Sunday, August 5, 2007

Modular Origami - Swan

What is modular Origami?

Modular origami, or unit origami, is a paper folding technique which uses multiple sheets of paper to create a larger and more complex structure. Each individual sheet of paper is folded into a module, or unit, and then modules are assembled into an integrated flat shape or three-dimensional structure by inserting flaps into pockets created by the folding process. These insertions create tension or friction that holds the model together.

Swan created with modular origami

Traditional modular origami swan consists of about 500 pieces of small units.These are triangular units which can be interlocked and create a beautiful swan.Modular origami swan creation is a tedious work.

You need enough time and ofcourse a lot of patience to create the structure as each of the 500 pieces needs to be folded perfectly.

Origami swan created by me

You can follow the link to see the procedure to create:

Modular swan diagram

This is approximately 6 minutes video,but very easy to follow.