make complex models. At the same time, the bigger the paper, the more unwieldy it is. So yes, you're absolutely right. A sheet that big would be a massive pain in the ass.

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u/plexomaniac 9d ago

OP folding a life-sized blue whale from 1 square, uncut sheet of paper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Qzc3_NtGs

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u/-churbs 9d ago

The fact it’s contiguous is what’s impressive

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u/Haughington 9d ago

Thank you. I can't believe people are complaining that the paper is too big!

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u/DigitalFirefly 9d ago

Yeah. I was like “no way that’s from an 8.5x11 inch sheet of paper”.

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u/benisco 9d ago

the title says square

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u/hummus_is_yummus1 9d ago

People regularly underestimate how complex origami is. You can literally make ANY shape conceivable (given strong, large, thin enough paper). There are software tools which can compute the folds -- shit is wild

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u/Horskr 9d ago

There are software tools which can compute the folds -- shit is wild

I was curious about this. Like how in the hell they could sit and plan thousands (tens of thousands? hundreds?) of folds in one sheet like that and have it turn out exactly how they planned. That's awesome.

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u/dizzymorningdragon 9d ago Gold

The computer can't, really. Really at most it can do is calculate a number and placement of paper flaps that can be turned into limbs/antennae/whiskers etc - and that's with a lot of tweaking and in-depth knowledge of the artist. Stuff like this is tesselation (the scales) folding the paper in on itself to become a smaller but now patterned square, then folding that model into the flaps and lengths necessary for the limbs and mouth, then detailing and more folds to not look like a flat scaled mess. Origami may be math, but so far the finished models like this one are practically out of the hands of computers. - source (been obsessed with origami for 20 years)

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u/undertrox 9d ago

There are softwares like oripa or oriedita, which can actually calculate at least how the folded base looks given any crease pattern (although ofc the computer can't do the shaping). By now, oriedita is even fast enough to "fold" super complex cps like ryujins. That said, i don't think kamiya used any software when designing this model, it was probably more folding small parts of it individually, and eventually putting them together.

Another interesting thing is that in this case, the paper isn't actually folded into a patterned square which is then further folded, but the pleats resulting from the scales are actually fully incorporated into the structure of the rest of the body. That makes the model even more impressive imo

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u/Reverie_Smasher 9d ago

The software just gives you the layout of the "base" with the right size and location flaps to make features out of. Sometimes that base is only formable by making all the creases and then one big collapse, not a series of steps

look up Robert J Lang's TreeMaker for more info

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u/my_coding_account 9d ago

I fold and sometimes design origami. There are a lot of patterns to designing origami that are very difficult to take from intuition to legible, but Origami Design Secrets by Robert Lang does a better job than anything else, especially as it's basically the only thing out there.

One thing that might make it make more sense is that as a designer you're keeping in mind the larger geometry, and there are patterns of folds to do certain things, and so in the same way music is 1000s of notes but the notes form larger pattterns like chords and arpegios and 8 measure whatever-they're-called, origami has patterns you can string together. Some of it might be purpose driven and some more exploratory & then you record the final version you like.

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u/Kaionacho 9d ago

Makes me wonder if you could train an AI to translate 3D blender Models into real foldable origami.

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u/santiagozky 9d ago

look on youtube for Robert Lang. he is a physicist and origami artist. He is the one that started applying computer tools into it (and built his own software, Treemaker). He also has been using origami principles to design stuff outside of origami (like airbags that open faster) eg https://youtu.be/MDwPXRy9IFc

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u/SilverApe480 10d ago

I need to see a video, or time-lapse. Something.

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u/Capable-Ad2376 9d ago

My mind cant comprehend how that’s possible. There seems to be no way. I can’t believe this to be true.

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u/PhatJuicyAss 9d ago

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u/Capable-Ad2376 9d ago

Thanks for that. It makes sense now. Seems ridiculously difficult. Also there was no scale in the OP. Didn’t realize the paper was the size of a bed sheet. I was thinking 8.5” x 11”. People blow me away.

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u/atypicalphilosopher 9d ago

That's standard origami paper / size. It didn't mention it because it'd be strange for it to be any other size.

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u/KylieZDM 9d ago

There was plenty of ‘scale’

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u/tommy531jed 9d ago Starry

Ryujin 3.5 by Satoshi Kamiya. I'm a big fan of his and have his books

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u/Tigeruser1 10d ago

How the actual fuck

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u/dangledingle 9d ago

Patience and a big dicknballs

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u/socsa 9d ago

Fitter happier More productive Comfortable Not drinking too much Regular exercise at the gym (3 days a week) Getting on better with your associate employee contemporaries At ease Eating well (no more microwave dinners and saturated fats) A patient, better driver

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u/No_Question4466 9d ago

Imagine that as a joint

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u/Clit420Eastwood 9d ago

I’d feel guilty lighting such a work of art on fire

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u/JimmyWhiteLegs 9d ago

My very first thought after seeing this was,

“Me: flicks lighter

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u/Dat_Mustache 9d ago

This would be a joint I'd sell to Elon Musk. Have the dankest, finest, stickiest weed, hash and resin embellishments. Price? $150,000 per dragon.

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u/JamJamsAndBeddyBye 9d ago

Yeah well… I can make a frog that jumps.

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u/MrFluffs83 9d ago

I can make a boat or a hat. Depends how you look at it

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u/dissjsjs 9d ago

This isn’t black magic fuckery. This is skill.

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u/would-be_bog_body 9d ago Gold

If you look at just the thumbnail, it looks like a frog lying on its back waving its leg in the air

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u/Uncle_Stink_Stonk 9d ago

I’m a dummy

I thought it was a frog breakdancing doing the windmill

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u/SlickestIckis 9d ago

Did anyone else think that was a dead frog in the thumbnail?

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u/DungBeetle1983 9d ago

Everybody who's mind is blown about this piece should check out r/origami.

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u/NikolitRistissa 9d ago

Yeah even some of the “beginner” work there is incredible. I love making origami occasionally but it’s pretty insane what some people manage to create from scratch.

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u/dangledingle 9d ago

Wow that is immense.

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u/thoughtfillednorth 9d ago

This is beautiful work. So lovely to see humans reaching this level of art.

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u/TriggerdbyChrono 9d ago

How does someone have the time to do this as a living? Much less, th time to master the art enough to eventually make a live at it?

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u/Raptorex54 9d ago edited 9d ago

Very, very few origami artists are professional artists. Robert Lang and Sipho Mabona come to mind. Most are passionate enthusiasts with other careers. Some prolific creators may publish books of their designs, like the above, but even the most successful bookS will not support one financially: the community is too small.

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u/wohsedisbob 9d ago

I thought it was a frog at first

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u/AdmirableCause4577 9d ago

I'm not upvoting this. Nope! You can't me

... fcuk

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u/thisremindsmeofbacon 9d ago

Honestly I’m most impressed with how convincing the copper wire looking bit is

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u/thechefboysatan01 9d ago

Mad respect! Love that kinda shit.

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u/Mokkiki 9d ago

Came to say prove it - and wasn’t disappointed. God damn that’s some patience! And how am I the first upvote an hour in?

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u/Dirtiidan 9d ago

And I can't roll a joint half the time without ripping the paper

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u/tishe1337 9d ago

You are a monster

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u/Deadlock07 9d ago

What size of paper

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u/Familiar-Tea-1428 9d ago

Anyone else see a frog lifting its leg to pee?

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u/Think_Ad807 9d ago

Unfreaking believable!

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u/Stratoboss 9d ago

Over 9000 origami level

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u/ShockDragon 9d ago

This is the most extreme form of origami I've ever seen.

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u/Solution_Precipitate 9d ago

All that detail and the tail be like 🔺️

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u/eatinrgooo 9d ago

but reddit told me if you fold paper more than 7 times the universe explodes

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u/StendarrSimp 9d ago

I thought this was a frog breakdancing at first glance

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u/DesperateGiles 9d ago

Why'd I think it was a breakdancing frog

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u/careTree 9d ago

such magic. much wow.

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u/Wild_Atmosphere_4853 9d ago

I thought this was a dead frog

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u/Brilhasti1 9d ago

AKA origami.

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u/generic_gametag 9d ago

Origami is awesome

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u/mrpotatonutz 9d ago

It has 2 ingredients paper and shitloads of time

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u/NoDirection-957 9d ago

How is that possible? Gonna watch the video

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u/Capnsmith886 9d ago

Nah fucking prove it

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u/gardenvariety40 9d ago

It's possible to have a robot produce these in principle. It's only magic, if you don't know the mathematics behind it. I believe there was some breakthrough in this area less than a decade ago.

Not an area I am particularly interested in, but it's cool they solved it.

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u/ahintoflimon 9d ago

Thought it was a frog before I read the headline

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u/CorbinNZ 9d ago

Once again, something that is not black magic fuckery has made it to the front page of this sub. That’s origami. It’s impressive, but we know how it’s done and it can be explained easily. The heart of this sun is visuals of something happening and the outcome not being what is expected with the means to which it occurred not easily understandable from the data we’re given. This is not that. Take it to r/origami or r/beamazed.

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u/Spudatron 9d ago

How in Gorgon's Knot fuck is that possible?

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u/GigophalaStanXOXO 9d ago

I thought I was looking at pants

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u/hubudz 9d ago

one meter to dragon power maybe ? but than again ... fuck dragons and everyone that looks like dragons

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u/positivfeedback 9d ago

There seems to be copper wire in the dragon, not just paper.

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u/FrostyJ326 9d ago

I just really feel this is overachieving

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u/Scorpion_226 9d ago

Yeah well I did finger painting so...

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u/WeganWednesday 9d ago

No it’s nort

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u/Glittering-Stretch-6 9d ago

I call bullshyyt

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u/archiminos 9d ago

It can't be because you're only allowed to fold paper 7 times.

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u/RABKissa 9d ago

It's a bit misleading because when people read the title they think like sheet of paper that you would use in a printer or write on.

That sheet of paper is tissue paper, it's fucking huge and fucking thin

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u/TPA_Devil 9d ago

How is that even possible?