Origami #1: the Crane

You probably know of origami, the art of paper folding. So how would you like to see some 2d-animated origami models with step-by-step instructions to go along with the movie?

Although origami is most often associated with the Japanese tradition, nowadays the term is used for virtually all forms of paper folding. It’s usually about transforming a flat sheet of paper into a more or less complex 3d model without using scissors, glue or other tools.

In this new “Origami” series, I’ll provide both a small 2d animation and step-by-step instructions for various models I like. And to start off, here is the well-known crane!

Feel free to tell me if you like this new series and don’t hesitate to send me ideas of origami foldings that you particularly like!

4 thoughts on “Origami #1: the Crane”

    1. I’m really happy you like it 🙂 I just wanted to try out some frame-by-frame 2d animation with an open-source tool (Krita) – I first tried with actual 3d in Blender, but it quickly seemed way too time-consuming 😀 (not sure it totally answers your question, I’m not sure I understand it completely sorry!)

      1. Yeah! Just wanted to know what tool you used. I’ve played with Blender but it does feel too complicated for this project so it’s nice to learn about Krita.

        1. Nice, happy I could help 🙂 So far, Krita is quite a good alternative to things like Photoshop… with (in my opinion) a much nicer philosophy and code of ethics 🙂

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