After posting two PDFs and video instructions for Valentine's Day, I have also written an article that gives a short comparison of PDF diagrams and video instructions.
It's now available as one of the open-access articles in OrigamiUSA's TheFold: http://www.origami-usa.org/thefold002_PDF_video_comparison_on_valentines...
I hope you enjoy the read and am happy to get your feedback. I know there's more aspects to these two methods of spreading origami, but hope I captured some of the more important aspects in the article.
As promised, I've written my second article in my series on video diagramming.
|Weight (gsm)||Sizes||Color Palette||Texture||Aging|
|110gsm, 190gsm||A4; 70cm by 100cm||7 colors||smooth||many years|
|Wear and Tear||Memory||Forgiveness||Tensile Strength||Bending Restistance|
|n/a||10 / 10||7 / 10||10 / 10||10 / 10|
|8.5 / 10||9 / 10||10 / 10||8 / 10||8.5 / 10||9.5 / 10||9.5 / 10|
Made in Germany, by Zanders (http://www.zanders.com/), it may be crowned as King of Paper. I tried to get some information on the process and ingredients of this paper, but this is privileged information and won't be shared by the manufacturer. Its Data Sheet says "Elephant hide is a rugged bookbinding paper with a parchment grain which can be used as a book covering paper or for making certificates. It is impregnated and therefore scratch and abrasion resistant, dirt repellent, can be wiped clean (wet-strength paper), has limited expansion and shrinkage and is not sensitive to acid. In addition, it is tear resistant and wrinkle and fold resistant as well as color-fast and lightfast." Can we ask for more? It got the FSC certificate, so you are helping to save forests by buying it. More than that, each sheet is unique, no two sheets are alike.
as selected by Sara Adams
You may have seen the time lapse I posted of my video creation process. In that video I mentioned that I'd be publishing a more detailled guide on how you, too, can make high quality origami tutorials.
So what's that all about?