Designer:
Gjerde, Eric
Folder:
Difficulty Level:
Intermediate
Model type:
Triangle Grid
Tessellations and Fractals
Paper ratio:
Square
Review of the paper used:

Yesterday night I first tried the model on a triangle grid with 16 pleat divisions to get a feel for how to do the model. I then moved to transparent paper, and had this stupid idea of doing a triangle grid 64 pleat divisions instead. Hours later... this is the result. This is what robs my sleep!

Paper: 19.5cm square of transparent paper
Model: 15.3cm x 13.7cm

### WOW!

It looks amazing! I only moved on to 32 pleat divisions. By the way the diagrams of this tessellation is also located in Eric's blog. Here is the link: http://www.origamite...

### 64 pleat division.. That's

64 pleat division.. That's insane! I've only gone to 32 on a 15x15cm sheet so far, so your triangles are nearly twice as small as the ones I made. I'm quite amazed by the fact that you managed to crease everything quite precisely at this microscopic size.

### Precision

I think tessellations will help me improve my precision. I also found that transparent paper helped me align creases, and thus get higher accuracy. Plus, of course, you get nice effects when applying back lighting to the finished model, as I did for this picture.

### Excellent maner of practice!

This will help with your fish scales too! (the koi fish project, remember, Sara???)

-- Sara

### Breathe in the feeling of accomplishment!

Mathematically speaking, a hexagon is the perfect shape, since it holds basic principles in all 9 dimensions.

### Great work!

You've done a fantastic job here - wow! And I also can't believe you jumped right into a 64-division folding job... that's pretty amazing.

Thanks for sharing this, I'm really pleased to see such happy feedback! :)

Please make a video on this tessellation.

### how it was folded

do you have to do triangle twists on this model because i could see that there are little triangles on the hexagons and eric gjerde made instructions on how to make hexagons by triangle twists on his website.

### Only pleat intersections

This model is solely based on 120 degree pleat intersections. You do not need any triangle twists.

-- Sara

### cool

I made the one with 32 divisions and that was hard too.

### Just wanting to share my attempt at a 64 stage

http://imgur.com/6N62q

I made this out of a regular square cut out of a sheet of A4 copy paper. I went ahead and did all the hexagons all the way to the edge of the paper on two sides so I could have a regular hexagon as the overall result. Thanks for looking.

### Neat fold!

That looks great! You worked very precisely. :)

-- Sara